Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder


When Pursuing Goals, People Give More Weight To Progress Than Setbacks, Says CU-Boulder-Led Study

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:43

Contacts Margaret C. Campbell Leeds School, 303-735-6305 meg.campbell@colorado.edu Caleb Warren Mays Business School, 979-862-2451 cwarren@mays.tamu.edu Elizabeth Lock CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Dec. 16, 2014 New Year’s resolution-makers should beware of skewed perceptions. People tend to believe good behaviors are more beneficial in reaching goals than bad behaviors are in obstructing goals, according to a University of Colorado Boulder-led study. A dieter, for instance, might think refraining from eating ice cream helps his weight-management goal more than eating ice cream hurts it, overestimating movement toward versus away from his target. “Basically what our research shows is that people tend to... Read more »

Colorado’s Broad Economic Expansion To Continue In 2015, Says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:39

Contact: Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School, 303-492-3307 brian.lewandowski@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Dec. 8, 2014 With 2014 marking Colorado’s highest employment growth since the start of the 21st century, the state will continue to expand in 2015, adding a variety of jobs in almost every business sector, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Wobbekind’s announcement is part of the 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum to be presented Dec. 8 by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. The comprehensive outlook report for... Read more »

What's the Burden of Proof?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:06

A whistleblower wins $65 million for calling out DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., the kidney dialysis giant, for allegedly paying illegal kickbacks to physicians who referred patients to dialysis centers in which the physicians had an ownership stake. CESR Executive Director Mark Meaney weighs in on the issue of contractual ethics in BizWest 's article: "Whistleblower to get $65M in DaVita settlement." Read more here .Read more »

CU-Boulder Undergrad Real Estate Students Win Inaugural ICSC Real Estate Competition

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:51

Students from the undergraduate real estate programs at Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Denver competed in the inaugural ICSC Real Estate Competition Friday morning at the Leeds School of Business on the CU Boulder campus. The team of five undergraduate students from CU Boulder won a hard-fought contest with DU and CSU coming in second and third respectively. The competition required the teams to analyze a retail shopping center real estate investment including acquisition, financing, operations and disposition, and make recommendations to a panel of experienced industry judges. Teams were required to prepare financial... Read more »

Economic Outlook Forum to be Presented Dec. 8 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:16

Nov. 21, 2014 The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver. “In 1964, Dean William Baughn had the vision of a consensus forecast developed by our College of Business at the time, the business community and the state government,” said economist Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. “This year we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this partnership in service and outreach to the state of Colorado.” Media Contact: Elizabeth Lock CU-Boulder media... Read more »

Colorado Business Review, Issue 4, 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:34

Download The Colorado Business Review, Issue 4, 2014 Colorado’s Western Slope represents 38% of the state’s total square miles, including premier ski resorts, national monuments, and parks, yet only 10% of its population. The region is seeing an emergence of high-tech companies and growth in outdoor industry manufacturing companies. Read/Download the Colorado Business Review, Issue 4, 2014Read more »

BRD's Brian Lewandowski Quoted in Denver Post Jobs Report

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:36

Colorado unemployment drops to lowest mark since March 2008 By Howard Pankratz The Denver Post Alyssa McMahon, right, with the Allen Company, talks with Cody Cessna, left, 21, about opportunities at her company during the Youth Job Fair in Broomfield in February. ( Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera ) Unemployment in Colorado dropped to 4.3 percent in October and the state added 300 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. Colorado's unemployment rate was last so low in March 2008. Private sector payroll jobs decreased by 2,100 and government increased by 2,400. The... Read more »

Leeds School of Business Ranked Among Top MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:22

Colorado MBA programs ranked among nation's best by U.S. News - L. Wayne Hicks | Denver Business Journal Mar 11, 2014, 8:03am MDT Updated: Mar 11, 2014, 2:41pm MDT U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of college business master's degree programs, and the lists feature several Colorado schools. The University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business ranks No. 80 on U.S. News' overall roster of the nation's best graduate business programs. CU/Leeds is the highest-ranked Colorado program on the list, released Monday, and the only one in the top 100. Also listed among the best... Read more »

BRD Provides Analysis of Colorado October Jobs Report

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:28

The October jobs report was released for Colorado today, providing an indication of what to expect for the last quarter of 2014. According to the report, the state added 300 jobs for the month, and 60,800 jobs year-over-year in October. September was revised down by nearly 3,100 jobs. The state has recorded 36 months of consecutive monthly gains, and the unemployment rate, at 4.3%, is ninth lowest nationally. Growth in the labor force ranked ninth in percentage terms and seventh in absolute growth. Comparing Colorado job growth to other states, Colorado still remains one of the best recovery states in... Read more »

How do You Rationalize Your Little White Lies?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:30

“People cheat on their taxes, on their spouses, in sports and cards. They commit petty theft and other immoral acts when nobody is looking. People lie to friends and family, and justify these as harmless, ‘white’ lies,” states a recent Huffington Post article , “Breaking the Rules – And Feeling Good About It.” The article points out that we typically only hear about egregious breaches of ethical behavior, but it’s the smaller moral lapses that add up. A Warning "When we rationalize our white lies, we are unconsciously lying to ourselves. Rationalization provides us with a warning, often ignored. Yet,... Read more »


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