Research that drives change.

The Business and Policy Initiative at Simon Business School fosters high-quality research about the interaction of public policy and business strategy.

Supported in part by The Bradley Center, the initiative is a hub for thought leadership on antitrust and merger policy, financial regulation, monetary and fiscal policy, health care policy, and labor market policy. The initiative seeks to inform public policy by promoting dialogue between researchers, policymakers, industry leaders, students, and alumni.

Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Director of the Business and Policy Initiative at Simon Business School, Introduces this new thought leadership initiative

  • Business Policy News Article 1

    Bloomberg Interviews Dean Sevin Yeltekin on Monetary Government Policies and their Impacts on the Economy

    In this Bloomberg radio interview with Dean Sevin Yeltekin she shares her insights on monetary government policies and their impacts on the economy.

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    Bloomberg QuickTake "Take Stock" Full Show

    Live from New York, this is news for the new media. Watch global stories and go deeper with original shows on business, technology, politics, and culture


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  • Business Policy News Article 3

    Why ADP's Job Numbers Are Higher Than Labor Department Report

    ADP Chief Economist Nela Richardson explains why there is such a big difference in the numbers. She's on QuickTake with the University of Rochester's Dean Sevin Yeltekin.


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  • Business Policy News Article 4

    With New OSHA Rules, Expect More High-Paying Jobs to Require Covid-19 Vaccine

    Growing share of open positions publicizing rules for shots signals potential new normal in hiring process, experts say


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  • Business Policy News Article 5

    CEOs spurn Trump and his allies: How big a blow?


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Meet the faculty behind the initiative

Recent policy research at Simon.

Antitrust and Competition Policy
Health Care Policy
Financial Regulation
Macroeconomic Policy
Labor Market policy
Campaign Finance



Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy Workshop

Antitrust economics and competition policy workshop

This workshop will bring together a small group of leading Industrial Organization economists to discuss research and current policy topics. Keynote talks will be delivered by Cristina Caffarra, a global thought leader in competition economics who co-founded the CEPR Competition Research Policy Network and formerly led the Competition Team of CRA in Europe, and Joshua Gans, a renowned expert in the field of AI and technology economics from the University of Toronto.

Workshop Program

Conference on Labor Market Regulation and Policy

Image for Editorial Use. Labor Market Regulation Article.

This conference will address pressing questions about to improve the functioning of the modern labor market. This includes who holds market power in labor markets, noncompete agreements, discrimination, and what government can do to improve the functioning of the market. The conference will bring together high-profile academic researchers, former and current government officials, and private-sector representatives.

In addition to research presentations, this conference will include a keynote address by David Weil of Brandeis University, formerly the head of the DOL Wage and Hour Division, and

Rochester Business & Policy Seminar Series

A joint seminar series between Simon Business School and the University of Rochester Economics Department.

Joanna Wu and Sudarshan Jarayaman

Research at Simon

Simon Business School is committed to elevating academic research. Our faculty are thought leaders and subject matter experts, producing research that to helps organizations better confront complicated business challenges.

The Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics were all founded at the University of Rochester, and we continue to lead in research. Our renowned faculty have been published in a wide breadth of noteworthy publications, including The NY TimesThe Register, Inside Higher Ed, the Journal of Financial EconomicsThe Economist, and many more.

Faculty & Research


From the Dean's Corner

Simon faculty are experts on topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens. Take a deep dive into their
research and hear firsthand insights from subject matter experts in the Dean’s Corner.

Inside Business Education at Simon

Regarded as a world leader in quantitative, economics-based education, our analytics-based curriculum prepares students to lead in the global business marketplace. Our curriculum includes a strong focus on public policy and business strategy. 

STR 428

Strategy beyond Markets
BPP 426 Macroeconomics
GBA 441 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibilities
BPP 432 Basic Business Law
GBA 444 Ethics & Policy in Tech
Washington DC Fellowship

Connect with us

Discover more about the Simon Business Policy Initiative by connecting with our team. Call or email us today. 

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