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    Excerpt from Forbes -- "Does retail therapy remind people of their shortcomings, distract them from cognitive tasks and break down their self-control? The paper suggests that all of those things happen, unless someone tells the person that he made a smart choice in getting the product he hoped would make him more competent."
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    Excerpt from Marketplace -- "'Cost reduction. It’s the economics,' says Ed Glickman, executive director of the Center for Real Estate Finance Research at the NYU Stern School of Business. He says co-workers tend to be young and live in expensive cities like New York or Seattle. For the renter out of home desk-space, co-working can literally pay off. 'All of the sudden not only do you have company, you have somebody who might give you connections but you also have a way to help you pay your rent,' he says."
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    Excerpt from Quartz -- "'For better or worse, bankers are not feted for getting the price right but for getting it wrong, albeit in one direction and not by too much,' Aswath Damodaran, a professor of finance at New York University, blogged earlier this month. A well priced IPO is one where the stock jumps 5% to 10% on the first day of trading, Damodaran wrote."
  • – Research Center Events

    "Challenges for Monetary Policy": A Public Talk with Jeremy Stein

    September 16, 2014
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    NYU Stern's Center for Global Economy and Business welcomes Jeremy Stein, former governor of the Federal Reserve Board, to speak at a public talk, entitled "Challenges for Monetary Policy."
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    Excerpt from PBS -- "Jonathan Haidt’s metaphor of the elephant and the rider is useful here. In Haidt’s telling, the mind is like an elephant (the emotions) with a rider (the intellect) on top. The rider can see and plan ahead, but the elephant is far more powerful. Sometimes the rider and the elephant work together (the ideal in classroom settings), but if they conflict, the elephant usually wins. After reading Haidt, I’ve stopped thinking of students as people who simply make choices about whether to pay attention, and started thinking of them as people trying to pay attention but having to compete with various influences, the largest of which is their own propensity towards involuntary and emotional reaction. (This is even harder for young people, the elephant so strong, the rider still a novice.)"
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    Excerpt from City AM -- "After analysing every Formula 1 driver in all races between 1981 and 2010, research led by Cass Business School found that individual driver performance declined in teams with two top ranking drivers. In other words, hiring too many stars can take the shine off performance."
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    Excerpt from Investorplace.com -- "@AswathDamodaran: NYU Finance professor Aswath Damodaran has built a reputation thanks to his valuations."
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    Excerpt from Pivot -- "I can see a couple of industries being potentially threatened in the near term. I certainly think that commercial real estate is going to be increasingly threatened. There’s already been a threat stemming from the popularity of co-working, but this is definitely an important industry that hasn’t yet been affected substantially by the sharing economy in the same way that hotels have been affected by Airbnb. That’s certainly a place that I’m looking to as one that is ripe for disruption."
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    Excerpt from Forbes -- "'Gamification' uses characteristics like challenges, rewards, competitions, and moving to the next level based on performance skills or luck, in non-game contexts. It’s often accompanied by progress tracking metrics. The objectives are to engage users and change their behaviors in ways brands and organizations want. The extremely broad and expanding range of ways gamification has been successfully utilized in recent years provides insights into other ways the tactic can achieve strategic objectives."
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    Marking its 12th year, NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership & Ethics Program, supported by the Citi Foundation, has appointed NYU alumna Tensie Whelan (BA ’80) as its 2014-2015 Citi Leadership & Ethics Distinguished Fellow.
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    Mindfulness in Business Launch with Dan Harris

    September 15, 2014
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    NYU Stern and Global Spiritual Life at NYU launch The Mindfulness in Business Initiative on Monday, September 15, featuring a conversation with Dan Harris, bestselling author and ABC’s Nightline anchor.
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    Excerpt from Barron's -- "'The Fed can raise rates gradually, and it doesn't have to be bad for the market,' says New York University financial historian Richard Sylla."
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    Excerpt from The Economist -- "Republicans and Democrats do have different shopping habits, observes Vishal Singh, an academic who studies marketing at NYU Stern. Republicans tend to drink more American beers; Democrats more foreign and craft brews. In Republican-voting districts Cracker Barrel, a southern-themed restaurant, is common; upscale Whole Foods shops cluster in Democratic areas. But this mostly reflects the different lives Democrats and Republicans lead. Southern food is popular, unsurprisingly, in the South, which is heavily Republican. Costly groceries are popular with affluent urbanites, who tend to be Democrats."
  • – Faculty News

