Passing along the soda tax to consumers

January 17, 2018

Local governments across the country are turning to soda taxes in an effort to improve public health by discouraging consumption of the sugary drinks. In some cities, soda distributors are passing that cost along to consumers.

Tippie team places in top five in Eller Ethics Case Competition

October 24, 2017

After three rounds of presentations, Tippie undergraduate students Matt Hubbell and Molly Monroe took fifth place in this year’s Eller Ethics Case Competition, an annual competition that challenges students to analyze a timely ethical case with real-world business relevance.

Iowa regulators set for final vote on Cedar Rapids casino

October 17, 2017

Professor of Economics John Solow comments on the economic development that doesn't happen with the creation of major attractions like sport stadiums or casinos.

Carter delivers lecture on urban revitalization, sustainability

October 3, 2017

Majora Carter delivers lecture on improving communities through sustainabie economic development.

Major study points way to higher profits, engaged workers, company differentiation

September 29, 2016

Four decades after the initial popularization of ESOPs, we’re still only beginning to grasp the surprising extent of benefits the ownership format brings to employees, to companies, to selling entrepreneurs and to the economy at large. That’s newly affirmed by an important publication, in the form of a meta-analysis of more than 100 individual studies, on the impact of employee ownership. Authored by researchers at the University of Iowa, Villanova University and Indiana University, the new analysis captured data on more than 56,000 companies in the U.S. and abroad. And, when all the caveats and qualifications were in, found that a company with a significant employee ownership could expect to be 4% more profitable than others.

Iowa's next minimum wage hike isn't where you'd expect

August 29, 2016

Wapello County, one of Iowa's poorest counties, is a step away from raising its minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2019. John Solow, a University of Iowa professor of economics, said he was surprised but not shocked that Wapello was the next Iowa county to move on the minimum wage.

Study: water consumption up with Berkeley 'soda tax'

August 25, 2016

As Philadelphia prepares for the January launch of its tax on sweetened beverages, a new study found low-income residents in Berkeley, Calif., home of the nation's first "soda tax," are not just consuming fewer sugary drinks. David Frisvold, a researcher from the University of Iowa who authored another study on Berkeley's tax, called the drop in consumption "promising" for public health, but noted that the interviews were done just a few months after the tax went into effect.

Frisvold receives $1.3 million grant

June 30, 2016

Tippie professor awarded grant to study the influencers of obesity. 

Tippie senior named Rhodes Scholar

November 23, 2015

Tippie College of Business student Jeffrey Ding adds Rhodes scholar to his list of many awards and achievements.

Faster food

October 5, 2015

Tippie students team up to create free app for sports fans everywhere.