blog postsBusiness2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract is availableJan 24, 2001 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The 2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract has been completed by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Illinois.Expert ViewpointsBusiness2012: Still seeking solutions on gambling, pensions, economyJan 17, 2012 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public AffairsBusiness24-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic saysSep 10, 2013 9:00 am221 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casinos in the state of Illinois want to keep their roulette wheels spinning 24 hours a day, but a leading national gambling critic warns that round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the Land of Lincoln.BusinessA billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research showsFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am191 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.BusinessLawAbsentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar saysApr 13, 2006 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rising popularity of absentee voting, especially the use of "no-excuse" absentee ballots, poses a risk of vote tampering and election fraud, a University of Illinois legal scholar argues.Expert ViewpointsBusinessA change to benefits policy for same-sex married federal employeesOct 1, 2013 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... law professor Sean M. Anderson BusinessLawActive self-defense strategy best deterrent against cyber-attacksJun 27, 2011 9:00 am83 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the threats of cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare looming over our hyper-connected world, the best defense for the U.S. might be a good offense, says new research by a University of Illinois expert in technology and legal issues.Expert ViewpointsBusinessActivist shareholders' impact on corporate AmericaMar 17, 2006 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of BusinessExpert ViewpointsBusinessAfter delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama?Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relationsBusinessLawAgricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at IllinoisMar 29, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genetically modified organisms and their relationship to intellectual property rights will be the topic of a conference at the University of Illinois.BusinessLawAirfares could rise if Delta-Northwest deal spawns more mergers, expert saysApr 17, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A proposed merger of Delta and Northwest airlines likely won't drive up the cost of flying, but that could change if the deal sparks a flurry of consolidation among U.S. air carriers, a University of Illinois business professor says.BusinessAirline overbooking policy well known and so, too, should be its creatorAug 3, 2009 9:00 am2053 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thirty years ago, U.S. airlines stopped arbitrarily grounding passengers on overbooked flights, instead offering rewards if travelers give up seats to make room for hurried fliers who need to touch down on time.BusinessLawAnother bailout? Government pension insurer could be next, expert saysOct 15, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Another multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout could lie ahead, this time to rescue a cash-strapped government program that insures pensions of 44 million American workers and retirees, a University of Illinois finance professor warns.BusinessLawAnti-business movies reflect makers' dislike of bosses who control filmsOct 20, 2004 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why do moviemakers seem to delight in raking big business over the coals, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign asks.BusinessAgricultureLawApologies may fuel settlement of legal disputes, study saysJun 2, 2010 9:00 am414 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Apologies may be good for more than just the soul, according to research by a University of Illinois professor of law and of psychology.BusinessAric Rindfleisch appointed head of business administrationFeb 28, 2012 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aric Rindfleisch has been appointed head of the department of business administration and the J.M. Jones Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.BusinessLawA second round of tax rebates likely, U. of I. economist saysNov 3, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Taxpayers may be in store for another windfall next year as the federal government tries to prop up an economy that could be spiraling toward its deepest recession in nearly three decades, a University of Illinois economist predicts.Expert ViewpointsAgricultureBusinessAs more corn is used for ethanol, how will we make up for lost food production?Mar 14, 2008 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economicsBusinessLawAssistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury to speak TuesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard H. Clarida, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, will give a lecture on "The United States in the World Economy" Tuesday (Nov. 19) at the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.BusinessLawAttack on corporate crime has thrown justice out of whack, legal expert saysJun 16, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A legal assault on corporate fraud has turned justice upside down, putting company executives at too much risk while leaving shareholders out in the cold, according to a University of Illinois law professor.BusinessAugust flash index of economic growth holds steady at July readingSep 3, 2002 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Index remained flat for the month of August with the same 95.4 reading of July.BusinessAward-winning professor named dean of U. of I. College of LawJan 9, 2009 9:00 am75 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bruce P. Smith, a noted legal historian and award-winning University of Illinois law professor, has been named dean of the university's College of Law, pending approval by U. of I. trustees at their Jan. 15 meeting in Chicago.BusinessLawBailout will avert long, deep economic downturn, U. of I. economist saysOct 3, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A massive Wall Street bailout won't stave off a recession, but will ease a creeping economic meltdown that threatened to slice into jobs, retirement savings and access to credit across the country, a University of Illinois economist says.BusinessLawBankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar