Earthquakes caused by natural gas extraction generate house price decreases
Earthquakes in the northern parts of the Netherlands generate notable house price decreases. In a new study, economists Hans Koster and Jos van Ommeren from VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have analysed the negative ...
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 ...
Stock split could cost Google over $500 million
An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.
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.
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 ...
Green energy investments worldwide surge 17 percent to $270 billion in 2014
Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...