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CU Honors Leeds Dean, ‘An Incredible Mentor and Advisor,’ with Excellence in Leadership Award

March 26, 2022

Matusik recognized for the vision and leadership she’s brought to the business school at CU Boulder​. Dean Sharon Matusik, right, listens as Todd Saliman, president of the University of Colorado, recognizes her as the winner of the Excellence in Leadership Award. ‘You’ve made the Leeds School into an amazing place...

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Data is a Disruptor in Business. Researcher Says B-Schools Will Be Next

March 14, 2022

CDO Magazine names Leeds professor among the world’s most influential academic leaders in analytics. 'It's fun to see who else is trying to redesign education in analytics and data,' Kai Larsen says. Larsen was recently named to CDO Magazine's list of the world's most influential academic leaders. When we talk...

Yonca Ertimur poses for a portrait in the new Rustandy Building at CU Boulder.

Journal Juggernaut: With Three Editorial Appointments, Ertimur Becoming a Force for Faculty

Feb. 10, 2022

Heightened visibility and important insights offer invaluable guidance for Leeds’ research-active professors.​ Anyone looking for tips on how to improve productivity needs to get on Yonca Ertimur’s calendar. As senior associate dean for faculty and research and Tandean Rustandy esteemed professor, Ertimur has a full portfolio of responsibilities that include...

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The Financial Dangers Lurking in Echo Chambers

Nov. 15, 2021

Confirmation bias on social media is nothing new in politics and news. New research shows it's a challenge in investing, too. As ongoing revelations about Facebook’s algorithm are showing, social media’s ability to shape our attitudes by steering users into echo chambers is raising questions about our national discourse and...

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Ticket Masters: Researchers Want Analytics to Move From the Field to the Box Office

Oct. 27, 2021

As stadiums and arenas reopen, struggling teams are losing revenue by not introducing data-driven pricing for ticket sales. Advanced stats like WAR and WOWY have changed how coaches and managers evaluate the talent on their teams. Now, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business wants...

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For Investors Who Miss Their Retirement Targets, Fees in TDFs May Be to Blame

Oct. 8, 2021

Leeds research finds target-date fund sponsors overcharged investors by $30 billion from 2008 to 2019. If, in 2006, you had put $1 million into one of the nation’s largest target-date funds, that investment today would be worth about $2.2 million. Not a bad return, right? But TDFs have substantial fees...

Gloria Urrea Wins Best Humanitarian Paper Award

Gloria Urrea Wins Best Humanitarian Paper Award

Sept. 19, 2021

Virtual volunteers help organizations make social impact through the use of online volunteering platforms, scarcely studied until now. After decades under the radar, the practice of online volunteering really hit its stride with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before COVID, most people thought of volunteering as giving their time...

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Investors: Don't Be Clueless About Hubris

Sept. 7, 2021

Confident you can beat the market? New research warns against trusting your memories of past trades. Investors' memories of past performance are positively biased, according to a new research paper co-authored by Philip Fernbach, professor of marketing and co-director of the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making in...

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Behind the Blank Checks: Leeds Research Takes a Crack at SPACs

Aug. 25, 2021

A study of the language used in disclosures and the role of celebrity investors shines light on obscure financial instrument. Want to see a doubles match with André Agassi and Steffi Graf as teammates? You could get an invite to their Las Vegas home—but your better bet is to read...

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Cookies Are Crumbling. Targeted Marketing is Not. What Does It Mean for Digital Privacy?

June 21, 2021

A Leeds professor’s research looks at the challenges of online regulation in balancing consumer rights and market fairness. On the internet, cookies are crumbling as mainstream web browsers look to phase out the third-party tracking codes that have given rise to targeted digital advertising. But consumers shouldn’t feel like firms...