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Generative AI
In the first installment of this Q&A series on generative AI, strategy consultant Jeff Sigel ’01S (MBA) describes four pillars of generative AI usage and warns against common pitfalls.
AI Jobs
With the advent of ChatGPT, what does artificial intelligence (AI) mean for the future of human labor? Professor Huaxia Rui shares his insights from a working paper on the subject.
Wait Times
In this blog post, Professor Ricky Roet-Green presents five insights into the optimal amount of wait time information to provide to customers.
Health Spending
Senior Lecturer Sam Ogie examines U.S. health spending and suggests equipping health professionals with the skills needed to shape the future of their industry.
Post-COVID Healthcare
In this Q&A, Michael F. Rotondo, MD, CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group, reflects on the challenges confronting the U.S. healthcare system and the value of a business mindset in navigating them.
Stocks
In this blog post, Professor Christian Opp offers a practical guide to thinking about the benefits of lending shares to short sellers.
Simon Business School faculty provides an inside look at the emergence of ESG in private credit and lending.
In this Q&A, Simon alumna Amanda Mari ’09S (MBA) provides an inside look at the emergence of ESG in the world of private credit and lending.
Simon Business School Faculty examines obstacles and opportunities in ESG through a global lens.
In this Q&A, IMD finance professor Karl Schmedders examines obstacles and opportunities in ESG through a global lens.
Simon Business School faculty shares his perspective on the evolution of ESG data, corporate engagement, and the convergence of sustainability and finance.
In this Q&A, Simon Adjunct Professor Martin Jarzebowski shares his perspective on the evolution of ESG data, corporate engagement, and the convergence of sustainability and finance.
Simon Business School faculty weighs in on prevailing theories about the root causes and optimal solutions for rising inflation. 
In this blog post, Professor Narayana Kocherlakota weighs in on prevailing theories about the root causes and optimal solutions for rising inflation.
In this blog post, Dean Yeltekin gets Professor Sudarshan Jayaraman’s take on the decades-long rise in CEO compensation
In this blog post, Dean Yeltekin gets Professor Sudarshan Jayaraman’s take on the decades-long rise in CEO compensation.
Professor Yufeng Huang uses the example of Airbnb rentals to illustrate how to make algorithms work better for sellers in the context of price-setting.
One of the hardest jobs of a seller is to develop an effective price-setting strategy. Pricing algorithms can help, but they present significant limitations. In this post, Professor Yufeng Huang uses the example of Airbnb rentals to illustrate how to make algorithms work better for sellers.
Inside the efforts to corral ESG resources at Simon Business School
In this blog post, Dean Yeltekin interviews Robert Berkman, the University of Rochester’s Outreach Business Librarian, about his recent efforts to corral ESG resources for the Simon community.
Dean Yeltekin of Simon Business School presents insights on economic mobility from the bi-annual Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy
In this post, Dean Yeltekin offers a look into research presented at the bi-annual Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy highlighting economic mobility, opportunity, gender, and race.
Dean Yeltekin takes a closer look at inflation and addresses six key questions related to its rise.
As the U.S. economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic in fits and starts, the steady rise of inflation is sounding alarm bells in academic corridors and newsrooms alike. In this post, Dean Yeltekin takes a closer look at inflation and addresses six key questions related to its rise.
University of Rochester Professor Lisa Kahn reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. labor market
In this post, University of Rochester Professor Lisa Kahn reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. labor market and the dislocation it wrought. While the forecast will change as new data emerges, Professor Kahn identifies three surprising ways in which the pandemic has reshaped the labor market landscape.
Delivering What Counts: The Link Between CEO Pay and Shareholder Return
Is there a relationship between CEO pay and shareholder return? Simon Business School professor Ron Schmidt argues that, despite assertions to the contrary in opinion essays and by business journalists, there is. In this post he’ll share in-depth research to support his findings, and explore this relationship and its implications.
Icons over a highway system
Since the inauguration of President Biden, the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package championed by his administration has become a lightning rod for partisan wrangling in Congress. Earlier this summer, I sat down with Josh Goldberg, a director of Summit Consulting, to discuss the need for a more adaptable, agile national infrastructure.
University of Rochester health lab
The healthcare industry is “ripe for disruption” for business-minded innovators, according to Dr. Michael Hasselberg, UR Health’s first Senior Director of Digital Health. In this Q&A, Michael shares his insights about ongoing successes, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration in his mission to reshape the digital landscape at UR Medicine.
How far off are stock prices?
Over the past few months, the prices of meme stocks like GameStop and AMC have swung wildly, attracting the attention of investors and raising questions about the informational efficiency of stock markets—the idea that all public information relating to a company’s stock is correctly incorporated into its current price.
AI Brain Drain
Every September, academics and industry leaders converge to compete in the ImageNet Challenge (ILSVRC), an annual computer vision competition that invites participants to develop software programs that can correctly classify and detect images stored in ImageNet’s large visual database.
The Power of Analytics
If you call a 1-800 number and endure the hold music for long enough, you can reasonably expect to reach a customer service representative. If you choose to lodge a complaint via social media, on the other hand, it can be difficult to predict what level of response you will elicit. Some interactions between customers and brands may lead nowhere, while others may ignite a media firestorm.
Central Banking
Twice a year, the Simon Business School, together with the economics department at University of Rochester, participates in a joint public policy conference alongside the NYU Stern School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
American Rescue Plan
If last year’s CARES Act was designed to shield Americans from the economic onslaught of COVID-19, this year’s American Rescue Plan Act was intended to deal a lethal blow. Did it succeed? It’s complicated.
Government Deficit
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office just issued its latest Long-Term Budget Outlook, and the outlook is bleak. The CBO projects that the national debt held by the public will reach twice the size of the entire economy (measured in terms of gross domestic product, or GDP) by 2050—and that’s if interest rates don’t shoot up in the interim.
Cares Act
In fiscal policy, as in battle, a blunt instrument is usually better than none at all. That has certainly been the case when it comes to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the country’s largest stimulus package since World War II.