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An influx of aid to war-torn countries can actually exacerbate violent conflicts, says new research co-written by Benjamin Crost, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

Paper: Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2015

Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development economics concludes that large-scale foreign aid programs can backfire and actually exacerbate violence in some long-running conflicts.

Published Date: March 5, 2015


A new book co-edited by U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown examines the profound effect the financial shocks of the last decade had on higher education.

New book explores Great Recession's impact on higher education

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 20, 2015

No sector of the economy was left unscathed in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009 but whose aftereffects continue to linger today.

Published Date: February 20, 2015


Clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families, says a new study co-written by Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor.

Changes in work, family demands affect body mass index of dual-income earners

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2015

A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families.

Published Date: February 18, 2015


It's increasingly important for educators to understand how mobile technology such as touch-screen tablets can enhance learning instead of being classroom distractions, says Dilip Chhajed, a professor of business administration at Illinois and co-author of new research from a team of University of Illinois experts in business and e-learning.

Research: Tablet computers good medium for educational materials

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 21, 2015

Despite being more commonly thought of as a device designed for the passive consumption of content, touch-screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting – and not just as a mere e-reader or laptop replacement, according to new research from a team of University of Illinois experts in business and e-learning.

Published Date: January 21, 2015


The depreciation of organizational knowledge can mute the effects of a company's quality performance initiatives, says research co-authored by Anupam Agrawal, a professor of business administration at Illinois.

Research: 'Organizational forgetting' erodes quality gains in supply chains

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 20, 2015

Just like physical assets, a company’s organizational knowledge can depreciate over time. According to a paper co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management, “organizational depreciation” can mute the effects of a company’s quality performance initiatives, suggesting that mitigating those effects is essential to sustaining and enhancing quality performance in supply chains.

Published Date: January 20, 2015