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A new study from University of Illinois business professor Ravi S. Gajendran says telecommuting is positively associated with improvement in two important employee measures: task-based performance and organizational citizenship behavior.

Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study finds

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2014

Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed by employees who work remotely.

Published Date: September 18, 2014


Workers in collective-bargaining states subsidize the low-wage model of employment in right-to-work states, says a new study co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.

Collective bargaining subsidizes low-wage work in some states

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 28, 2014

States with right-to-work laws “free ride” on the higher tax revenues generated by workers in collective bargaining states, says a new study from a University of Illinois labor expert.

Published Date: August 28, 2014


Although popular with the public, reforming the existing system of tax benefits to housing, including the ever-popular deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes, would likely make the housing market more efficient, says research co-written by David Albouy, a professor of economics at Illinois.

Research: Tax benefits for housing not as outsized as previously thought

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2014

New research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in urban economics indicates that tax benefits for housing, including the ever-popular mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction, are not as distortionary as previous research and some prominent critics suggest.

Published Date: August 20, 2014


Trial courts in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are more player-friendly than trial courts in all other circuits, which is bad news for the NCAA, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Expert: Give ex-players a slight edge in O'Bannon case

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:July 29, 2014

As the collegiate sports world awaits a federal judge’s ruling in O’Bannon v. NCAA, the sport’s governing body ought to be prepared to lose, as trial courts in the 9th Circuit are more “player-friendly” than trial courts in all other circuits, according to a statistical analysis from a University of Illinois expert in labor relations and collective bargaining in athletics.

Published Date: July 29, 2014


Self-focus plays an important role in how consumers make decisions, says new research from business professor Ravi Mehta.

'Big picture' thinking doesn't always lead people to indulge less, study says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:July 23, 2014

Self-focus plays an important role in how consumers make decisions, says new research from business professor Ravi Mehta.

Published Date: July 23, 2014