Research and new developments

Research and new developments

The 2020 RQ50, highlighting the 50 companies whose R&D is most productive, were unveiled Sept. 8 at The Industrial Innovation Path to Economic Recovery Conference hosted by the Boeing Center at Washington University in St. Louis. The unveiling coincides with research forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab awarded Kaufman grant

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab awarded Kaufman grant

Washington University’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, a joint initiative of the Brown School and Olin Business School, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation to begin CAP STL, a project to explore how entrepreneurship affects equity and mobility.

Two Olin faculty win scholarship awards

Two Olin Business School faculty members — Radhakrishnan Gopalan and Janis Skrastins — received honors at the Indian School of Business’ Centre for Analytical Finance summer conference.
Home inequity: Study finds income, job rut for millions in U.S.

Home inequity: Study finds income, job rut for millions in U.S.

At a time when evictions and mortgage defaults have been likened to an oncoming tsunami across America, a big-data study of loan-to-value ratios in the wake of the 2007-08 recession carries a cautionary forecast for vexing economic weather ahead: The higher a worker’s outstanding mortgage relative to their home value, the worse their future income growth and job mobility.

Elfenbein, Bottom receive award for paper

A paper by Olin Business School’s Hillary Anger Elfenbein and Bill Bottom, along with then-doctoral candidate Daisung Jang, recently was awarded the International Association for Conflict Management Article of the Year for 2018.
Having a higher purpose promotes happiness, lowers stress

Having a higher purpose promotes happiness, lowers stress

Having a personal higher purpose promotes well-being, more happiness and even lower stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a new survey by two Washington University in St. Louis researchers from Olin Business School. Also, employees of organizations with higher-purpose statements are happier and prouder of their organizations than are employees at workplaces without a statement, the results show.
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