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Career - Economics / Business - 29.06.2017
UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report
UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report
Barbara Broccoli (pictured), Kathleen Kennedy, BFI Chair Josh Berger and film industry leaders unite behind the plan to ensure the future of UK film, currently worth £4.3 billion to the economy Research from Lancaster University's Work Foundation for the British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film industry needs more diversity to prevent a skills shortage.

Economics / Business - 22.06.2017
Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don't sell brands, products
Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, products
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Could it be that sex actually does not sell? An analysis of nearly 80 advertising studies published over more than three decades suggests that's the case. "We found that people remember ads with sexual appeals more than those without, but that effect doesn't extend to the brands or products that are featured in the ads," says University of Illinois advertising professor John Wirtz , the lead author of the research.

Economics / Business - 22.06.2017
Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids – new research
People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, new University of Warwick research shows Individuals brought up by a single parent earn 30% less, are 9% less likely to be in a romantic relationship and have fewer friends , researchers find 20% of children in Germany and 24% in the UK currently being raised in single-parent households People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Career - Economics / Business - 20.06.2017
Watching cities grow
Watching cities grow
Campus news Hire acquaintances or a grueling recruiting campaign: How do start-ups find their first employees' What makes them attractive when they can't offer much in terms of pay' Does a start-up boss have to hold an impassioned speech at least once every week?

Economics / Business - Philosophy - 14.06.2017
‚?'Purposeful leaders‚'' are winning hearts and minds in workplaces, study finds
‚?‘Purposeful leaders‚’’ are winning hearts and minds in workplaces, study finds
‚?'Purposeful leaders‚'' are winning hearts and minds in workplaces, study finds People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders, a new study has found. The growing importance of what is being described as 'purposeful leadership' for the modern workplace is outlined today in a new report for the CIPD , the professional body for HR and people development.

Economics / Business - Health - 02.06.2017
Big ideas are getting harder to find
Modern-day inventors ‚?- even those in the league of Steve Jobs ‚?- will have a tough time measuring up to the productivity of the Thomas Edisons of the past. That‚??s because big ideas are getting harder and harder to find, and innovations have become increasingly massive and costly endeavors, according to new research from economists at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 02.06.2017
Herbs, spices on vegetables may increase their appeal to men, young adults
Herbs, spices on vegetables may increase their appeal to men, young adults
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Adults who don't routinely eat vegetables for lunch may be more likely to consume them if the vegetables are seasoned, a new study suggests. People who seldom ate vegetables at lunch were 1.5 times more likely to select a seasoned vegetable than its unseasoned counterpart, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a study of more than 530 adults.

Administration - Economics / Business - 01.06.2017
Spending cuts may have contributed to falling teen pregnancy rates, study finds
Teenage pregnancy rates have dropped in areas of the country most affected by government cuts to spending on sex education, according to a new study. In recent years local authorities in England have been forced to make significant cuts to public expenditure, with one particular health target affected: reducing rates of teen pregnancy.

Career - Economics / Business - 25.05.2017
New research proves the 'migrant work ethic' exists, in the short term
New research proves the ‘migrant work ethic’ exists, in the short term
The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger 'work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time, in a new study of Central and East European migrants, from the University of Bath's School of Management. The research shows that migrant workers are over three times less likely to be absent from work than native UK workers, a measure which economists equate with work ethic.

Economics / Business - Psychology - 18.05.2017
Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online ads
Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online ads
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Personalized ads now follow us around the web, their content drawn from tracking our online activity. The ad industry has suggested we're OK with it - that we see benefits roughly equal to perceived risks. A study by University of Illinois advertising professor Chang-Dae Ham says otherwise, suggesting the industry may want to reconsider its approach.

Economics / Business - Psychology - 11.05.2017
Energy drinks can feel intoxicating, even when they’re not
ANN ARBOR'New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident. The study, co-authored by University of Michigan professor Aradhna Krishna and published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, is believed to be the first to examine the effect of marketing on consumer beliefs related to alcohol mixed with energy drinks.

Architecture - Economics / Business - 10.05.2017
"Architecture is the tip of the iceberg"
Research news Architecture clearly reflects societal developments. Prof. Stephan TrŁby explains in an interview how financial markets influence the shape of bank buildings and what the impact of digitalization on individual architectural elements is. As a professor for Architectural and Cultural Theory, can you tell us about the relationship between these two fields? Stephan TrŁby: Architecture is probably the most complex cultural technology that humankind has produced.

Health - Economics / Business - 02.05.2017
Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps’ Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing Behavior, Study Finds
Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps' Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing Behavior, Study Finds-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University New research shows that limiting how pharmaceutical sales representatives can market their products to physicians changes their drug prescribing behaviors. A team, led by the University of California, Los Angeles' Ian Larkin and Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein , examined restrictions 19 academic medical centers (AMCs) in five U.S. states placed on pharmaceutical representatives' visits to doctors' offices.

Health - Economics / Business - 01.05.2017
Testing their patients
Testing their patients
Waiting to see a doctor is frustrating, as anyone who has spent too much time flipping through old magazines or warily eyeing coughing strangers can attest. According to a new study by MIT researchers, Medicaid patients experience more of this frustration than people with private health insurance. Consider: Medicaid recipients are 20 percent more likely to wait more than 20 minutes to begin a scheduled appointment, compared to privately insured patients.

Economics / Business - 21.04.2017
As Affordable Care Act increased health insurance coverage, volunteering rose
As Affordable Care Act increased health insurance coverage, volunteering rose
UCLA researchers focused on low-income individuals younger than 65, those most affected by ACA's Medicaid expansion Jessica Wolf One of the indirect societal benefits of the Affordable Care Act has been increased levels of volunteerism, especially among lower-income populations, a study from UCLA's California Center for Population Research suggests.

Economics / Business - 11.04.2017
Assessing the impact of climate risks on the financial system
Assessing the impact of climate risks on the financial system
In the wake of 2015 Climate Paris Agreements to limit global temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, many governmental and private stakeholders have advocated for the introduction of policies to mitigate climate change.

Sport - Economics / Business - 10.04.2017
Collaborating AI learns to play StarCraft
Collaborating AI learns to play StarCraft
Multiple artificial intelligence (AI) agents have learned to work together to play StarCraft, a science fiction combat video game, by using two-way communication according to a team from UCL and Alibaba Group. Previously, single AI agents learned to play Go and card games, beating the most accomplished human players, but in this study, multiple AI agents have learned to collaborate to defeat multiple enemies in a real-time strategy game.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 10.04.2017
Brain stimulation influences honest behavior
Brain stimulation influences honest behavior
Honesty plays a key role in social and economic life. Without honesty, promises are not kept, contracts are not enforced, taxes remain unpaid. Despite the importance of honesty for society, its biological basis remains poorly understood. Researchers at the University of Zurich, together with colleagues from Chicago and Boston, now show that honest behavior can be increased by means of non-invasive brain stimulation.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 07.04.2017