Thematic ETFs: Is the juice worth the squeeze?
COVID was a paradigm shift for thematic ETFs, satisfying investor sentiment toward disruptive trends and sustainable investing while covering almost any theme investors desire. Where do they sit in a portfolio? Research from Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, Fisher PhD candidate Byungwook Kim and their colleagues, sheds light on the performance of thematic ETFs.
September 4, 2021
Ending prices with “.99” can backfire on sellers
The Ohio State University
Setting a price just below a round number ($39.99 instead of $40) may be a win for consumers in that the price appears less expensive than it really is. But new research from marketing and logistics experts Junha Kim, Joseph Goodman and Selin Malkoc finds that for sellers, this "just-below" price may lead to challenges in getting consumers to upgrade to more expensive products or services.
August 26, 2021
Tricks for making a vacation feel longer — and more fulfilling
The Wall Street Journal
Research by Selin Malkoc, associate professor of marketing, and her colleagues looks at our perception of time as it pertains to vacations and explores why positive events, like vacations, seem to end as soon as they begin.
August 25, 2021
I studied people who think leisure is a waste of time – here's what I found
‘Hustle culture’ is so pervasive in U.S. society that not even the coronavirus pandemic could shake the urge to prioritize productivity, writes Selin Malkoc, associate professor of marketing.
August 25, 2021
Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health
The Ohio State University
Research by Selin Malkoc, associate professor of marketing, shows that those who are skeptical of devoting time to having fun may feel more stress and less happiness than those who see value leisure activities.
August 23, 2021
Why hyper-organisation can backfire
We all want to be more productive. But research shows that schedules don't suit some tasks – and can even make us enjoy them less. Insights from Selin A Malkoc, associate professor of marketing, shows that scheduling ‘fun’ tasks can actually reduce our enjoyment of them.
August 12, 2021
How NFT philanthropy could deepen inequality
Increasingly, the super wealthy are capitalizing on the NFT boom to support charitable causes. But this could present charities with a host of new problems, including increased risk surrounding donations made using crypto assets, says Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting.
August 10, 2021
Declined invitations go over more graciously when lack of money is cited instead of lack of time
Several studies found that using the excuse ‘I don’t have time’ when declining an invitation harmed the relationship with the person who extended it. Citing a lack of money, however, did not create the same negative reaction, writes Assistant Professor of Marketing and Logistics Grant Donnelly and his colleague.
August 3, 2021
Fisher announces renamed department focusing on operations and business analytics
Fisher College of Business
The newly named Department of Operations and Business Analytics will build on Fisher’s pedigree of leadership in operations education while also embracing the study of data as an emerging and valuable tool for the next generation of business professionals. The new name replaces its predecessor, the Department of Management Sciences.
July 19, 2021
Why do mutual fund investors do what they do?
For decades, individual investors have been moving billions of dollars in and out of thousands of mutual funds. The question is: why? New research by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues Andrea Rossi and Jiacui Li and Yang Song tries to answer this question in a forthcoming paper in the Review of Financial Studies.
July 15, 2021
Make the office a competitive advantage
As companies explore short- and long-term changes associated with returning to the office, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources Larry Inks discusses how the workplace of the future will look like, what should it look like, and he draws an important distinction b
July 14, 2021
Ticket sales return to help zoos, aquariums pay bills
When zoos and aquariums closed their doors because of COVID-19, the nonprofits still had to cover the cost of feeding and caring for the animals. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, talks about the alternative ways these facilities generated revenue.
July 6, 2021
Upward economic mobility for African Americans is rarer than most people believe
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
A new study by Assistant Professor of Marketing Jesse Walker and his colleagues at Columbia University finds that Americans consistently believe that poor African Americans are more likely to move up the economic ladder than is actually the case.
July 6, 2021
Impact of the western U.S. megadrought on food supply chains
Supply Chain Brain
Phil Renaud, executive director of The Risk Institute, discusses how the persistent drought in the western U.S. is forcing food supply chains to rethink their sourcing strategies, as well as pursue longer-term initiatives for coping with the effects of climate change.
July 6, 2021
Why vacations feel like they're over before they even start
A new study by Associate Professor of Marketing and Logistics Selin Malkoc, finds that the feeling that time flies during a vacation is pervasive and can change the way trips are planned and how money is spent.
July 5, 2021
Two and twenty is long dead. Hedge fund fees fall further below onetime industry standard
Research by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and Justin Birru, associate professor of finance, helps add context to the discussion about the historical and actual performance and management fees associated with hedge funds.
June 28, 2021
Prioritize value over cost for procurement success
Cheaper isn't always better, especially for individuals and companies tasked with purchasing components critical to a line of business. In a piece authored for one of the largest supply chain professionals associations, Professor of Operations John Gray and his colleagues write that total value contribution (TVC), a strategy build around value, not cost, may be a better method for product procurement.
June 23, 2021
The S&P 500 now is top-heavy in 5 big tech stocks but that alone won’t end this bull market
Research from Rene Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, shows the percentage of total corporate profits coming from the 100 biggest earners has skyrocketed over the past three decades. And what previously was a danger sign — outsized valuation — may now be the new normal.
June 9, 2021
How to make vacations seem longer
Vacations and weekend getaways often feel like they end as soon as they begin. But in the months and weeks leading up to a big trip, the opposite holds true. Why? Research from Marketing and Logistics Professor Selin Malkoc explains that the anticipation we feel for a particular event or vacation ends up cutting it short within the mind’s eye. Put another way, excitement for a future occasion makes it feel like it will be over as soon as it gets started.
May 28, 2021