Economics & Business

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.

The future is going to taste great

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A UChicago start-up aims to become the “Keurig for delicious food.”

Screening data

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Chicago Booth’s Anita Rao and Stanford’s Wesley R. Hartmann use demographic data to figure out if moviegoers prefer bigger screens or more choices.

A primer on the Greek crisis

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Chicago Booth professor Anil Kashyap answers 18 questions you have about the crisis in Greece.

Homo Economicus

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Professor Richard Thaler examines the evolution of economics.

Welcome to nerdopolis

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How knowledge workers are reshaping the map of the global economy.

Why words are the new numbers

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The coming revolution in data analysis.

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