    Prof. Aswath Damodaran on stock buybacks

    September 13, 2014
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    Excerpt from The Economist -- "Even if the most extravagant boast about buy-backs—that firms can use them to create value through market timing—is flaky, they can still be a flexible cash-management tool. Aswath Damodaran of the Stern School of Business at New York University explains that they let firms vary their cash returns to shareholders as their profits oscillate. He sees dividends as a throwback to the 19th century, when investors insisted on bond-like payments."
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    An MBA student explains why she chose to attend Stern

    September 12, 2014
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    Excerpt from Accepted.com -- "...I was interested in NYU even during undergrad, as the program offered an ideal match for my values and goals. NYU Stern provides an 'education in possible,' and encourages broad and disruptive thinking. That is just the type of approach I planned to take with my degree and in my work."
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    Excerpt from TopMBA -- "Former Harvard Business School professor Pankaj Ghemawat is to join NYU Stern’s faculty, where he has been serving as a visiting professor since September 2013. The Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society fellow is an expert in the field of globalization, and has written five books and more than 100 articles and case studies on the subject – indeed, he is one of the world’s big-selling authors of teaching cases. He annually compiles a globalization index with Steven Altman 'that looks at the connectivity of more than 130 countries with the rest of the world in terms of trade, capital, information and people flows'. He will lead the school’s new Center for the Globalization of Education and Management."
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    Excerpt from WIRED -- "'This kind of technology could be used to see how communities respond to sociologically relevant events like a terrorist attack, a basketball victory, or extreme weather—all things that seem to pull people together,' Haidt said. For example, he says, New Yorkers often say people were nicer to each other in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. 'If you’re tracking people over time, it would be interesting to see if people do more nice things for each other, if they’re more trusting and cooperative, when the local team wins. If there’s a threat, does everyone band together, or do people band together along ethnic lines or lines of similarity?'"
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    Excerpt from Bloomberg Businessweek -- "Paul Romer, who runs the Urbanization Project at New York University’s Stern School of Business, argues that instead of complaining about London, other U.K. cities should stop restricting real estate development, which drives up housing costs and stunts their growth."
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    Excerpt from The New York Times -- "Britain has one of most streamlined systems on the planet, said Kermit Schoenholtz, Mr. Cecchetti's blogging partner and an economist at New York University's Stern School of Business. 'We have one of the most chaotic.'"
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    Excerpt from The Huffington Post -- "And when, in addition, these corporate actions are praised, and are described as what American companies should do, or even must do, people begin to wonder if something is seriously wrong--and they are right to wonder. Inversions may or may not be important in themselves, but understanding the forces that drive corporate inversions reveals a surprising amount about the cause of two major problems; the problem of extreme income inequality and the problem of stagnating wages in America."
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    Excerpt from Fox Business -- "'A low sense of power makes people feel less confident and optimistic, meaning that employees will be less likely to believe that speaking up will make a difference,' Elizabeth Morrison, one of the study's authors and a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, told Business News Daily. 'This feeling of "why bother?" has been found to be a strong inhibitor to speaking up.'"
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    Excerpt from The Huffington Post -- "The Stern School believes in the tremendous potential of individuals to solve global problems through the power of business. As business students trained in mindfulness move into leadership positions, they will bring with them a new paradigm for leadership excellence that drives business results while focusing on compassion, self-awareness, courage and resilience personally, interpersonally and organizationally."
     
  • – Faculty News

    Prof. Russell Winer on the iPhone as a status symbol

    September 8, 2014
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    Excerpt from NBC News -- "'Many people don’t want to feel like they have been left behind,' said Russ Winer, professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business. 'If you’re with out with someone and they pop out a flip phone, someone is bound to make a joke about it.'"
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    Excerpt from Reuters -- "Hong Kong finds itself on the wrong end of Xi’s reform plan: Hong Kong used to matter to Beijing economically, now it matters politically. That’s absolutely the wrong way around. To the extent that economic liberalization bears fruit, Hong Kong will no longer serve such a useful role as the Western face and gateway into China. As China pushes forward with a Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, it will cannibalize many of Hong Kong’s unique offerings for foreigners looking to do business. And Hong Kong is no longer as integral to the Chinese economy: in 1997, it accounted for 15.6 percent of China’s national GDP. Last year, it fell below 3 percent."
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    Excerpt from Financial News -- "Surely, a new set of more conservative and transparent mortgage-backed securities that would appeal to institutional investors (especially in this low interest rate environment) can be created, but it will take a combined effort of the banking industry, credit rating firms and public regulators to make it work. They will have to co-operate to establish a new set of standards for what goes into the securities, how they are to be analysed and rated, and how regulatory safe harbour rules will work to enable the issues to be underwritten."