Tripling Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: study
Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday.
Business culture in banking industry favors dishonest behavior, study shows
Bank employees are not more dishonest than employees in other industries. However, the business culture in the banking industry implicitly favors dishonest behavior, as an economic study at the University ...
Limiting internet congestion a key factor in net neutrality debate
Too many vehicles on the highway inevitably slow down traffic. On the Internet information highway, consumers value high-speed Internet service, but there is little reason to think broadband traffic congestion will improve ...
Luxembourg: a tax haven by any other name? Professor on 'secret' tax deals
The revelations that global and multinational businesses have been brokering "secret" tax deals with Luxembourg to avoid paying taxes in their home countries, may be the first time an entire country has ...
Ethnic diversity can deflate stock market bubbles, study finds
Stock market bubbles have led to economic catastrophes from the Great Depression through the dot-com boom of the 1990s and up to the recent housing financial crisis. Although these episodes cause widespread ...
Why people purchase organic groceries
A new study by a Florida State University researcher is examining why people purchase organic groceries.
Firms pressure sales people to invest in costly internal negotiations
In many firms sales people spend as much time negotiating internally for lower prices as they do interacting with customers. A new study appearing in the November issue of Marketing Science, a publication of the Institute for Op ...
Economist teaches how to conduct cause-and-effect studies on complex social questions
If you would like to produce good quantitative social-science research, try remembering these two words: "ceteris paribus."
The significance of digits: just how reliable are reported numbers?
When numbers of any sort are presented in mathematics, science, business, government or finance, it's fair to say a reader assumes that the data are reasonably reliable to their last digit.
Glass houses: Your personality helps predict your real estate choices
Do you consider yourself a conscientious person? Then sign up for a fixed-rate mortgage. Neurotic? You'll probably opt for home ownership over renting.
Incomes fall as stressed economy struggles
Australian average incomes are falling with the country's population growth "masking underlying economic weakness", according to a QUT economist.
Study on global supply chain highlights reversal of outsourcing
Relocation of manufacturing and product sourcing to emerging economies is no longer the gold standard for global businesses, according to a study from the Global Supply Chain Institute in UT's Haslam College of Business.
Happy-go-lucky CEOs score better returns
A CEO's natural sunny disposition can have an impact on the way the market reacts to announcements of company earnings, according to research from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.
The noodle-bowl effect: Australian trade is increasingly complex
Fact: over 585 regional trade agreements have been signed. Almost 400 are already operating. Australia is a signatory to at least 12 of them. ...