Ethanol's next breakthrough? Turning greenhouse gas into fuel

February 2, 2018

Several Iowa MBA students are studying the economic potential of a discovery by Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists that could revolutionize the ethanol market in Iowa.

Williams brings research experience to her teachings on negotiation

February 1, 2018

Not all teams are successful—it takes good communication, skill diversity, and trust. Many courses taught in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business stress teamwork and its importance in business relationships. When Assistant Professor Michele Williams teaches the Dynamics of Negotiations course, she brings over 15 years of research into her classrooms.

Location plays key part in business innovation

January 23, 2018

UI study: States with industry, academia, and government support foster enterprise

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.

Managing mood: uncovering psychological bias in financial statements

December 8, 2017

Auditors, regulators, and investors, take note: A CFO’s state of mind can influence financial statements. Research published this year provides evidence that the loan loss provision—an important estimate of future loan charge-offs that banks make each quarter—can be affected by a CFO’s state of optimism or lack thereof.

Predicting criminal behavior patterns with data analytics

November 9, 2017

It sounds like science fiction, but data analysts are using the tools of their trade to predict some types of crime—information that could be used to keep people safe.

UI study suggests membership in an online support group can help smokers kick the habit

November 2, 2017

Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants, according to a new study from the University of Iowa and the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.

Some firms avoid labor contracts by selling unionized operations

October 31, 2017

Some firms avoid labor contracts by selling unionized operations, according to research done by Erik Lie, professor of finance.

'Completion backward' principle produces successful projects

October 23, 2017

Starting a project near the finish and working backward can be an effective way to plan and stay motivated, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work—and no one wants to hear it

October 8, 2017

A growing body of research suggests general cognitive ability may be the best predictor of job performance.