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Building a Better Model for Private Equity

A conversation with Morten Sorensen, associate professor of finance, about his research into private equity risk and return and about teaching at Tuck.

Aug 04, 2022

Why Managers May Forgo Small Wins

Tuck professors Daniel Feiler and Ron Adner document a decision-making bias that can lead managers to underinvest in the smarter of two alternatives.

Jul 06, 2022

Could Bank Overdraft Fees Be Good for Financial Inclusion?

Tuck professor Brian Melzer explores the tradeoff between consumer protection and financial inclusion.

Jul 05, 2022

Who Wins and Who Loses When IP Protection Gets Weaker?

Intellectual property protection took a big hit with a landmark 2014 Supreme Court case. Tuck professor Gordon Phillips documents the impacts on large and small firms.

May 06, 2022

The Self-Enhancement Bias and Why We Should Expect Rigidity After Failure

In his research on organizational learning, Tuck professor Pino Audia has changed the way we explain firms’ inability to make timely changes in response to failure.

Apr 28, 2022

How an Idea from Tuck Helped Launch Operation Warp Speed

The United States’ effort to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the world was one of the greatest government achievements in modern history. Tuck Professor Ron Adner’s ecosystem strategy framework contributed to its creation.

Apr 08, 2022

Better Decisions Through Science

With uncertainty at an all-time high, the Operations and Management Science faculty, along with Tuck’s international trade economists, are helping a range of industries refine their practices and prepare for what might come next.

Mar 23, 2022

The Nuances of Knowledge Transfer

Tuck professor Constance Helfat studies what really happens when workers move to new units inside their firm.

Mar 09, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: Norway, Aristotle, and Ukraine

Norway flourishes in the Winter Olympics by focusing on application and effort—not on medals—say Slaughter and Rees, comparing that focus to Russia’s challenge to democracy through its invasion of Ukraine.

Feb 28, 2022

Putting Models into Practice

Tuck assistant professor Raghav Singal works at the intersection of machine learning and data-driven decision-making.

Feb 07, 2022

Slaughter & Rees Report: Harness Globalization to Help Whip Inflation

The challenge facing the Fed is daunting. Slaughter and Rees propose three steps policymakers can take to harness globalization and whip U.S. inflation.

Jan 31, 2022

The Concrete Wall

A conversation with Ella L.J. Bell Smith, professor of business administration, on the enduring relevance and re-release of her book Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Search for Identity.

Jan 26, 2022

Tuck Faculty Predictions for 2022

From corporate strategy to employee satisfaction, data analytics and e-commerce, Tuck faculty opine on the trends that will shape 2022.

Jan 11, 2022

What Makes a CEO Effective? Inside the Mind of the CEO

For 15 years, Tuck professor Morten Sørensen has been analyzing a unique dataset on top executives, uncovering the traits that make them effective and different from others.

Dec 09, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: Two Long-Term Public-Policy Lessons of the Pandemic

Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees share two public-policy lessons of the pandemic related to globalization and public health—one optimistic, the other less so.

Nov 30, 2021

Has the U.S.-China Trade War Hurt the Chinese Economy?

Tuck professor Davin Chor analyzed night light data from satellite imagery to infer the impact of the new tariffs on China’s economy.

Nov 09, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: What Will Help Resolve America’s Great Resignation? Jobs Connected to the...

As the U.S. faces the Great Resignation, Slaughter and Rees remind policymakers that the strongest jobs in America have long been those connected to the world through international trade and investment.

Oct 28, 2021

Findings: In Friendship, A Mirror to the Self

Tuck professor Adam Kleinbaum shares his findings on the power of social networks to influence and reinforce beliefs and behavior.

Oct 11, 2021

Ecosystem Disruption: When Industry Boundaries Collapse

In his latest book, Winning the Right Game, Ron Adner uncovers a deep, unsettling truth about the nature of strategy and competition in the digital age.

Oct 04, 2021

Drew Blake, M.D. T’20 and Professor Jim Smith Publish Paper on Hepatitis C Elimination

Blake, an alumnus of the MD-MBA program at Geisel and Tuck, collaborated with Tuck professor Jim Smith on a paper modeling interventions that could eliminate Hepatitis C in people who inject drugs (PWID) in New Hampshire.

Sep 21, 2021

Does the Profit Motive Make Nursing Homes Better or Worse?

Tuck professor Lauren Lu examines what happens when nonprofit nursing homes are purchased by for-profit businesses.

Aug 25, 2021

Using Wearable Sensors to Study Workplace Behavior

Tuck’s Pino Audia and Dartmouth’s Andrew Campbell embarked on a three-year study of how wearable sensors may be used to gain a deeper understanding of behavior in the workplace. What they discovered holds both promise and peril for the future of work.

Jul 30, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: How Might Student-Athletes Get Paid to Play? Three Key Questions

Sensible reform for student-athlete compensation will first need to address three important questions informed by an accurate understanding of preexisting market structure, say Slaughter and Rees.

Jun 30, 2021

Findings: What’s Your Goal, and What Gets in Your Way?

Tuck professor Punam Anand Keller shares her years of research on barrier-based behavior change.

Jun 01, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Lessons of Phil at 50

Phil Mickelson’s historic victory reveals lessons about making better decisions—and the value of older workers.

May 27, 2021

Is COVID-19 Scary? Depends on Your Politics—And How You’re Asked

In a new study of how people perceive risks from the coronavirus, Tuck professor Ellie Kyung finds patterns correlated with political identity.

May 07, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: Data Is Power

The surge in global flows of data holds great potential for the global economy, say Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees. Yet big data remains largely ungoverned.

Apr 22, 2021

Why Are Women Dropping Off the Corporate Ladder?

Tuck professor Lauren Lu finds that inequitable distribution of workplace resources may be hampering women’s rise to upper management.

Apr 15, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: Go Big on Skilled Immigration

In their latest missive, Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees underscore how unnecessarily costly America’s too-restrictive skilled-immigration policy is.

Mar 31, 2021

Time Is Muscle

Among her research findings, new Tuck professor Lauren Lu has found a way to reduce 40 minutes of time when transferring heart attack patients between hospitals.

Mar 25, 2021

The Pandemic Has Boosted Homeownership and Home-related Spending

Tuck professor Brian Melzer has studied the close connection between home buying and durable spending. The pandemic economy is proving his research right.

Mar 22, 2021

Researchers from Tuck and Geisel Model COVID-19 Transmission in Retail Stores

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and Ph.D. candidates collaborated on a study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mar 11, 2021

Is There a Backlash Against Women in Negotiations?

Tuck professor Jennifer Dannals finds that women entering a negotiation with a strong alternative underperform men in similar situations because they often face backlash.

Mar 04, 2021

Slaughter & Rees Report: Batter Up

Did President Trump eliminate America's trio of trade deficits? Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees weigh in and look ahead to trade policy under the Biden administration.

Feb 26, 2021

Why Do Firms Go Public?

Tuck professor Gordon Phillips finds evidence that an IPO is good for the firm’s bottom line and helps promote commercialization.

Feb 24, 2021

Laurens Debo Wins Research Award for Queueing Paper

Debo, a professor of operations management, was honored for creating a model that could reduce wait times in restaurants and other service industries.

Feb 03, 2021