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5 things to know about cryptocurrency

5 things to know about cryptocurrency

April 8, 2022

Gone are the days when digital currency was the realm of hobbyists and academics. Simon Business School professor Yukun Liu offers insights into cryptocurrency based on his research.

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Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

March 11, 2022

Professor Mical Raz argues in the Washington Post that for trans children, their “very existence is at stake” when definitions of neglect and abuse become overly broad.

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Pro-White hiring bias for NFL head coaches, analysis finds

Pro-White hiring bias for NFL head coaches, analysis finds

February 7, 2022

Writing in the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina shows the degree to which Black coaches are underrepresented in the NFL.

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Brain-based arguments to reduce child poverty miss the point

Brain-based arguments to reduce child poverty miss the point

January 29, 2022

In a Washington Post op-ed, Rochester professor Mical Raz outlines the pitfalls of using babies’ brain function and biology to inform anti-poverty family policies.

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What Airbnb reveals about pricing algorithms

What Airbnb reveals about pricing algorithms

January 27, 2022

Simon Business School professor Yufeng Huant looks at the pros and cons of using a platform-specific algorithm to set prices.

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For the best seasonal prices, follow the crowd

For the best seasonal prices, follow the crowd

November 3, 2021

The laws of supply and demand tell us that when demand spikes, prices do too—but not when price promotions enter the mix. Simon Business School professor Avery Haviv explains why.

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A closer look at inflation

A closer look at inflation

October 11, 2021

On her blog, Simon Business School Dean Sevin Yeltekin addresses six key questions related to the rise of inflation in the post-COVID-19 business world.

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3 surprising ways COVID-19 has rocked the US labor market

3 surprising ways COVID-19 has rocked the US labor market

September 8, 2021

For Rochester economist Lisa Kahn, whose research focuses primarily on labor economics, the past year and a half has been nothing short of astonishing. She explains why.

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Fracking comes at the expense of water quality

Fracking comes at the expense of water quality

August 25, 2021

In a perspective piece in Science, Rochester economist Elaine Hill calls for tighter regulation and monitoring of fracking as more evidence points to its negative health consequences.

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There’s hope for objective moral standards—but how can we better live up to them?

There’s hope for objective moral standards—but how can we better live up to them?

June 2, 2021

Rochester ethicist William FitzPatrick considers whether “’the better angels of our nature’ are robust enough to create and sustain a better world.”

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