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Longer-run local temperature fluctuations are significant predictors of beliefs about the occurrence of global warming, according to a paper by Tatyana Deryugina, a professor of finance in the College of Business.

Study: Climate change beliefs more influenced by long-term temperature fluctuations

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2014

In spite of the broad scientific consensus about its existence, global warming remains a contentious public policy issue. Yet it’s also an issue that requires a public consensus to support policies that might curb or counteract it.

Published Date: October 30, 2014


Economists Daniel A. Dias and Christine Richmond say increasing resource misallocation in Portugal contributed to at least 15 years of sluggish economic growth, a finding that could explain the lackluster performance of other European Union countries in the lead-up to the eurozone crisis of 2009.

Paper: Resource misallocation contributed to prolonged economic slump in Portugal

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 27, 2014

A new paper co-authored by a pair of University of Illinois economists says increasing resource misallocation in Portugal contributed to at least 15 years of sluggish economic growth – a conclusion that also could explain the poor economic performance of similar peripheral European Union countries in the lead-up to the eurozone crisis of 2009.

Published Date: October 27, 2014


Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to research from W. Brooke Elliott, the Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

Less-numerate investors swayed by style, presentation effects of corporate responsibility reports

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 20, 2014

Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company. But according to new research from a University of Illinois expert in financial reporting and financial statement analysis, less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects of the reports, potentially leading them to make unintended judgments about the company.

Published Date: October 20, 2014


Bev Wilson, a professor in urban and regional planning, has studied whether ethnicity affects annexation decisions.

Illinois professors find that ethnicity doesn't appear to affect annexation decisions like race does

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 30, 2014

In the American South, race has been shown in numerous studies to play a role in municipal annexation decisions: predominantly white municipalities were less likely to extend the city limits to include adjacent areas with a higher percentage of African-American residents, according to prior studies. But how are annexation decisions made in the Midwest, where an increase in immigration has resulted in an uptick in the Hispanic population? That’s the question two University of Illinois researchers set out to answer.

Published Date: September 30, 2014


Academic research associations should found their own nonprofit journals to avoid the substantially higher subscription rates of commercial publishers, says U. of I. finance professor Don Fullerton.

Expert: Academic journals should adopt nonprofit publishing model

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 29, 2014

Academic research associations should found their own nonprofit journals to avoid the substantially higher subscription rates of commercial publishers, says U. of I. finance professor Don Fullerton.

Published Date: September 29, 2014