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The Quest to Understand and Predict Behavior

For Dan Feiler, the most interesting and powerful explanations of human judgment and decision-making are the ones that are hiding in plain sight.

Feb 03, 2023

Are Promo Codes Profitable?

Tuck marketing professor Scott Neslin examines the profitability of digital coupons and finds some nuanced answers.

Jan 30, 2023

Mentoring as a Conduit to Community and Caring

A conversation with Stacy Blake-Beard, clinical professor of business administration, on the importance of mentoring for diversity for organizational success.

Jan 27, 2023

How to Boost Patient Satisfaction in Emergency Departments

Tuck professor Laurens Debo finds that well-calibrated wait-time announcements improve the patient experience.

Jan 25, 2023

Tuck Faculty Predict Business Trends in 2023

From corporate communications to investor activism, Tuck faculty members, including Dean Matthew J. Slaughter, share their business predictions for 2023.

Jan 25, 2023

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Good Jobs America Needs Are Global Jobs

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees call on the White House and Congress to invest in creating more global jobs.

Jan 23, 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility is not a Zero-Sum Game

New research by Tuck professor Praveen Kopalle shows that companies can do well by doing good.

Jan 09, 2023

Did the U.S. Just Start a Climate Trade War?

The Inflation Reduction Act subsidizes domestic production of electric vehicles and carbon-reducing technologies, but at the potential cost of angering America’s trade partners. Tuck trade economist Davin Chor explains. 

Jan 06, 2023

Slaughter & Rees Report: A Winter Holiday Wish for Our Children

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees close 2022 with a winter holiday wish: that in the new year, leaders around the world start investing more in the future of all of us—our children.

Dec 20, 2022

Exploring Household Finance

Tuck associate professor Brian Melzer discusses the origins, nature, and future directions of the study of household finance.

Dec 12, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Ascent of Autocracy

In their latest missive, Matthew Slaughter and Matthew Rees examine the rise of autocratic governments and the threat they pose to democracy and freedom throughout the world.

Nov 30, 2022

How to Know Where and When Customers Will Buy

Tuck marketing professor Sharmistha Sikdar developed a model that helps multichannel retailers understand their customers’ hidden purchase motivations and predict their future channel engagement.

Nov 16, 2022

Opinion: Elon Musk is Damaging Twitter and Democracy

Tuck professor Adam Kleinbaum, an expert on social networks, says Twitter is flying in the wrong direction—and the consequences could be catastrophic.

Nov 10, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: Anarchy in the U.K.

Recent events in the U.K. provide a sobering reminder that nations facing economic stagnation are nations ripe for anarchy, say Slaughter and Rees.

Oct 31, 2022

How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Turbocharge Index Funds

A new paper from Tuck professor Mark DesJardine shows the systematic benefits that can flow from CSR.

Oct 25, 2022

Finance Questions, Answered

Seven of Tuck’s finance faculty answer questions from their research and experience.

Sep 09, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Quest for the Immaculate Disinflation

In trying to slow rising inflation, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will need to conjure the skill, composure, and luck of Terry Bradshaw during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 1972 “Immaculate Reception,” say Slaughter and Rees.

Sep 01, 2022

Could Algorithms Create a Win-Win for Both Society and Crowdfunding Platforms?

Tuck professor Prasad Vana studies how algorithms that rank lists of items can be a lever for social benefit.

Aug 26, 2022

Building a Better Model for Private Equity

A conversation with Morten Sorensen, associate professor of finance, about his research into private equity risk and return and about teaching at Tuck.

Aug 04, 2022

Why Managers May Forgo Small Wins

Tuck professors Daniel Feiler and Ron Adner document a decision-making bias that can lead managers to underinvest in the smarter of two alternatives.

Jul 06, 2022

Could Bank Overdraft Fees Be Good for Financial Inclusion?

Tuck professor Brian Melzer explores the tradeoff between consumer protection and financial inclusion.

Jul 05, 2022

Who Wins and Who Loses When IP Protection Gets Weaker?

Intellectual property protection took a big hit with a landmark 2014 Supreme Court case. Tuck professor Gordon Phillips documents the impacts on large and small firms.

May 06, 2022

The Self-Enhancement Bias and Why We Should Expect Rigidity After Failure

In his research on organizational learning, Tuck professor Pino Audia has changed the way we explain firms’ inability to make timely changes in response to failure.

Apr 28, 2022

Better Decisions Through Science

With uncertainty at an all-time high, the Operations and Management Science faculty, along with Tuck’s international trade economists, are helping a range of industries refine their practices and prepare for what might come next.

Mar 23, 2022

The Nuances of Knowledge Transfer

Tuck professor Constance Helfat studies what really happens when workers move to new units inside their firm.

Mar 09, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: Norway, Aristotle, and Ukraine

Norway flourishes in the Winter Olympics by focusing on application and effort—not on medals—say Slaughter and Rees, comparing that focus to Russia’s challenge to democracy through its invasion of Ukraine.

Feb 28, 2022

Putting Models into Practice

Tuck assistant professor Raghav Singal works at the intersection of machine learning and data-driven decision-making.

Feb 07, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: Harness Globalization to Help Whip Inflation

The challenge facing the Fed is daunting. Slaughter and Rees propose three steps policymakers can take to harness globalization and whip U.S. inflation.

Jan 31, 2022

The Concrete Wall

A conversation with Ella L.J. Bell Smith, professor of business administration, on the enduring relevance and re-release of her book Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Search for Identity.

Jan 26, 2022

Tuck Faculty Predictions for 2022

From corporate strategy to employee satisfaction, data analytics and e-commerce, Tuck faculty opine on the trends that will shape 2022.

Jan 11, 2022

What Makes a CEO Effective? Inside the Mind of the CEO

For 15 years, Tuck professor Morten Sørensen has been analyzing a unique dataset on top executives, uncovering the traits that make them effective and different from others.

Dec 09, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: Two Long-Term Public-Policy Lessons of the Pandemic

Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees share two public-policy lessons of the pandemic related to globalization and public health—one optimistic, the other less so.

Nov 30, 2021

Has the U.S.-China Trade War Hurt the Chinese Economy?

Tuck professor Davin Chor analyzed night light data from satellite imagery to infer the impact of the new tariffs on China’s economy.

Nov 09, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: What Will Help Resolve America’s Great Resignation? Jobs Connected to the W...

As the U.S. faces the Great Resignation, Slaughter and Rees remind policymakers that the strongest jobs in America have long been those connected to the world through international trade and investment.

Oct 28, 2021

Findings: In Friendship, A Mirror to the Self

Tuck professor Adam Kleinbaum shares his findings on the power of social networks to influence and reinforce beliefs and behavior.

Oct 11, 2021

Ecosystem Disruption: When Industry Boundaries Collapse

In his latest book, Winning the Right Game, Ron Adner uncovers a deep, unsettling truth about the nature of strategy and competition in the digital age.

Oct 04, 2021