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
A Journal of Financial Economics research study by Owen Lamont was cited in a New York Times “Strategies” column about the value of conglomerates and why some, like Cendant, decide to diversify so widely.
Matt Spiegel commented on the Justice Department’s approval of the acquisition deals of the NYSE and Nasdaq in Reuters News. He said, “It’s too soon to know for sure how this is going to affect the average investor.”
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.
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.
New Haven, Conn., November 15, 2005—The Yale School of Management Net Impact Club took home the Chapter of the Year Award at the Net Impact 2005 Conference held November 10-13 in Palo Alto, CA. Of the more than 100 Net Impact chapters around the world, Yale SOM was recognized for its "excellent, innovative, and outstanding social impact."