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 economic 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.

Van Iddekinge joins the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Friday, August 13, 2021

Chad Van Iddekinge joined the Tippie College of Business from Florida State University in 2020 as the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management. Van Iddekinge’s research focuses on how organizations make staffing decisions and how those decisions affect job applicants and the quality and diversity of a firm’s workforce.

Nahrgang joins the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Jennifer Nahrgang joined the Tippie College of Business from Arizona State University in 2020 as the Palmer Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on leadership processes and leadership development, team dynamics and effectiveness, employee voice and engagement, and the future world of work. She currently serves as associate editor for Personnel Psychology.

In praise of third place

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

It is surprisingly tricky to actually answer "who's winning the Olympics?" 

Ann Campbell profiled in INFORMS magazine

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tippie Business Analytics Department Executive Officer, Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair, and INFORMS member of 25 years, Ann Campbell, was profiled by INFORMS' membership magazine ORMS Today in July 2021.