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Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance, has been named the 10th dean of the College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of Business

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 30, 2015

Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 23 meeting in Chicago.

Published Date: June 30, 2015


Companies often overlook the value of the comings and goings of their competitors ex-employees, says new research co-written by business administration professor Deepak Somaya.

For competitive edge, keep an eye on competition's ex-employees

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 11, 2015

Business administration professor Deepak Somaya says even when companies are sophisticated about how to generate and capture value from their former employees, they overlook the value of competitive intelligence on their competitors’ alumni and how those ex-employees might, in turn, affect their bottom line.

Published Date: May 11, 2015


The new online MBA degree will democratize access to the coveted graduate degree, said Larry DeBrock, the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean of the College of Business.

Online MBA degree coming to U. of I.'s College of Business

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 5, 2015

The University of Illinois College of Business will launch an online-only Master of Business Administration degree program, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Published Date: May 5, 2015


A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the U. of I.

Public employee pensions continue to lose out to gambling giveaways, expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2015

A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns.

Published Date: March 24, 2015


Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important lever of influence, says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Study: Economic benefits of medical innovation undervalued

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 19, 2015

Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important “lever of influence,” says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Published Date: March 19, 2015