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Feb 16, 2017

Natalie Gochnour, associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business and executive director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, discusses the reasons why Salt Lake City is in a prime position to become an inland port.

Sep 23, 2016

Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute talks economics, politics and the Trans-Pacific Partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

May 26, 2016

Todd Zenger, the N. Eldon Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership and Professor of Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business, discusses his new book, "Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value," published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Feb 2, 2016

The MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business is ranked in the Top 50 programs in the nation. Listen to student Cassia Connors and Jack Brittain, the Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair and professor of management, discuss the intimate, interactive learning environment of the program and its benefits.

Sep 2, 2015

The University of Utah and the David Eccles School of Business launch the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Policy Institute Director Natalie Gochnour and Ivory-Boyer Senior Fellow Jim Wood discuss the new institute's and its impact on decision making in Utah.

Jul 20, 2015

Four students from the Eccles School at the University of Utah won first place in the Conference of State Bank Supervisors Case Study Competition. In its inaguaral year, student teams from across the country were asked to study the impact of community banks. The prize includes a trip to a meeting of the Federal Reserve Board and a meeting with Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

Jul 9, 2015

Melissa Lewis-Western, assistant professor of accounting at the Eccles School, recently returned from the Western Region Meeting of the American Accounting Association. There, she was honored with an award for best paper.

Her paper, “Competing reporting objectives and financial reporting quality” that she co-wrote with Adrienna Huffman, beat out more than 80 papers to win the top honor.

Jul 1, 2015

Analyst Jennifer Leaver discusses her findings that show the important role tourism plays in rural Utah's economy. The research came from the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, a division of The Policy Institute at The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Apr 30, 2015

Three students from the Eccles School who help found the Social Entrepreneurship Abroad Program talk about the program's first study abroad trip, which sent 28 students to Costa Rica to help communities there solve business and day-to-day problems.

Apr 9, 2015

Elizabeth Tenney, assistant professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business, co-wrote the paper "(Too) Optimistic About Optimism: The Belief that Optimism Improves Performance" which has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Apr 1, 2015

Hank Bessembinder, the A. Blaine Huntsman chaired presidential professor in the Department of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business. His research interests focus on financial markets. He recently co-authored the paper “Market Making Contracts, Firm Value, and the IPO Decision” and it has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Finance

Mar 11, 2015

Elizabeth Tashjian is associate professor of finance at the David Eccles School of Business. She is the director of the Garn Institute of Finance and a David Eccles Fellow. Dr. Tashjian is actively involved in promoting and addressing women's issues at the University of Utah. Here, she talks about the gender wage gap, its causes and how to combat it.    

Mar 6, 2015

Yihui Pan is an assistant professor of finance at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She co-authored the paper “Learning about CEO Ability and Stock Return Volatility,” which has been accepted for publication in the Review of Financial Studies. 

Feb 26, 2015

Dr. Karl Lins of the David Eccles School of Business describes his research in the paper he co-wrote, “Shareholder Voting and Corporate Governance Around the World.”    

Feb 17, 2015

The Eccles School’s Executive Education office has created the Executive Leadership Series to deliver professional development for Utah executives.

Feb 2, 2015

Keith Botner, marketing doctoral candidate at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, is the lead author of the paper “What’s In a Message? The Longitudinal Influence of a Supportive Versus Combative Orientation on the Performance of Nonprofits,” slated to appear in the February print edition of the Journal of Marketing. He shares the highlights of his findings.

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