There’s a wild theory that the price of Bitcoin is being propped up — and the academic who proved manipulation in 2017 suspects it may be happening again
A research paper co-authored in 2018 by Assistant Professor of Finance Amin Shams and John Griffin, finance professor at the UT Austin McCombs School of Business, explored a single, still unidentified, Bitcoin “whale” almost singlehandedly drove the token’s giant run-up in late 2017 and early 2018 by distorting the trading in the token. Bitcoin's recent price stability has some wondering whether big buyers could be setting a price floor and pushing the cryptocurrency higher.
February 2, 2023
From marijuana to the metaverse: Specialized ETFs underperform
Does financial innovation in the ETF space create value for investors? A study by Fisher's Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, graduate research assistant Byungwook Kim, and their colleagues Rabih Moussawi and Francesco Franzoni suggests otherwise.
February 2, 2023
Back to the office or not? ‘There’s not a true new normal yet,’ with Cleveland-area split on in-office, remote, hybrid
Will hybrid work, where employees work remotely part-time, become standard? Or will the five-day commute make a comeback? Data from the National Center for the Middle Market helps provide a glimpse into what the future of work could look like.
January 30, 2023
How working from home affects household gender roles, based on a new study
A new study from Management and Human Resources Professor Jasmine Hu shows that among dual-earning couples, both men and women completed more family-related tasks when working from home. However, when wives worked from home, husbands performed less housework. This was not the case for wives when their husbands worked from home.
January 3, 2023
Supply chain problems prompt some shortages of holiday essentials
Wine, toys, and appliances are among the items that will be harder to get this holiday season. Keely Croxton, professor of logistics, says in order to avoid future supply chain issues, companies may begin holding more inventory and avoid relying on a single supplier. The cost for this resiliency, when things return to normal, could be higher prices for consumers.
December 15, 2022
ARK innovation and others offer tempting ‘Thematic’ ETFs. Just say no.
Whether it’s cloud stocks, crypto or Korean pop, there’s an exchange-traded fund offering a way in. Just don’t expect it to beat the S&P 500, according to research by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues.
December 9, 2022
Northland program helps new Americans start their own businesses
The Columbus Dispatch
A new partnership between Elevate Northland, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services and Fisher College of Business is providing new Americans, including migrants and refugees, with entrepreneurship training to help them build self-sustainability and feel more at home in their new country.
November 18, 2022
In consumer-products marketing, scientific claims sometimes backfire
The Wall Street Journal
Researchers Rebecca Walker Reczek, the Berry Chair of New Technologies in Marketing at Fisher, and her colleagues John Costello (PhD '21) and Aviva Philipp-Muller, find that people are less likely to buy goods associated with pleasure or indulgence if they are described as being scientifically formulated.
November 18, 2022
FTX bankruptcy is bad news for the charities that crypto mogul Sam Bankman-Fried generously supported
Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the now-defunct exchange for trading cryptocurrencies, believed in ‘earning to give.’ Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor of Accounting and an expert in nonprofit accounting, explains the significance of FTX’s implosion for philanthropy and the nonprofits Bankman-Fried supported.
November 16, 2022
How to avoid falling into a rut after gaining tenure
Inside Higher Ed
Many established scholars see their careers flounder because they fail to stay up-to-date and do not work hard to find productive new uses of their time, writes Michael S. Weisbach, the Ralph Kurtz Chair in Finance at Fisher.
November 15, 2022
Retailers turning to specific-day delivery over speediest shipping
The Wall Street Journal
Competition on superfast delivery is shifting into low gear as companies try to rein in fulfillment costs that are eating into their profits. But supply chain interruptions caused by the pandemic may be working in companies' favor, as consumers have gotten used to waiting for their deliveries, says Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics.
November 9, 2022
New funding to expand DEI research and thought leadership at Fisher
Fisher College of Business
Learn more about the college’s latest initiative designed to further connect business education and research with opportunities to address race-based gaps in businesses, among consumers and in career life cycles.
November 8, 2022
Five of the worst ETF first-year performances are crypto-related
Crypto exchange traded funds account for five of the worst seven debuts in the history of the ETF industry. All five focused on the once high-flying cryptocurrency sector or the related field of blockchain, in a new illustration of previous research by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues.
October 28, 2022
How to be ambitious without sacrificing your mental health
A study with 70 years' worth of data found that ambition strongly predicted career success, but was only weakly related to life satisfaction, says co-author Tim Judge, the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness at Fisher.
October 25, 2022
Homeowners see risks from extreme weather, unsure about solutions
Seventy-eight percent of U.S. homeowners believe extreme weather is increasing where they live, and 71% fear their homes will be damaged, according to a national survey of homeowners, conducted by The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business in late August, well before Hurricane Ian.
October 20, 2022
IMF calls on policymakers to re-examine ETF risks
Citing research conducted by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues, the IMG says policymakers should re-examine risks posed by exchange traded funds during periods of stress, even though the vehicles are less concerning than their open-ended mutual fund counterparts.
October 16, 2022