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Follow the Loan Money By Jonathan GS Koppell

January 30th, 2005

New Haven -- When the company that is involved in financing about a quarter of all home mortgages in the United States becomes mired in a $9 billion accounting scandal, Congress can be expected to take notice -- especially if that company, Fannie Mae, is widely seen to be backed by the government.

The Bush proposals for Social Security are about dismantling the current system - and not saving it By Ted Marmor and Jerry Mashaw

January 30th, 2005

President George W. Bush has promised to make Social Security secure for future generations, but claims not to have decided on the details for doing so. Perhaps not, but the trial balloons are getting pretty thick over the Rose Garden.

The Origin of Mutual Funds

January 26th, 2005

Professor K. Geert Rouwenhorst's latest research on the origins of mutual funds shows they emerged as early as the second half of the 18th century in The Netherlands, and traces their history from the development of securitization in the 17th century to the invention of depository receipts in the 19th century.

Yale SOM Alumni Head Two of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

January 25th, 2005

Bright Horizons Family Solutions and CarMax, 2 companies founded and headed by Yale SOM alumni, have been named to the prestigious 2005 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list – an annual ranking recognizing employers who go beyond the norm to make their workplaces among the best in the nation.

Ravi Dhar Receives William F. O’Dell Award for Consumer Choice Study

January 25th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., January 25, 2005—Ravi Dhar, professor of marketing at the Yale School of Management and co-director of the Yale Center for Customer Insights, and Klaus Wertenbroch (INSEAD), are the recipients of the prestigious 2005 William F. O'Dell Award for their study "Consumer Choice Between Hedonic and Utilitarian Goods."

Shyam Sunder Travels to India with Yale Delegation; New Management Research Center Announced

January 11th, 2005

Shyam Sunder was part of a delegation to India led by Yale President Richard Levin. During the trip, Yale and the Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) announced a plan to set up a management research center in India.

Yale School of Management Opens New Research Center To Advance Study of Customer Behavior

January 3rd, 2005

New Haven, Conn., January 4, 2005—The Yale School of Management is opening a new research center devoted to the behavior of customers. The Yale Center for Customer Insights (CCI) will bring together industry leaders and scholars from multiple disciplines to focus on joint research relevant to the marketplace.

Nation’s CEOs Gather to Address The Return of Invention in Leadership and to Honor Young & Rubicam’s Chairman & CEO, Ann Fudge

December 14th, 2004

New Haven, Conn., December 14, 2004—Many CEOs today announce a strong interest in internal invention and fostering new ideas from within rather than looking to buy businesses. Are the days of dealmakers over and replaced by business builders? To resolve this paradox, 100 world-renowned chief executives, policy makers, and academics gather at the 50th CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. The conference, entitled "The Return of Invention, Imagination & Integrity," takes place at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, December 16-17, 2004.

Matt Spiegel Named Editor of The Review of Financial Studies

December 9th, 2004

Matt Spiegel has been named editor of the prestigious journal, The Review of Financial Studies. His editorial appointment will begin on July 1, 2005.

Jacob Thomas Appointed Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance

December 8th, 2004

New Haven, Conn., December 8, 2004-Yale University President Richard C. Levin has appointed Jacob Thomas the Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Yale School of Management.