Research in Action

Suni Harford, first female president of UBS Asset Management

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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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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Tesla’s Advantage: EVs Cannot Succeed Without Developing Parallel Supercharging Networks

Management scholars argue for platform model with both vehicle and chargers

Traditional carmakers are spending billions on developing EVs. But they should take a leaf out of Tesla’s books and invest in a supercharger network to support their cars.

Medical Marijuana

Counties With More Cannabis Dispensaries Show Reduced Opioid Deaths

First time county-level association between opioid deaths and dispensary prevalence found

Professor Greta Hsu's study is the first to examine the association between active cannabis dispensaries and opioid-related mortality rates at the county level.

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What Continuing Effect is Brokerage Robinhood Having on Stock Market?

New research from Professor Brad Barber notes half of Robinhood users are first-time investors. And they tend to be drawn to “attention-grabbing” stocks in the news.

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Politicians Eat Own Words After Dining Out, Taking Trips

Following the recent scandals around California politicians dining out, Professor Kim Elsbach says consistency is critical to believing someone has integrity.


Restaurant Jaunts Create Credibility Issue for Politicians

In several media interviews, Professor Kim Elsbach discusses the long-term effects of high-profile California politicians, including the Governor and San Francisco Mayor, defying their health advice by dining out in groups.

Paul Griffin at the Victoria University of Wellington

Do Firms Experiencing More Wildfires Disclose More Wildfire Information in their 10-Ks?

Wildfires pose a significant risk that threatens firm value and this risk has increased in recent years with the record-breaking wildfires in the United States and elsewhere.

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Crossovers Conquer America as Top SUV Sales Triple in a Decade

Professor David Bunch notes a spike in sales of hybrid electric sedans in 2008, when gas prices were high. But since then, gas prices have generally stayed low, and trends have led to an increase in demand for crossover vehicles and SUVs.

"Some (but perhaps not all) is a bit of a mirage due to the continually shifting definition of what constitutes an SUV," said Bunch.

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Google Antitrust Case Suggests Apple Should Be in Crosshairs Too

A leading expert in platform markets, Professor Hemant Bhargava believes the Google-Apple search agreement seems more like a damning indictment of Apple’s own potentially illegal business practices.

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Cell Phone Savings Calculator, Best Plans for iPhone Users

With the iPhone 12 unveiling, Professor Hemant Bhargava discusses the impact of Apple's new "iPhone every year" plan, and the range of plan contracts and coverages.

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Five Things You Need to be a Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

UC Davis Graduate School of Management Lecturer Cyrus Aram shares his story, his lessons, his mentor and more in this Q&A with Authority Magazine's Charlie Katz.

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Crying at Work Can Be Even Worse Now, Thanks, Zoom

In smaller video meetings where everyone is expected to show their face, “everybody is sort of equally visible,” says Professor Kimberly Elsbach who studies crying at work.

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What's Next for Electric Trucks?

Shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom called for a ban on all gas-powered vehicles by 2035, EV experts weighed in.


Handicapping Bonus Pay for Managers

One size does not fit all: Professor Shannon Anderson's latest research shows how subjective ratings can help motivate middle managers.


Evaluating New Tech? You’re More Biased Than You May Realize

Let the best tech win! Professor Kim Elsbach says leaders' unconscious ideas about new tech can lead to poor investment decisions. 

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Why Day Trading Is Not a Wise Income Strategy for the Unemployed

Day trading has been a point of contention for years. Professor Brad Barber of UC Davis finished up a 14-year day trading study in 2010, and concluding that a mere one percent of people within the study profited from their efforts. 


$1 Mil. NSF Grant Funds Partnerships with Hispanic Serving Institutions

First federally funded HSI grant to UC Davis for research and teaching STEM, and a step toward HSI designation. Two National Science Foundation grants are expected to help UC Davis and other institutions increase the number of underrepresented science and engineering students who will contribute to the future STEM workforce nationwide. Among the funding is UC Davis' first federally funded HSI grant.

Ayako Yasuda

Trends in Private Equity, Venture Capital & Social Entrepreneurship

Professor Ayako Yasuda reviews trends in private equity, venture capital, and her metrics for social entrepreneurship as part of the 2020 Academic and Practitioner Symposium.

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NASCAR Fans Identify with Patriotism, Southern Tradition

Some fan values might clash with ban of Confederate flag

Some fan values might clash with the car racing organization’s ban of the Confederate flag, following protests against racial injustice, according to Professor Kim Elsbach’s study.