Economics & Business

Of morals and markets

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Reflections on teaching business ethics at Chicago Booth after the financial crisis.

Field position

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The NFL passes no more. As football warms to what Moneyball-style stats have done for MLB, Booth alumni and faculty are changing the way the game is played.

Bearing interest

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Chicago Booth assistant professor Abigail Sussman explores our preoccupation with saving money at all costs.

Gaming the vote

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In political scientist Monika Nalepa’s game theory course, students learn how voters play around with political participation.

Have you seen this dinosaur?

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Chicago Booth students partner with the city of Chicago’s Field Museum to help draw more visitors to the colossal fossil.

A continent of possibility

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With She Leads Africa, Afua Osei, MBA’13, MPP’13, supports promising female-led start-ups in Africa and the diaspora.

When times are tough, lenders prefer family businesses

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When times are tough, we often look to family. Research suggests lenders do likewise: family-owned businesses paid significantly less for debt than nonfamily firms when credit was difficult to secure.

What’s next, heads or tails?

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How the gambler’s fallacy causes bad decisions.

Stand-up psychology

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Chicago Booth assistant professor Ed O’Brien uses what we find funny to explain our behavior.

Cash isn’t dead after all

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Research indicates that cash still beats out credit when there’s enough cash in a consumers’ pocket to cover the bill.

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