Thought Leadership

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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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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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My Passion: Harnessing Tech to Unlock the Mystery and Power of Food

Food & Ag Industry Immersion brings science and business together

Associate Professor Justin Siegel, our Ciocca Visiting Professorship in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, shares his cutting-edge research on sustainable food innovation to promote planetary health.

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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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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.

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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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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Cloud Certs: Opening New Opportunities for MBA Students at UC Davis

Are you cloud certified?

More than 215 students have signed up to earn industry-recognized certifications from Google and Amazon.

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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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Professor Hemant Bhargava Recognized among Top 100 Academic Data Leaders in the World

Professor Hemant Bhargava becomes the only UC Davis academic named to the top-100 list by CDO Magazine.

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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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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

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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.


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. Does such behavior

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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.


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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.