City SC is game changer for downtown St. Louis, MLS
St. Louis City SC will stand out in Major League Soccer for its gameday experience, top-of-the-line technology and commitment to sustainability, says Olin Business School sports economist Patrick Rishe. But how much of an impact will the new team have on downtown St. Louis and the economy?
Where are the workers? WashU research exposes ‘quiet quitting’ impact on labor shortage
U.S. workers are cutting back on hours and that’s having a dramatic impact on domestic labor, according to new research from WashU economist Yongseok Shin.
What’s ahead for 2023
What changes and trends could we see this year? WashU experts in areas from artificial intelligence to climate to fashion share their insights.
Building small business agility for 2023 volatility
While there are signs the economic conditions are improving, small businesses are more likely to feel the pinch of rising interest rates, a looming recession threat and persistent labor shortages in 2023, according to Olin Business School’s Peter Boumgarden.
To gain competitive edge in 2023 and beyond, companies should try war gaming
With so much uncertainty, how can businesses gain a competitive edge going into the new year and beyond — better anticipating threats created by competitors, the economy, suppliers, politicians and more? One way is through the process of “war gaming,” says John Horn, a competitive strategy expert at Olin Business School.
Assessing state of worker power, economic opportunity in the US
A new landscape report conducted by Jake Rosenfeld, a professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, examines the decline in worker power over the last several decades and outlines policy recommendations to rebalance the economic playing field for workers.
Andrew Jordan: using economics to improve criminal justice
Economist Andrew Jordan in Arts & Sciences uses data analytics to uncover potential bias in the criminal justice system by studying the decisions made by courts, police and prosecutors.
Comparing annual inflation changes each month can distort reality
John Horn, an economics expert at Olin Business School, explains the math of inflation and why focusing on the annual rate of change, rather than month-to-month inflation changes, makes an already bad situation look worse.
New diverse business directories debut at Day of Dialogue and Action
Washington University in St. Louis’ Supplier Diversity Department staff debuted a new online tool designed to make partnering with diverse businesses easier.
Understanding the financial sanctions against Russia
The unprecedented scale and unanimity of the sanctions imposed on Russia have crippled its economy and represent a new form of economic warfare, according to Mark P. Taylor, dean of Olin Business School at Washington University.