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
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.