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UC Davis Graduate School of Management MBA 07 Dave Walton was named the first-place winner of the 2014 National Association of Active Investment Managers Wagner Award. Walton, a partner in StatisTrade, received the $10,000 award for his paper “Know Your System! – Turning Data Mining from Bias to Benefit through System Parameter Permutation.”
Story cites studies done by UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Brad Barber that found conclusively that investors who trade a lot experience reduced returns. In fact, the more they trade the worse their return is likely to be.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management MBA 07 Mac Clemmens’ company, Digital Deployment, was named Sacramento’s healthiest company (10-99 employees) by the Sacramento Business Journal.
In the lead-up to the XXIII La Jolla Energy Conference in late May, the Institute of the Americas chatted with some speakers to get their take on key energy trends and outlooks in the Western Hemisphere. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, was featured in an interview.
Kim Elsbach, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, is quoted in a story about Rack N Road’s unusual decision to slow down, rethink its methods and make a strategic retreat.
Andrew Hargadon, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, is one of the speakers at a forum discussing the role universities can play in economic development. The forum is an outgrowth of a book called “Public Universities and Regional Growth,” which focuses on six University of California campuses.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Rachel Chen is interviewed in a story about dynamic pricing, how it is being used and whether consumers benefit from it.
Story about how former UC Davis Graduate School of Management Dean Gary Walton helped subdue an unruly passenger who tried to open an emergency door on a Southwest flight from Chicago to Sacramento.
Greg McCulloch, a UC Davis Graduate School of Management MBA 06 alumnus, was named Vice President of Finance/CFO for Sonora Regional Medical Center.
Ken McGuire MBA 04’s Innovations Health Systems was selected for the 2014 Universal Accessibility Design Award from United Cerebral Palsy. The company was recognized for their Wijit Wheelchair Accessory which offers a safer, healthier, more accessible way to use a manual wheelchair.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director energy and sustainability for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, writes about oil geopolitics and Russia.
Profile of Andrew Hargadon, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and faculty director of the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Speculating on a single sector, especially a volatile one such as technology, is risky, but if you want to try anyway, you should only use a small slice of your portfolio, say 5%, according to Brad Barber, a finance professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Story about oil prices cites a forecast by Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Story cites UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Brad Barber’s study “Boys Will be Boys: Gender, Overconfidence and Common Stock Investment” which confirms that women (who traded less frequently than their male counterparts) produced an almost 1 percent premium of annual investment return over the men.
Story cites research from UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Hema Yoganarasimhan that people choose baby names to be fashionable.
Despite the recent political turmoil in Ukraine, Chevron plans to uphold the fracking agreement it made with the Ukrainian government over a year ago. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, says that this is the best way for Ukraine to become financially solvent.
DMV for Cows? (That’s Department of Motor Vehicles for non-Californians). That’s what alumnus Chris Jackson is building for the CA Dept. of Food & Ag, to track California’s 5 mil. head of cattle as they are registered, bought, sold, stolen, ticketed (yes, ticketed), and health checked. Jackson says it’s only the beginning.
Story about the demand for agribusiness education and investment in China, including a profile on the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Agribusiness Symposium Series in China.
Story cites a recent study that Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, co-authored with Rice University predicting that barring a “war that destroys physical installations for the production and/or transport of oil,” the oil price will “fall precipitously over the medium term of three to five years.”