• On April 29, the winners of NYU Stern’s New Venture Competition and Social Venture Competition, and new this year – NYU’s Technology Venture Competition – received more than $250,000 in seed money and in-kind support. After pitching their venture ideas, the three winning teams, each led by NYU students, faculty and alumni, were chosen by a panel of judges from the for-profit, social enterprise and technology sectors.
  • Anindya Ghose, Robert L. & Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences; Panagiotis Ipeirotis, George A. Kellner Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences; and PhD student BeibeiLi’s co-authored paper, “Towards a Theory Model for Product Search,” received the Best Paper Award at the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011).
  • Two NYU Stern professors, Vasant Dhar and Arun Sundararajan, call the fallout of the Epsilon data breach in which hackers stole millions of names and email addresses of bank and retailer customers a “failure in management,” not a failure in security technology, and a “wake-up call” for chief executives.
  • Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and Professor of Economics, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business History Conference (BHC), the leading professional association of business historians, at their April conference in St. Louis, MO.
  • Time has named Twitter feeds by New York University Professors Marion Nestle and Nouriel Roubini as two of the 140 Twitter feeds “that are shaping the conversation,” the magazine announced. The list also includes Lady Gaga, Starbucks, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Boston Celtics Center Shaquille O’Neal, and comedian Conan O’Brien.
  • Four NYU Stern School of Business faculty propose a model of mortgage finance that shifts guarantees from the government to a fully private-based system in their new book, “Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance” (Princeton University Press, March 2011).
  • Professor of Finance Viral Acharya was selected by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) to be one of the 15 members of its newly established Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC).
  • With countries around the globe grappling with how best to curb global warming and reduce the world’s carbon footprint, NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership and Ethics Program is focusing on how to apply market-based approaches to address environmental issues and foster economic growth.
  • New York University Stern School of Business will no longer require Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores from candidates applying to its Executive MBA program, effective immediately. Applicants will still have the option to submit either GMAT or GRE scores with their application, but it will not be a requirement.
  • Does leisure-blogging in the workplace help or hurt productivity over the long term? According to Anindya Ghose, NYU Stern Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, and his colleagues Yan Huang and Param Vir Singh from Carnegie Mellon University, blogging helps. When organizations have lax rules on leisure blogging, it positively affects the writing and sharing of work-related blog posts and creates opportunities for strengthening employee networks.
  • William H. Joyce Professor of Marketing Russell Winer accepted the AMA/Irwin/McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award at the AMA’s 2011 Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference on February 19 in Austin, Texas. Established in 1985, the award is given annually to a long-standing leader in marketing education who has made extensive and sustained contributions to the marketing discipline. It is designed to be the highest honor a marketing educator can receive.
  • Two of NYU Stern’s faculty members have recently received prestigious awards, each given to researchers under the age of 40, for their research to date and respective contributions to their fields. Xavier Gabaix, Martin J. Gruber Chair in Asset Management, has been awarded the 2011 Fischer Black Prize. Alexander Ljungqvist, Ira Rennert Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship, received the 2011 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.
  • Xavier Gabaix, Professor of Finance and Martin J. Gruber Chair in Asset Management, and his colleagues received a certificate of excellence from the TIAA-CREF Institute for their paper, “The Age of Reason: Financial Decisions over the Life Cycle with Implications for Regulation.” In the paper, the authors analyze 10 different types of credit behavior of people of different ages and conclude that younger and older adults may need additional guidance with respect to financial matters; they find that the "age of reason" (when people make the fewest financial mistakes) is 53 years old.
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    NYU Starts Technology Venture Competition

    December 1, 2010
    In an effort to spark innovation and expand entrepreneurship opportunities, NYU is launching the Technology Venture Competition this fall. The competition, which is open to NYU students, faculty and researchers, has a top prize of $75,000 to the winners. The Entrepreneurs Challenge, launched in 1999, is the premier platform for identifying, nurturing and showcasing entrepreneurial talent at NYU. In addition to the newly created Technology Venture Competition, the Entrepreneurs Challenge includes the Annual New Venture Competition and the Social Venture Competition.
  • Convening approximately 130 industry experts, NYU Stern MBA students and alumni, and academics, the Eighth Annual Future of TV Conference focused on digital media and innovation in today’s rapidly changing TV industry. Hosted by Digital Media Wire, in association with NYU Stern and the Consumer Electronics Association, the event was co-chaired by Professor Al Lieberman, executive director of NYU Stern’s Entertainment, Media and Technology Program, and Ned Sherman, CEO and publisher of Digital Media Wire.
  • More than 100 representatives from the financial, academic and regulatory communities participated in a forum sponsored by NYU Stern's Volatility Institute and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation that discussed cutting-edge thinking and approaches to achieving the risk mitigation goals under The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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    NYU Stern Releases New Book, Regulating Wall Street

    November 3, 2010
    NYU Stern School of Business today announced its latest book on the financial crisis, Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance (Wiley; November 2010), edited by Professors Viral V. Acharya, Thomas F. Cooley, Matthew P. Richardson and Ingo Walter. Regulating Wall Street follows the authors' previous book, Restoring Financial Stability (Wiley, March 2009), which focused on the causes of the financial crisis and offered proposals for market-based solutions while capturing the attention of policymakers in Washington.
  •  According to NYU Stern Professors Vasant Dhar and Anindya Ghose, sponsored search on the Internet is currently mispriced, because it takes time for the market to absorb new information about keywords—whether they have become more or less valuable. Relating the nascent sponsored keyword search market to pre-algorithmic financial markets, the professors offer lessons from finance to capitalize on current market inefficiencies in order to optimize sponsored search portfolios and to determine how to better price keywords.
  • In a major shift from last year’s results, fashion brands hold eight of the top 10 slots in the second annual Digital IQ Index® for Luxury. Only two brands, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, managed to hang on to their ‘Genius’ ranking, with newcomers Coach, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana making significant investments in the medium in 2010.
  • NYU Stern marketing professors Eric Greenleaf, Geeta Menon, Tom Meyvis, and Vicki Morwitz, with principal investigator David Heeger, a professor in NYU’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, and Uri Hasson, an assistant professor of psychology at Princeton, were awarded a two-year, $1.1 million grant by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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    Stern Professors Petition for Fed Independence

    October 5, 2010
    Among the 360-plus (and growing) economists, scholars, former Fed officials and investors that have signed and are circulating a petition to Congress and the Executive Branch urging them to keep the Federal Reserve independent are seven NYU Stern professors.
  • Anindya Ghose, NYU Stern Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, and his NYU collaborators were awarded a $2.124 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) based on the Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship For Service (SFS) program for research and teaching of security and privacy issues on the Internet and other critical information infrastructure.
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    Professor Sinan Aral Awarded $40,000 IBM Faculty Award

    October 5, 2010
    Sinan Aral, assistant professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, was given the 2009 IBM faculty award, a cash grant that is awarded annually as a result of a worldwide competition created to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities and those in IBM research, development and services organizations.
  • Professor Stephen Brown, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance at NYU Stern, was selected by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as a member of Research Evaluation Committee for the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) initiative for 2010. The Research Evaluation Committee, consisting of 149 internationally recognized scholars, will be evaluating every academic discipline within all Australian universities.
  • The US Departments of Housing and Urban Development, and the Treasury, are convening policymakers, industry groups, private industry participants, and citizen advocacy groups to discuss the policies and goals of housing finance reform. NYU Stern Professor of Economics Lawrence J. White, a former bank regulator who served as a Board Member of Freddie Mac, is a conference panelist and available for interviews.