Science has found what makes the perfect weekend — and it’s not what you’d expect
Once you pencil in that dinner date on your calendar it may spoil your meal before Saturday night even gets here. Research by Assistant Marketing Professor Selin Malkoc suggests that you put down the cell phone, and stop penciling people in for that dinner date on Saturday.
April 12, 2021
Some health insurers fudged medical spending numbers: researchers
About 14% of U.S. health insurers impacted their Affordable Care Act medical loss ratio rebate bills before 2016 by overestimating how much they spent on health care, according to a new accounting research by Associate Professor of Accounting Andy Van Buskirk and his colleagues.
March 18, 2021
The high toll of distracted driving and staying safe on the road
While many of us believe we are safe drivers, about eight people die in crashes involving a distracted driver every day in the United States. Phil Renaud, executive director of the the Risk Institute, provides insights into why distracted driving is such a dangerous problem and what can be done to prevent it.
March 17, 2021
Obamacare insurers inflate claims to reduce refunds, study says
Research by Associate Professor of Accounting Professor Andy Van Buskirk and his colleagues details how some Obamacare insurers have used estimating practices to short-change their consumers by hundreds of millions of dollars.
March 16, 2021
Strict environmental laws ‘push’ firms to pollute elsewhere
The Ohio State University
Research by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, shows that tough environmental laws in one country can lead to "carbon leakage" to other nations. The findings underscore the importance of "worldwide collective action to combat climate change."
March 8, 2021
Anti-pollution laws penalize firms whose activities emit CO2. Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, talk about his research that shows well-intentioned regulation may be causing multinationals to push polluting activities to poorer countries where regulation isn’t so strict.
March 5, 2021
Corporations facing strict environmental laws move pollution overseas
The Academic Times
Research by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues shows how countries' strict environmental regulations factor into companies' decisions to locate facilities.
March 3, 2021
Further Reading: The drawbacks of thematic ETFs
Thematic ETFs are one of the big investment stories of the last year, with major success in areas such as clean energy. Yet niche investments come with risks, including the prospect of buying in at the top and structural complications, according to new research from Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues.
February 23, 2021
Research: We’re losing touch with our networks
Harvard Business Review
With personal and professional networks shrinking by as much as 16% during the pandemic, research is pointing to ways to help prevent us from withdrawing too much. A study by Tanya Menon, professor of management and human resources, says having a strong identity and core values can overcome the tendency to "turtle in."
February 12, 2021
'People are dying because of it': DeWine looks to strengthen Ohio's distracted driving laws
Phil Renaud, executive director of the Risk Institute, said the governor's new distracted driving measures are part of a larger strategy for eliminating the problem. Through research and building partnerships, The Risk Institute is addressing distracted driving through legislation, behavior, technology, and urban planning/infrastructure design.
February 11, 2021
New ETFs, forced to chase trends, shorten their own lives
The Wall Street Journal
A study by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and Fisher PhD candidate Byung Wook Kim finds that many new ETFs invest in overvalued stocks, and then lag behind the broad market’s returns.
February 5, 2021
Ohio State finance professor explains what’s happening with Robinhood and GameStop
Finance lecturer Matt Sheridan on the Robinhood and GameStop situation: "This is so crazy that if this was the plot of an episode of Showtime’s "Billions," people would think it’s too unrealistic." He explains the factors at play in the unique investing situation.
January 28, 2021
Latest Middle Market Indicator reveals a market poised for recovery
Fisher College of Business
After a tumultuous year, a more optimistic outlook prevails for the middle market segment of the U.S. economy, according to the latest research from the National Center for the Middle Market.
January 27, 2021
Thematic ETFs can deliver significant losses, academics find
Research conducted by Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and his colleagues, shows average returns underperform the market by about four percentage points a year. The researchers argue that the huge growth in the ETF industry has intensified competition to the point that issuers are “competing for investors’ attention by emphasizing either the low price or the product’s unique features."
January 26, 2021
The NRA declares bankruptcy: 5 questions answered
While declaring bankruptcy, the gun group confusingly said it was in great financial shape. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, and his colleagues answer questions about the organization's recently announced move.
January 22, 2021
Day-trader frenzy for trendy stocks is defying decades of losses
New research from Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, doctoral student Byungwook Kim and their colleagues found that “Demand for specialized ETFs comes from unsophisticated investors who chase investment ideas that, in their view, will produce higher expected returns.” The result are overvalued stocks that actually lost as much as 5% per year on a risk-adjusted basis between 2000 and 2019.
January 21, 2021
NRA trying to change venue with bankruptcy filing
The NonProfit Times
Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor of Accounting, tracks NRA finances and says signs from the NRA’s announcement indicate that the bankruptcy filing has little to do with restructuring debt but rather a legal strategy.
January 18, 2021
Want a hot stock tip? Avoid this type of investment fund
The Ohio State University
Are specialized Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) that are built around hot industries like cannabis, cybersecurity, and work-from-home businesses good ideas? Research from Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and PhD candidate Byungwook Kim provides a cautionary tale for investors.
January 15, 2021
The story behind the market’s hottest funds
The Wall Street Journal
Research from a pair of finance faculty members, including Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, provides context to a closer look at the performance of specialized — or thematic — Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs).
January 15, 2021
Research affiliates quant warns of Bitcoin market manipulation
In 2017, Alex Pickard had made so much money from Bitcoin that he quit his job in finance and moved to Washington state to mine digital coins full time. Less than a year later, the venture had failed and he was back at quant firm Research Affiliates.
January 14, 2021
Shareholder lawsuits and CEO turnover decisions
In a recent study, Xue Wang, associate professor of accounting and management information systems, and her colleagues move the debate on shareholder lawsuits forward by studying the impact of shareholder litigation threats on CEOs’ employment.
January 13, 2021
Elon Musk debates: How to give away world’s biggest fortune
Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting and an expert in nonprofits, shares some insights regarding Elon Musk's desire to give his fortune away to philanthropy. Mittendorf's advice: avoid the temptation to reinvent philanthropy and instead focus on causes and frameworks already in place.
January 8, 2021
Supply chain resilience: Building an effective disaster management plan
Supply and Demand Chain Executive
Phil Renaud, executive director of the Risk Institute, writes that it is more important than ever that organizations pay attention to the business resilience needs of corporations facing severe weather-related risks.
December 28, 2020