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Economics / Business - 19.05.2022
The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
The landmark piece of legislation also increased voter turnout, reveals new UC San Diego Rady School of Management research As many state legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks.

Health - Economics / Business - 18.05.2022
New agreement uses big data to improve WA health care
The Curtin Centre for Data Linkage has developed a new and innovative way of connecting data across general practices, hospitals, registries and government departments, which significantly reduces privacy risks. The increased level of security is because the linkage techniques operate on encrypted data, which means there is no requirement for the release of information that could potentially identify an individual.

Economics / Business - 10.05.2022
COVID-19 has negatively impacted how auditors work
May 10, 2022 Audit process can suffer because of physical dispersion of team members By COVID-19 has disrupted financial statement auditing globally and impacted group dynamics in an industry vital to the health of the economy, according to a new study. Pre-pandemic, core audit teams traditionally worked together on-site at the client's workplace, often sharing a meeting space as the team's basecamp-increasing team trust, identity, and potentially effectiveness.

Economics / Business - 22.04.2022
To lower divorce rate among poor Americans: Raise the minimum wage
A report by UCLA psychologists and RAND economists has identified an effective way to reduce the number of divorces among lower-income Americans: Raise the minimum wage. The study, which is published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, is the first to analyze the effects of states' minimum wage increases on the rates of marriage and divorce among low-wage earners.

Health - Economics / Business - 21.04.2022
A layered approach is needed to prevent infections from becoming harder to treat
April 21, 2022 Global collaboration needed to effectively address the antimicrobial resistance crisis By Counteracting antimicrobial resistance needs a multipronged approach, including training, labelling food products, working with the media and changing mindsets, according to a new study. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. It claimed 1.27 million lives in 2019.

Environment - Economics / Business - 13.04.2022
Your morning coffee could hasten species’ extinction
Ahead of a global biodiversity convention, researchers find consumption in Europe, North America, and East Asia primarily drives species extinction risk in other countries. As negotiations before the 15 th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15) take place, international research has quantified the impact of human consumption on species extinction risk.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 12.04.2022
Study sheds new light on the origin of civilization
Research challenges the conventional theory that the transition from foraging to farming drove the development of complex, hierarchical societies by creating agricultural surplus, finds the adoption of cereal crops is the key factor. New research from the University of Warwick, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Reichman University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Barcelona School of Economics challenges the conventional theory that the transition from foraging to farming drove the development of complex, hierarchical societies by creating agricultural surplus in areas of fertile land.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 11.04.2022
Study sheds new light on the origin of civilisation
The research sheds new light on the mechanisms by which the adoption of agriculture led to complex hierarchies and states It challenges the conventional -productivity theory- which holds that regional differences in land productivity explain regional disparities in the development of hierarchies and states, by theoretical arguments and empirical analysis.

Economics / Business - 07.04.2022
Can bad reviews be good for business? New UBC research says yes
Can bad reviews be good for business? New UBC research says yes
Business, Law & Society Collins Maina Negative online reviews and low-star ratings are generally known to be bad for brands, so much that there are entire businesses devoted to reversing the damage. But a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that this isn't always the case. UBC Sauder Associate Lisa Cavanaugh (she/her) and her research team have found that negative online comments have little effect in cases where brand relationships are strong and consumers personally identify with a brand's products.

Economics / Business - 04.04.2022
Giving Increased During the Pandemic in Areas Hit Hardest by COVID-19
Amidst the uncertainty, fear and tragedy of the pandemic, people became more financially generous toward others Charitable giving increased in counties that experienced COVID-19-related deaths, reveals a new study from the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management published in Nature's Scientific Reports.

Art and Design - Economics / Business - 28.03.2022
And the Oscar goes to... LGBTQI+ inclusion
As Hollywood rolls out the red carpet and our biggest stars come together to celebrate 94th Academy Awards , researchers from Monash University Australia have released the findings of extensive research into LGBTQI+ inclusion in films and what it means at the box office. A team led by a Monash Business School researcher analysed 4216 contemporary Hollywood films from 2007-2014 and found that movies with LGBTQI+ representation significantly outperform those with no representation at the box office.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 14.03.2022
Financial Incentives Can Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy, but only in Large Amounts
A reward of $500 increases vaccine willingness by 15 to 20 percent, reveals a new UC San Diego study Willingness to vaccinate is critical in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. About 45 percent of Americans are not vaccinated and among those vaccinated, less than 30 percent have received a booster. Financial incentives and other nudges have been used to help increase vaccination rates across the nation, but new research from the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management reveals that compensations need to be large—at least $100—to reduce vaccine hesitancy.

Economics / Business - 07.03.2022
Skill, scale, and value creation in the mutual fund industry
When investors shop for mutual funds, they typically focus on performance, which is generally measured by the level of returns (compared to a given benchmark). However, far less is known about value creation, i.e. whether funds, or rather the fund managers, are capable of extracting genuine value from capital markets through their investment decisions.

Campus - Economics / Business - 02.03.2022
Cause for Optimism
Pilot program explores possibilities of low-cost, online support to address COVID-19 learning disruptions A recent pilot program measuring the results of online tutoring for K-12 students has shown positive, promising results, according to a new study from the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 17.02.2022
Advertising and social media can boost desire to have children
Business, Law & Society Collins Maina What exactly motivates people to have children? Over time, researchers have attributed it to reasons like biological drive, social pressures and emotional fulfillment. But according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, advertising and social media should be added to that list.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 14.02.2022
New book highlights how small biotech companies are outperforming big pharma
Biotech firms have developed nearly 40% more of key treatments for unmet medical needs, says a new book co-authored by Cambridge researchers. From Breakthrough to Blockbuster: The Business of Biotechnology , published today, shows how the small, inexperienced entrepreneurial companies making up the biotech industry have created more life-changing medicines than all of the large pharmaceutical companies combined.

Environment - Economics / Business - 03.02.2022
Massive methane emissions by oil and gas industry detected from space
Massive methane emissions by oil and gas industry detected from space
A major contributor to climate change, methane (CH4) has a global warming potential approximately 30 times higher than that of CO2, over a 100-year period. One quarter of anthropogenic emissions of this greenhouse gas originate in worldwide extraction of coal, oil, and natural gas (of which methane is the main component).

Economics / Business - 20.01.2022
Australians managing COVID risks 'on their own'
Australians managing COVID risks ’on their own’
As Australia faces food and staff shortages and an insufficient supply of COVID tests, authors of a new report say there are many similarities to how the US has handled the pandemic. Australia is entering a new phase in the pandemic where we are managing more risks on our own, according to a new report by experts at The Australian National University (ANU).

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 19.01.2022
Prevalence of small farms hinders economic growth in developing countries
Prevalence of small farms hinders economic growth in developing countries
Consolidating farms in low-income countries like India, where the average farm is less than three acres, would significantly boost economic growth and reduce poverty, according to a study coauthored by Yale economist Mark Rosenzweig. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy , found that if India consolidated its farms to an average size of 24.5 acres, and used the agricultural technology locally available, it would achieve a 42% increase in agricultural production and a 68% increase in income for farmworkers.

Economics / Business - 17.01.2022
Working in isolated environments enables culture of bullying among elite chefs
Bullying, violence and aggressive behaviour among chefs employed in fine dining restaurants is enabled by their working environments, research from Cardiff University has found. The study shows how working in closed, hidden away kitchen environments left chefs feeling isolated and led to a sense that they could act in ways that would not be possible elsewhere.