The cost of staying cool when incomes heat up
The continual increase in global incomes means people are living more comfortably, including having the ability to afford air conditioning. Staying cool is good but there's a wealth of fallout. The demand ...
Yahoo CEO's pay package climbs in 2014 due to stock gains
The value of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's pay package surged last year, mostly due to gains in the Internet company's stock price that came despite concerns about the overall health of Yahoo's business.
Consumption rises with automated bill payment
The adage "out of sight, out of mind" applies to electricity use, according to new research from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. A study of 16 years of billing records from one South Carolina ...
Build or burn? Competition for wood on the rise
Wood is becoming an increasingly popular raw material - and not just in the construction sector. More and more private households and municipal authorities are also using wood for heating. All of which is ...
Falling prices for battery packs may cause a surge in electric car sales
How "time is money" thinking can hurt the environment
Thinking "time is money" can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to UBC research.
Science behind price of your camera
Pricing strategies exploiting demand with a high price – skimming – or tempting consumers with a low one – penetration – are not as popular as marketers assume, according to new research.
The Rice Crisis: Tracking an asset-price bubble in the check-out line
Princeton economist Harrison Hong has spent much of his career working to understand how and why asset-price bubbles form. Hong, the John H. Scully '66 Professor in Finance, has studied the dot-com bubble ...
Etsy prices shares at $16 for stock market debut
Etsy priced its shares at $16 ahead of its Thursday Wall Street debut for the online marketplace known for handicrafts and strong social values.
US CEO cuts salary to boost employee pay to $70,000
One startup founder is making his own effort to respond to the issue of income inequality—cutting his own pay while seriously boosting that of his employees.
Why daring to compare online prices pays off offline
The sudden closures of big-box stores like Future Shop and Target may make it seem like online shopping is killing real-world stores. But shoppers are actually engaging in "web-to-store" shopping—buying ...
Research suggests daydreaming might push consumers to spend beyond their means
Life is a constant battle between being engaged with one's surroundings and daydreaming. Research at UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business explores the notion of that dreamy state-of-mind and whether drifting thoughts ...