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

Meet the faculty behind the initiative

Upcoming Events

Conference on Labor Market Regulation and Policy

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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.

Check back soon for new upcoming events!


Check back soon for new upcoming lectures!

Past Business & Policy Events

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


GBA 441

Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibilities

BPP 432

Basic Business Law

GBA 444

Ethics & Policy in Tech

Washington DC Fellowship

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

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