Woody Eckard has always held a certain fascination with college athletics. As an economics professor at the Business School, Dr. Eckard has conducted several studies on the NCAA throughout his career, the first being published in 1998. He enjoys sports and has always wanted to examine the economics of college sports to help solve the issues the athletes, teams, and leagues are facing. Read more
Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is undoubtably one of the most unique cities in America. It was founded in 1858 and had already become Colorado’s socioeconomic center by 1880. Like many major cities and urban areas in the U.S., Denver has seen an increase in panhandling. Francisco Conejo, PhD, Senior Marketing Instructor/Researcher at the Business School, explored the fundamental causes behind the emergence of panhandling in Denver.
Francisco Conejo, PhD
He recently published a paper in the A-ranked Journal of Macromarketing which explored poverty and panhandling in developing markets. Read more
Recently, CU Denver Business School Professor of Management Wayne Cascio’s research was featured in The New York Times. In an article about layoffs, Cascio discussed the results of his study that confirmed companies that are quick to lay off employees see diminished financial performance. The study, co-authored with Finance Professor Rohan Christie-David and Finance Professor Arjun Chatrath from Portland State University, will be published later this year in the Academy of Management Journal.
Understanding the Study
For three years, the research team examined 43,000 companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and made more than 360,000 observations through a 37-year period (1980-2016), They discovered that when a company restructures (downsizes or upsizes), it can do it in three ways: employees, assets, or both (also called combination restructuring). Read more
Ben Jenkins is an Economics and Finance double major at CU Denver Business School. This year, he won the National Football League’s 1st & Future analytical challenge.
About the Competition
The NFL 1st & Future, a challenge designed to spur innovation, hosted the second annual analytical competition in 2020. Last year, the contest resulted in a blindside block rule, and this year competitors examined the relationship between playing surface (synthetic turf or natural) and its contribution to lower extremity injuries (knee, ankle, and foot). Read more
How the coronavirus is affecting health is a concern
when it comes to a local, national, and global scale. However, it extends
beyond that into the economy. Now that the World Health
Organization has officially declared the coronavirus a pandemic,
preparing a governmental financial response to the virus is crucial, especially
to augment for the closing and slowing of consuming and business.
Yosef Bonaparte, PhD, associate professor of finance and director of the J.P.Read more
We all know that reducing carbon emissions is essential to curb
climate change. This huge challenge requires all parts of society to work
together to help save the planet, from individuals to governments, and
everything in-between. A number of U.S. corporations have voluntarily utilized
internal carbon pricing to tilt their capital investment decisions away from
high carbon emissions projects toward low carbon emission alternatives. Read more
When it comes to facing ethical issues in business, it’s not a question of if, but when. Thanks to a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, the CU Denver Business School has been preparing its students for ethical success through curriculum, events, and community partnerships. First awarded in 2015, the Business School received exciting news in early December that the grant was renewed for another five years, after an extensive proposal detailing past accomplishments and future initiatives.
“I am immensely pleased that our grant for the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative has been renewed,” said Gary Colbert, CU Denver Business School Interim Dean. Read more