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What’s Happened to Volatility Trading?

Tuck professor Ing-Haw Cheng says it’s buyers that have disappeared.

Jun 07, 2018

The Hidden Influence of Numerical Formats

Tuck professor Ellie Kyung finds slider scales have a powerful effect on consumer payments.

Jun 06, 2018

How Investors’ Misunderstanding of China Causes Them to Miss Out

Chinese companies’ innovation and drive should be embraced, not feared, says Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan.

May 31, 2018

Why Institutions Should Be Active Investors

New research by Jonathan and Katharina Lewellen estimates the incentives motivating institutional investors.

May 16, 2018

Vijay Govindarajan Launches edX Courses

The courses teach the theory and practice of breakthrough innovation.

May 02, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Time for a Myspace Comeback?

It is no longer clear that users of Facebook benefit as they once thought they did—could there be a better way? Dean Matthew Slaughter and economist Matthew Rees weigh in.

Apr 09, 2018

The High Cost of Free Shipping

In a new study, Tuck marketing professor Scott Neslin finds free shipping promotions are not good for business.

Mar 07, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: War and Peace

The President recently tweeted that trade wars are good and winnable. Slaughter & Rees argue that no country wins in a trade war.

Mar 05, 2018

The Future in 3-D

A conversation with Richard D'Aveni, the Bakala Professor of Strategy.

Feb 07, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Watch Policies, Not Performance

It is easier for government and policy leaders to implement pro-productivity policies in boom times.

Feb 01, 2018

When to Say Something

What Companies Need to Know about Engaging with Political Events and Sensitive Issues

Jan 25, 2018

Betting on People

Marketing Professor Ellie J. Kyung took an unconventional path to Tuck, guided by a simple principle: follow the people you trust.

Jan 16, 2018

Blocking the Exits

Gordon Phillips investigates what happens to venture capital investments when mergers and acquisitions activity is regulated.

Jan 10, 2018

Knowledge in Practice

The Retail Dance

Jan 04, 2018

How Local Bank Competition Boosts the Economy

Tuck professor Gordon Phillips finds new evidence that more local banks are good for business.

Dec 13, 2017

Big Carts, Big Calories

Club stores like Costco and Sam’s Club offer low prices and large packages. But beware the extra calories, fat, and sugar that come along for the ride, says Tuck marketing professor Kusum Ailawadi.

Nov 29, 2017

Thinkers50 Recognizes Four Tuck Faculty

The 2017 global ranking of business thinkers named Richard D’Aveni, Sydney Finkelstein, Vijay Govindarajan, and Marshall Goldsmith to its prestigious list.

Nov 28, 2017

Punam Anand Keller Named Consumer Research Fellow

Keller, the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management and associate dean of innovation and growth, is now a fellow of the Association for Consumer Research.

Nov 21, 2017

When It’s OK to Be Bold

Punam Keller studies the role of negative emotions in risk taking.

Nov 16, 2017

Escaping the Echo Chamber

New Tuck research suggests that our brains and our social networks affect each other, potentially isolating us from novel information.

Nov 08, 2017

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Tuck assistant professor Daniel Feiler studies the behavioral roots of overinflated expectations.

Nov 01, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Select the World’s Most Important Economic Policy Maker

Economists Slaughter and Rees opine that for the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve Board, the president must nominate the candidate who exhibits the greatest capacity to learn.

Oct 30, 2017

Want to Win? Try Changing the Game.

New research from Tuck professors Giovanni Gavetti and Constance Helfat provides a deeper understanding of strategic shaping.

Oct 18, 2017

The Ambivalent Median Household

The state of the median household in 2016, both in terms of income and net worth, was a glass half full and half empty: full relative to the recent past, empty relative to the past generation.

Oct 02, 2017

One Shareholder, No Vote

A new working paper by Anup Srivastava and Vijay Govindarajan suggests the much-reviled trend of dual-class shares may allow a company to protect itself against activist shareholders, and ensure the vision of its leaders.

Sep 20, 2017

Knowledge in Practice

The Future Is Now

Sep 07, 2017

Tuck Professor Receives Honorary Doctorate—And a Sword of Truth

Constance Helfat, the James Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy, was recognized for her leading research on strategy.

Aug 03, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Only Thing That Could Salvage the Trump Presidency

"In the strongest organizations, employees trust each other: their motivations, their strengths and weaknesses, and their intentions," say two former White House employees.

Jul 31, 2017

How to Succeed in Frontier Markets

Tuck visiting professor Thomas Lawton examines non-market strategies in the Ugandan electricity sector.

Jul 28, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Who Is the Most Powerful of All?

While the U.S. is still perceived as the number one economic power in the world, the Pew Research Center finds that other nations, namely China, are gaining ground.

Jul 25, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: There Are Not Plenty More Fish in the Sea

With many of the planet’s fish populations at or approaching “biologically unsustainable levels” an intergovernmental mechanism that induces fishermen to internalize the harm they do by overfishing is needed now more than ever.

Jul 17, 2017

Borrowing for Experiences

A new study led by Tuck professor Eesha Sharma finds that Americans are more willing to go into debt for experiences than material goods.

Jul 13, 2017

Anup Srivastava Wins Best Paper Award

Srivastava, an assistant professor of business administration, received the award at this year’s annual European Financial Management Association conference.

Jul 06, 2017

What If Foreign Imports Create U.S. Jobs?

As a populist backlash against globalism fuels cries for protectionism, our research suggests that foreign inputs benefit domestic firms, making them more competitive in the global economy.

Jul 05, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: India’s Tryst with Revolutionary Tax Reform

On July 1, India’s famously labyrinthine tax code was scrapped for a much simpler one that may unleash enormous potential.

Jul 03, 2017

Andy Bernard and Phillip Stocken Receive New Endowed Professorships

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter announced the appointments of Bernard and Stocken and the promotion of four other professors in an email to the community.

Jun 30, 2017