• How Financial Analysts Stifle Innovation


    Any number of things can affect a company’s ability to innovate: talent, commitment, luck and funding all play big roles. But new research from the University of Georgia shows that one factor outside a company has dramatic effects on its creativity: financial analysts.

  • William Lastrapes

    The Collateral Effect


    When Texas policymakers rethought their state’s outdated ideas on home foreclosures, they also shed light on new ways to understand how housing markets affect the overall economy.

  • Where the Boys Aren’t


    Why do girls get better grades in elementary school than boys—even when they perform worse on standardized tests? New research from Terry helps explain the gender disparities that exist in our classrooms.

  • Berrak Bahadir

    Is Credit a Good Thing?


    Economics professor Berrak Bahadir’s research shows that if banks have enough credit information on borrowers it can mitigate the potential for a banking crisis.

  • Health Economics

    Health Economics


    By bringing in three, new health-economics researchers to the faculty, the Terry College makes a major commitment to an area of national concern.

  • Jane Thayer

    Getting Too Emotionally Invested


    Financial markets move faster than ever, but Thayer's research shows investment decisions are still undermined by the same old biases of human emotions.

  • Nathaniel Grow

    In Defense of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption


    Nathaniel Grow argues in his award-winning paper that Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption hasn’t led it to behave much differently than other pro sports leagues that don’t operate as unregulated monopolies.

  • Michael Pfarrer

    Reputation or Celebrity? A Firm Choice


    In a study of intangible assets, Michael Pfarrer’s research asks whether a company’s strong reputation or celebrity status helps or hurts the market’s reaction when it makes a surprise announcement about earnings.

  • Tao Shu

    The Dark Side of Financial Markets


    Tao Shu and his colleagues employed exhaustive research methods to look for evidence of insider trading in six years of data on each trade of NASDAQ stock and found the misuse of information seems to be very rare.

  • Rob Hoyt

    Catastrophe Securitization: A Value-added Proposition


    Catastrophe securitization is a viable alternative to insurance because it helps spread risk, saves companies from potential financial ruin, and even provides corporations and qualified investors a low risk security with a favorable return on their investment — a winning proposition for all.