UI to study automation impact on clerical work

Monday, September 20, 2021

Automation is changing everyone’s jobs, even secretaries and receptionists, office assistants, and mailroom clerks. But while numerous studies and think pieces have thought about how automation is affecting factory workers, engineers, or truck drivers, few have looked at how artificial intelligence will change clerical jobs. A $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to researchers in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business and College of Engineering will start the process of answering those questions.

Tippie research finds industry response to SEC rule change could destabilize some money markets

Monday, September 20, 2021

A new Tippie study finds the COVID-19 related stock market decline of March 2020 showed that a five-year old SEC rule change can have a potentially destabilizing effect on some money market funds, which are supposed to be stable places to park cash.

NSF grant will study how automation affects clerical work

Friday, September 17, 2021

Automation is changing everyone’s jobs, even the secretaries and receptionists, office assistants and mail room clerks, but no major study has looked at how clerical work will be affected by technology. A $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to researchers at the Tippie College of Business will start the process of answering those questions.

Home food delivery still going strong for Iowa businesses

Friday, September 17, 2021

A study by the Marketing Institute at the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business found online delivery services averaged 25 percent growth last year, but is predicted to grow by about 3.5 percent post-COVID-19, according to Peggy Stover, associate professor in the program.

Tippie professor adapts economic model to understand vaccine hesitancy

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Richard Peter and his colleague have conducted research to help public health officials better understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and tailor messaging to address it.

Breakfast competition heats up among fast food, convenience stores

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

There’s a breakfast war heating up now in Iowa to try and capture customers who are once again venturing out of their homes following pandemic shutdowns. Tippie's Peggy Stover weighs in.

Stop screening job candidates’ social media

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram have given many organizations a new hiring tool. According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers check out applicants’ profiles as part of their screening process, and 54% have rejected applicants because of what they found. Social media sites offer a free, easily accessed portrait of what a candidate is really like, yielding a clearer idea of whether that person will succeed on the job—or so the theory goes.

However, new research suggests that hiring officials who take this approach should use caution: Much of what they dig up is information they are ethically discouraged or legally prohibited from taking into account when evaluating candidates—and little of it is predictive of performance.

Tippie researcher designs new model to help understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Monday, August 30, 2021

Infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19 are on the rise again but millions of Americans are still hesitant to take a vaccine to protect them. A Tippie researcher recently adapted a long-standing econmic model of decision-making to include people's resistance to the vaccine to make it easier for epidemiologists, economists, and public health experts to forecast the virus’ impact despite this hesitation. 

Deep machine learning study finds that body shape is associated with income

Friday, August 27, 2021

A new study published in PLOS One has found a relationship between a person’s body shape and their family income. The findings provide more evidence for the “beauty premium” — a phenomenon in which people who are physically attractive tend to earn more than their less attractive counterparts.

Researchers have consistently found evidence for the beauty premium. But Suyong Song, an associate professor at The University of Iowa, and his colleagues observed that the measurements used to gauge physical appearance suffered some important limitations.

Courtright joins Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Stephen Courtright earned his PhD from the Tippie College of Business and returned in 2020 after eight years at Texas A&M University to become the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management and Director of Executive Education.