Doctoral student wins Bayer Women in Operations Research Scholarship

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Sara Reed, a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa, won first place and an honorable mention award in the Bayer Women in Operations Research Scholarship competition.

When your boss is making nice, they might be faking nice

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Your boss yelled at you in a staff meeting, embarrassing you in front of your co-workers before later apologizing to make nice.

But a new study from the University of Iowa suggests your boss’ apology might be more about faking nice than making nice.

 

$390 billion in offshore income: Welcome to the world of shadow insurance

Thursday, November 12, 2020

We’ve all heard stories of offshore bank accounts. Visions of white sand beaches, wire transfers, and heist films spring to mind.

But what are offshore affiliate insurance companies, how much are U.S. life insurance companies using them, and why? One Tippie researcher found out.
 

 

Expert advice on how to get the best car insurance

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Associate Professor of Finance Richard Peter gave his expert advice on choosing car insurance on moneygeek.com. 

 

Study shows how online reviews can be mined for innovation gold

Monday, October 19, 2020

Companies looking for innovative ideas to improve their products have what amounts to a free and easy focus group right at their fingertips with consumer comment sections on e-commerce websites like Amazon.

New study pinpoints Trump’s electoral weak spots

Thursday, October 8, 2020

A new study from the University of Iowa’s prediction market finds that the COVID-19 pandemic and civil rights protests have had the most significant impact on President Donald Trump’s re-election chances, while other factors have had much less effect.

Building psychological ownership can help governments preserve parks and public spaces

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

More and more cash-strapped governments are looking for alternative methods of funding to maintain parks, roads, and other public spaces, turning to mechanisms like corporate stadium sponsorships or adopt-a-highway programs that leverage private resources. But a new study from the University of Iowa suggests that an effective way to build support for public goods is to create a sense of psychological ownership so people become motivated to actively care about preserving it.

Seal of approval: study shows earning a trustworthiness badge helps online sales

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Online merchants who have earned a literal seal of approval for their website sell more, while less reliable sellers who lack such an endorsement sell less according to a new University of Iowa Tippie College of Business study.

Study investigates how we invest meaning in our daily work

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Managers should give their employees room to do their jobs in a way that gives them meaning, as they’ll get more buy in and productivity from workers who feel called to their work.

Bored at work: workers who feel overqualified are more likely to look for new jobs

Monday, August 24, 2020

Businesses want talented, ambitious people working for them, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that if those workers are stuck in a job they feel they’re overqualified for, they’re more apt to start looking for a new job.