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Using postal service to gauge government efficiency

As a way to measure and explain why some governments are more efficient than others, Professor Rafael La Porta and three other economists came up with an unusual idea: Between December 2010 and February 2011, they mailed letters to nonexistent business addresses in 159 countries — two letters to each country’s five largest cities. They waited for a full year to see which ones were returned, and published their findings.

Aug 19, 2012

MBA job hunt: The plan

This is the first in a series of stories that serves as a guide to the MBA job hunt. In today’s economy, job hunters, even MBAs from top programs, need plans A, B, and C. At Tuck, students break down their focus into three buckets.

Aug 19, 2012

Hospitals should not adopt new healthcare IT program too quickly

Professor Eric Johnson writes, “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently announced that Electronic Health Record incentive payments skipped past $6 billion, with over 122,000 providers already taking part in the action. The incentive frenzy has really just begun, as this represents less than half of the 260,000 providers who have already registered to join the $27 billion funding party.”

Aug 19, 2012

Why Live-Streaming the Olympics is a Good Move for NBC

NBC should be able to entice viewers to stick around and watch other shows.

Jul 26, 2012

Independent Study: Tuck students craft their curriculum to prepare for careers

Independent studies allow students to do in-depth research on the industries they plan to join.

Jul 23, 2012

Truth in Advertising

How consumers win when companies exaggerate how good their products are.

Jul 23, 2012