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Customers, Price, Marketing

Price Reformers Trapped in Their Own Policy

The concept of Most Favored Nation has not been lost on the business world, where corporations frequently write Most Favored Customer clauses into contracts with their largest customers, guaranteeing them the lowest price in markets where prices vary. The government has tried to capitalize on the idea, too, but in the case of Medicaid, says a Stanford researcher, it was a bad idea.


Banks, Business, Investment, Commercial, Securities, Lending, Loans, Finance

New Argument for Freeing Banks

After analyzing the reasons for instituting the Glass-Steagall Banking Act, Stanford Business School researcher Manju Puri suggests that barriers dividing commercial and investment banks be relaxed.


Marketing, Finance, MBA, Education, International, Business, School

International Finance And Marketing Program

Top students from around the world are coming to Chicago to enroll in DePaul University's unique international MBA program that integrates marketing and finance with an international focus.


Economist's, Perspective, the, Fed

An Economist's Perspective on the Fed

In a speech on the function and purpose of the Federal Reserve System, a Simon School professor and noted economist argues that inflation is the one variable which the Fed truly can control; he sees zero inflation as a realistic goal.


Gambling, Entertainment, Tourism, Management, Gaming, Lotteries, Addictions

Tool Against Compulsive Gambling for Casinos

With a proactive stance on compulsive gambling, the gaming industry is doing what's right for customers and may be winning friends and influencing enemies. One of its efforts is a guide compiled by a Purdue University professor to help the industry deal with those addicted to gambling.


Hedging, TAX, Benefits, Risk Management, Strategy

Hedging's Wide-Reaching Potential Tax Benefits

One incentive which drives firms to engage in the complex practice of hedging their investments is the potential to reap tax benefits. A new paper co-authored by a Simon School professor explores and analyzes this aspect of hedging, using a powerful new model of the corporate tax code.


Economics, Teach, Operations, Strategy, Consultants

Unorthodox Technique Utilizes Economics to Help Teach Operations

In a new paper, a Simon School operations management professor details his unorthodox use of economic principles in teaching operations strategy to his M.B.A. students.


Discretionary, Accruals, Accounting, Finance

Reseachers Offer Better Approach for Analyzing Discretionary Accruals

Discretionary accruals may offer managers a means to portray a company's true financial condition, but they can also be manipulated opportunistically to boost a manager's personal performance record. A Simon School research team offers new analysis on the issue, and cautions those who would step too quickly into the camp that cries "foul."


Simon, School, Dean, Plosser, Join, GMAC, Board

Simon School Dean Joins GMAC Board

Charles I. Plosser, dean of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, is one of five graduate business school deans joining the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)--the global organization of graduate business schools.


Hopkins, Bulgaria, Econonics, Currency, Hanke

Hopkins Economist Advising Bulgarian Government

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, one of the world's leading proponents of the currency board form of monetary policy (as opposed to central banking), has been named economic adviser to the recently elected president of economically struggling Bulgaria.

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