Does your political party affiliation influence your financial decisions? Most likely. Yosef Bonaparte, PhD, assistant professor of Finance, and colleagues set out to explore how the political climate affects investors, companies, and the economy at large.
Influences on the economy on a micro level
Think of when the newly elected president was from your affiliated party. Read more
Although the healthcare industry has large databases of medical histories, medical professionals underutilize this potential resource. Medical professionals lack tools to compare medical histories of patients and use medical histories to improve decision-making. To address this gap, Michael Mannino, PhD, associate professor of Information Systems, developed a research agenda to utilize medical histories in decision-making by healthcare providers. Read more
Why is a woman labeled as “ice queen” when she lands a leadership position while possessing the same traits as her male counterpart? Traci Sitzmann, PhD, associate professor of Management, studied the effects of discrimination in the workplace for women and how attractive women can overcome these stereotypes in male-dominant industries.
Sitzmann, recently featured in CNN Money for her research in this area, conducted three studies to establish an intervention for mitigating the beauty is beastly effect, a phenomenon in which physically attractive women are discriminated against when applying for masculine sex-typed jobs. Read more
Assistant professor of Information Systems Jiban Khuntia, PhD, along with professors Sunil Mithas and Ritu Agarwal at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, researched a phenomenon in the US healthcare system: why health information exchanges (HIEs) fail. In theory, HIEs are great for everyone, because they assist in the exchange of digital health data for health providers like hospitals, primary care physicians, among others. Read more
As colleges fight to draw fan interest while staying ahead of their conference competition, a new study from a professor at the CU Denver Business School examines college football conferences being structured based upon competition. The uncertainty-of-outcome hypothesis (UOH) suggests that sports fans value more competitive contests, suggesting that a competitive imbalance within a college conference will motivate the consistently successful teams to leave for greener pastures. Read more
When it comes to investing for newcomers, it may not be good to come out swinging. According to new research by assistant professor of finance,Yosef Bonaparte, young investors participating in markets for the first time tend to be less risk averse, overestimating their ability to beat the market. In his interview with MarketWatch, an online finance publication, Bonaparte explained how experience with bad, market related events erodes overconfidence over time, causing experienced investors to be more risk averse than their younger counterparts. Read more
CU Denver Marketing instructor/researcher Dr. Francisco Conejo presented at the recent Digital Summit held in Denver. The session, based on a forthcoming article of his in the Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing, addressed “How to Improve Social Media Brand Personas Using Archetypes”. Applying marketing and psychological theory to digital contexts, and providing numerous real-life examples, the presentation outlined the advantages of archetypal brand personas, also providing attendees with practical guidelines as to how these are best developed. Read more