WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

North America, even in the face of controversial policies regarding immigration under President Trump’s administration, had more to offer soccer’s international governing body, says Patrick Rishe, a sports business expert from Washington University in St. Louis. As a result, the “United Bid” of the United States, Canada and Mexico was awarded the 2026 World Cup on the eve of this year’s competition in Russia.

Time is not on your side

The central finding of an Olin Business School study published May 15 in the Journal of Consumer Research was that people faced with scheduled appointments in an upcoming hour or more: (a) perceive they have less time than in reality; (b) perform fewer tasks as a result; and (c) are less likely to attempt extended-time tasks that can be feasibly accomplished or more lucrative.

Attending college at the right time, right place

William Feng, senior class president and a degree candidate from Olin Business School, could not have anticipated the changes this nation, city and campus would undergo in the past four years. But he’s glad he was here to see it. Feng will address thousands of classmates, faculty and family members Friday, May 18, at Washington University in St. Louis’ 157th Commencement.

Computer-simulated soybeans

Where machine learning meets spring planting and big data intersects with farming big and small, two Olin Business School researchers have devised a computational model so farmers and seedmakers could take the guesswork out of which particular variety of, say, soybean to plant each year.
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