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Historic Pandemics Data Provide Warning for Owners of Capital

A working paper from Professor Alan Taylor studies the historical record of post-pandemic economies and describes a natural slide in interest rates, meaning younger working people will increase their share of income relative to retirees.

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Central Banks Should Not Target House Prices | Opinion

Professor Alan Taylor and his fellow economists studied house prices and interest rates across 14 countries and found that a one percent rise in interest rates reduces the ratio of house prices to incomes by about four percent.

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Where International MBA Students Go in the U.S. Top 50 & What They’re Paid After Graduating

The 47th-ranked UC Davis Full-Time MBA program saw one of the biggest gains in starting salary for new graduates improving by 32.2% from 2019 to 2020 to an average of $122,973. 

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Professor Tsai Honored with Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate/Professional Schools

The UC Davis Academic Senate and Federation has honored top scholars campuswide, including Professor Chih-Ling Tsai for his excellence in teaching advanced statistics. His nomination letter, signed by 16 current and former students, talks about how

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Expert Advice on Finding Cheap Car Insurance in California

Suzy Taherian comments on the risk profile and reinsurance options and cost of capital and investment strategies for insurance companies and what is the ripple effect on drivers and their access and cost for insurance.

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Looking for Added Edge? An MBA Empowers You as a Collaborative Leader

Designed for working professionals, the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program immerses you in a close-knit community that inspires achievement and challenges you as a collaborative leader.

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Cannabis Dispensaries Linked with Drop In Opiate-Related Deaths

A new study by Professor Greta Hsu shows a connection between cannabis storefronts and decreased deaths due to opioids.

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5 Tips For Overcoming Business School Stress

According to a survey by the American College Health Association, 66% of graduate and professional students experienced above-average stress—and that was before the coronavirus pandemic.

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Embracing Corporate Diversity by Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Research from professor Brad Barber, author of the study ‘Family, Values and Women in Finance,’ found that only 30 percent of recent finance majors were women, with fewer girls than boys pursuing maths, leading to a “math gender gap.”

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Bitcoin Trust Launched Today Takes Aim At $37 Billion Grayscale

2002 MBA alum Greg King, 46, is the controlling shareholder in Osprey Funds and manager of what is likely to become the second freely-traded, pure-play bitcoin fund in the U.S. 

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Comstock's Magazine: Cannabis Dispensaries vs. Opioid Overdoses


Professor Greta Hsu has published a study showing that, nationwide, counties that allow access to legal cannabis dispensaries can expect a significant decrease in opioid overdose deaths.

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Featured by Poets & Quants: Meet our MBA Class of 2022

Check out the story and profiles of 11 of our new MBA students featured on one of the top business school media sites.

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Students Invest After Gamestop Stock Surge

Following the recent Gamestop stock surge, professor Brad Barber says mostly-amateur retail investors used Reddit as a forum to coordinate their attacks on short-sellers and students flocked to easy-to-use brokerage apps, like Robinhood, to take

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West Sac's Origin Materials Going Public in $925 Million SPAC Merger

UC Davis alum John Bissell’s eco-friendly bioplastics firm, which transformed through the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will go public in a nearly $1 billion deal with SPAC Artius Acquisition Inc.

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2021 Travelers Auto Insurance Review

In a review of Traveler's Auto Insurance, Associate Professor Ashwin Aravindakshan details the average insurance consumer decision-making process from assessing customer reviews to finding deals. 

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Wrightspeed to Participate in Stifel Virtual Transportation and Logistics Conference

At this year's Stifel’s Virtual Transportation & Logistics Conference, GSM Lecturer and Wrightspeed CFO Suzy Taherian says we are witnessing a once-in-a-generation transformation, noting a five-fold increase in electric vehicle use this decade. 

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A New Reason Investors Shouldn’t Try to Time the Stock Market

A New Reason Investors Shouldn’t Try to Time the Stock Market

How big have these platforms become? Professor Brad Barber and colleagues conclude that activity on Robinhood now accounts for roughly one-third of all retail trading volume in the stocks that are most popular among Robinhood users.

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New Children's Book, Behind the Mask of COVID-19 for Kids, Now Available

MBA alumna Aimee Carroll presents her debut children's book, Behind the Mask of COVID-19 for Kids. This illustrated children’s book provides a simple and easy-to-understand explanation of the virus and the pandemic.

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The Deep Divide: How Can America Heal?

With deep political division across the country, Professor Kimberly Elsbach explains to CBS13 why many people choose to identify with smaller, like-minded groups. "We have a human need for distinctiveness," she says and notes that regional leaders

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Robinhood Faces Legal Action Over 'Gamification' of Investing

Following news of recent legal action in Massachusetts, professor Brad Barber tells the Financial Times how the popular investment app, Robinhood blurs the boundaries between an easy-to-use customer interface and gamification. “Half of Robinhood