Geert Rouwenhorst’s commodities research was cited in the National Business Review. The study found that commodities have a return “similar to stocks and bonds and are a valuable means of diversifying portfolios.”
In February of 2005, Laura Cha, former vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, contributed $700,000 to endow The Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship at the Yale School of Management.
Ravi Dhar discussed the start of the holiday shopping season in USA Today. Commenting on why the day after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday," is a trigger for consumers to begin shopping Dhar said, "Shopping becomes how we celebrate holidays.
Joel Podolny was quoted in a Globe and Mail story on programs that help police and others develop observational skills by viewing art. The Class of 2007 participated in a similar program through the Yale Center for British Art.
Dina Mayzlin and Judy Chevalier’s study “The Effect of Word of Mouth on Sales: Online Book Reviews” was featured on Forbes.com, VNU Network, Bookseller.com, Infoworld.com, and in the newsletter of the Category Manage
New Haven, Conn., November 15, 2005—Many online retailers encourage customers to post product reviews believing that they will influence the purchases of other customers. A new study from the Center for Customer Insights at the Yale School of Management that examines the effect of consumer reviews on book sales at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com finds that this community content does have an impact on what consumers buy.
The study "The Effect of Word of Mouth on Sales: Online Book Reviews" by professors Judith Chevalier and Dina Mayzlin examines the effect of consumer reviews on book sales at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com and finds that this community content does have an impact on what consumers buy.