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  • Chicago’s Gentzkow Wins Clark Medal for Media Economics Work

    Matthew Gentzkow, a professor at the University of Chicago, won the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark young economist award for his work explaining the role of economics in the news media.

  • Central Banks See What They Want in Ignoring Deflation

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her international counterparts are suffering from a case of what psychologists call confirmation bias: They keep insisting inflation will accelerate even as it continues to ebb.

  • Stay-at-Home Moms Rise in Reversal of Modern Family Trend

    American mothers are reversing a historical trend and increasingly staying home, a change driven by demographic, societal and economic forces, including the worst recession in seven decades.

  • Manipulate Me: The Booming Business in Behavioral Finance

    It's hard to find a place today where concepts of behavioral finance aren’t being applied to real-world situations. From London to Washington to Sydney, governments are experimenting with the psychology of decision-making and trying to “nudge” citizens toward better behaviors, whether that means saving more for retirement or signing an organ donation card. Meanwhile, businesses see opportunities for higher profits. To grab more attention and dollars from consumers, companies as far afield as banks and fitness-app makers carefully design their offerings with consumers’ decision-making quirks in mind.

  • GM Know-Nothing Chiefs Buck Post-Tylenol Crisis Standard

    When the late Robert Pritzker ran Marmon Group LLC, his family’s conglomerate, he gave the managers of its major units his phone number.

  • Long-Term Unemployed Make for Just as Strong Hires: Study

    People who have been out of work for an extended period, once hired, tend to be just as productive on the job as those with more typical work histories, according to an analysis of almost 20,000 employees.

  • Tighter Fed Policy Will Boost Economy: Cutting Research

    The increasing likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase next year should help rather than slow the U.S. economy, according to UBS AG.

  • U.S. Victims of Jerusalem Bombings Lose Bid for Artifacts

    U.S. victims of a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem who blamed Iran for the blasts and later obtained a $71.5 million judgment against that nation can’t claim Persian antiquities at the University of Chicago and the Field Museum of Natural History, a federal judge ruled.

  • Millennials Mired in Wealth Gap as Older Americans Gain: Economy

    The damage inflicted on U.S. households by the collapse of the housing market and recession wasn’t evenly distributed. Just ask Jason and Jessica Alinen.

  • University of Chicago Is Outlier With Growing Debt Load

    The University of Chicago has been trying to stand out from its elite rivals and is doing so in one category: amassing debt. That’s put its credit rating at risk.

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