2017 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, Jan. 24

WHAT:          Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annualAgricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan. 24., at 8:30 a.m. WHERE:        B25 Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu ITHACA, N.Y. – […]

Stocks move in predictable ways after White House change

ITHACA, N.Y. – With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaching, the stock market has been more volatile because investors are trying to predict which industries will do well under a Trump administration – and which will tank. According to a new Cornell University study, there is a way to capitalize on this fluctuation because stock returns […]

AT&T-Time Warner merger unlikely to increase profits, productivity

Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management who studies the telecommunication industry with a focus on transfer of knowledge, innovation and collaboration between digital firms, says while there is much discussion of the antitrust implications of a potential deal between AT&T and Time Warner, more people should remember the […]

Don’t get your hopes up on GDP growth in third quarter

Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, is an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, he says forecasts that predict 2.5 percent GDP growth for the third quarter are overestimating the strength of the U.S. economy. Kyle will be available to comment on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis preliminary estimation of the country’s […]

Raising soda taxes may sound good, but likely to fall flat with US consumers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. David Just, marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, calls the recommendation intriguing, but says the […]

Despite yuan’s meteoric rise, dollar will dominate

ITHACA, N.Y. – The international finance community is on the brink of what Cornell economist Eswar Prasad calls “a momentous event.” On Oct. 1, the International Monetary Fund will add China’s currency, the renminbi, to its elite basket of reserve currencies. This international stamp of approval means the renminbi – and its unit, the yuan […]

Music at work increases cooperation, teamwork

ITHACA, N.Y. – From casual acoustic melodies at the coffee shop to throbbing electronic beats at teen clothing outlets, music is used to mold customer experience and behavior. But what impact does it have on employees? Cornell University researchers explored this question in a pair of lab experiments and found that music can have important […]

Cornell experts applaud House passing GMO labeling bill which President is expected to sign

David Just and Harry Kaiser are both professors in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, part of the College of Business. Just is a professor of behavioral economics who has testified on Capitol Hill about agricultural biotechnology and engaged with the media on the need to avoid injecting unnecessary alarm into GMO […]

Experts to Congress on GMO labeling: First do no harm

David Just is a professor of behavioral economics at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management who has testified on Capitol Hill about agricultural biotechnology and engaged with the media on the need to about injecting unnecessary alarm into GMO labeling efforts. Just will also help instruct a MOOC this fall on “Science and […]

Edward McLaughlin named interim dean of Cornell’s Dyson School

ITHACA, N.Y. – Edward McLaughlin, a distinguished expert in the efficiency of food distribution systems, will become the interim David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management starting July 1, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 21. A faculty member since 1983, McLaughlin is senior associate director of the […]