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Mutual funds are more likely to oppose a firms management when they are 'locked-in' to a position that would otherwise trigger a capital gains tax for their investors, says research co-written by Scott Weisbenner, the James F. Towey Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

Capital gains tax 'locks in' investors, increases likelihood of opposition to fund management

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2014

Mutual funds are more likely to oppose a firm’s management when they are "locked-in" to a position that would otherwise trigger a capital gains tax for their investors, says research co-written by Scott Weisbenner, the James F. Towey Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

Published Date: April 21, 2014


A labor dispute serves the NCAAs interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the NCAA millions of dollars in monetary damages, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Labor relations expert: NCAA prefers labor strife to an antitrust lawsuit

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2014

A labor dispute serves the NCAA’s interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the NCAA millions of dollars in monetary damages, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Published Date: April 7, 2014


Raising the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 per hour would stimulate the state economy but not have much of an effect on employment, according to a new study co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.

Paper: Raise state minimum wage to stimulate Illinois economy

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 19, 2014

Raising the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 per hour would stimulate the state economy but not have much of an effect on employment, according to a new study co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.

Published Date: March 19, 2014


Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.

Swing voters hold more sway over candidates on economic issues

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 19, 2014

Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.

Published Date: March 19, 2014


Madhu Viswanathan, the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at Illinois, is the author of Subsistence Marketplaces, an e-book that focuses on the intersection of poverty and marketplaces.

New e-book explores intersection of poverty and the marketplace

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2014

Madhu Viswanathan, the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at Illinois, is the author of “Subsistence Marketplaces,” an e-book that focuses on the intersection of poverty and marketplaces.

Published Date: February 27, 2014