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Image of Economics Professor Ann Huff Stevens Appointed GSM Interim Dean

Economics Professor Ann Huff Stevens Appointed GSM Interim Dean

By Karen Nikos-Rose

Ann Huff Stevens, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Economics and the director of the university’s Center for Poverty Research, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Management effective Oct. 1.

“I am looking forward to working with Ann as she takes on this critical leadership role,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said. “Given her scholarly formation as an economist and administrative experience as both department chair and director of the Center for Poverty Research, she is well equipped for this appointment.”

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The Morning Risk Report: More Pressure for Climate Change Disclosure

Even absent regulation, the market rewards and punishes companies for their willingness to disclose climate risks, says Prof. Paul Griffin, “There are a number of studies to indicate that it’s in the price. The overall effect from voluntary company disclosures was positive…Companies that do not disclose can get penalized; they are signaling by non-disclosure they may have something to hide.”

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Yes, Flexible Hours Ease Stress. But Is Everyone on Board?

UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Kimberly Elsbach is quoted in The New York Times about flex time at work. She said companies need to raise awareness of this hidden bias toward working long hours in the office and show widespread and uniform support for flexible scheduling. Otherwise, “people who telecommute are going to be unfairly penalized,” she said.

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The ‘Recombinant’ Nature of Digital Innovations

In the Wall Street Journal, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon dispels the myth of the lone inventor: “Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and now their modern counterparts were able to create one breakthrough after another because they built innovation strategies around recombining existing technologies rather than inventing new one.” In this innovation-as-building-block view of the world, building blocks don’t ever get used up.

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The US Humanitarian Intervention in Iraq: The Oil and Water Angle

Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, writes about how the success of stated limited U.S. humanitarian goals for the latest intervention in Iraq could hinge on more than the fate of minorities trapped on top of the Mount Sinjar. That is because the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken control of critical water and oil infrastructure including the Mosul Dam.

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UC Davis ramps up new commercial venture formation

The University of California, Davis, launched 14 commercial startups during the past year to June 30 — the largest number of new ventures based on UC Davis technology to be started in a single year. Several have ties to the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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