saysOct 9, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bankruptcy filings by American households are likely to return to the levels they were at before Congress passed a law last year aimed at curbing "abusive" filings, a statistical study by a University of Illinois expert indicates.BusinessLawBankruptcy reforms aimed at curbing filings may wind up increasing themOct 24, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If history is any guide, last year's changes to the bankruptcy law aimed at reducing individual bankruptcy filings may have the opposite effect - a long-term surge in personal filings, according to a study by a University of Illinois expert.BusinessLawBan on betting would boost ailing economy, gambling critic saysSep 23, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should resurrect the nationwide gambling ban that existed through most of the 20th century to help soothe a fragile U.S. economy shaken by the worst credit and financial crisis in decades, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says.BusinessLawBaseball's record book could be next victim of steroid report, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Major League Baseball's record book will likely come under fire in the wake of a long-awaited report released today linking Roger Clemens and other superstars to performance-enhancing drugs, a University of Illinois law and labor expert says.BusinessLawBattered women who kill in non-beating situation have self-defense rightAug 15, 2005 9:00 am181 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Answering critics of the "battered woman syndrome," a University of Illinois expert argues that the claims made by victims of domestic violence are a legitimate extension of the longstanding rules of self-defense.BusinessBaum Lecture on civil liberties, civil rights to be given Oct. 3Sep 26, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Dorothy E. Roberts, a professor at Northwestern University School of Law, will deliver this years annual David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.BusinessBenefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study findsSep 18, 2014 9:00 am540 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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.Expert ViewpointsBusinessBest case/worst case scenarios in the debt ceiling debateFeb 2, 2010 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... banking expert George PennacchiExpert ViewpointsBusinessBest case/worst case scenarios in the debt ceiling debateJul 29, 2011 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... finance professor George PennacchiBusinessBetter police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar saysNov 11, 2013 9:00 am180 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal investigations, but it also creates the opportunity for abuse and misuse, a University of Illinois expert in criminal law and information privacy says.EducationBusinessHealthSocial SciencesBeyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classroomsFeb 4, 2016 1:45 pm1227 views The Super Bowl will feature car ads, beer ads, food ads – but probably none for carrots. Most food ads, game time or anytime, are pitching less-healthy fare. Kids are often the target. Do they understand what an ad is? Who made it and why? Advertising professor Michelle Nelson worked with an Illinois school district to develop an advertising literacy curriculum that also promotes healthy eating. BusinessLawBig changes loom if high gas prices hold, U. of I. expert saysMay 28, 2008 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Americans' usual fuel-saving shortcuts could give way to dramatic changes affecting the nation's auto, housing and even job markets if gasoline prices stay at record highs nearing an average $4 a gallon nationwide, a University of Illinois economic expert says.Business'Big picture' thinking doesn't always lead people to indulge less, study saysJul 23, 2014 9:00 am47 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Buy the latest electronic gizmo du jour, or use that money to fix a leaky roof? Go out with friends, or stay home to catch-up on work to meet that looming deadline? And after you've finished that big project, do you treat yourself to a slice of chocolate cake or settle for a piece of fruit?BusinessBiofuel mandates would make corn shortfall costly, experts sayMar 24, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates, a new University of Illinois study warns.BusinessLawBiomass industry needs to prepare for water constraintsFeb 27, 2014 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The viability of the bioenergy crops industry could be strengthened by regulatory efforts to address nonpoint source pollution from agricultural sources. That, in turn, means that the industry should be strategic in developing metrics that measure the ability to enact positive changes in agricultural landscapes, particularly through second-generation perennial crops, according to a paper by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law.BusinessLife SciencesBiotech pioneer to discuss turning innovations into businessesMar 9, 2010 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The founder of a global company that helps turn breakthrough ideas in biotechnology into moneymaking businesses will speak this week at the University of Illinois.BusinessLaw'Black Monday' anniversary a reminder of stock market's inherent risksOct 16, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 20th anniversary of Wall Street's historic "Black Monday" collapse is a good reminder that the lure of investment riches comes with equally dramatic risks, a University of Illinois stock market expert says.BusinessLawBoards that oversee human-subject research need overhaulNov 9, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University Institutional Review Boards, which oversee research involving human subjects, need to be revamped to avoid the "mission creep" that is threatening academic freedom and restricting research on the nation's campuses, according to a report by University of Illinois researchers and scholars.Campus LifeBusinessSocial SciencesBook Corner: A look at how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-beingDec 17, 2015 9:00 am435 views A new book looks at aspects of how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being. “SNAP Matters” includes a chapter on obesity by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen, one of the book’s editors.Campus LifeBusinessbook corner: Book aids tax schools across the United StatesOct 16, 2003 9:00 am4 views The “University of Illinois Tax Workbook,” used by tax schools in 17 states (including Illinois), has been published at the UI since 1965. Originally called the Farm Income Tax Workbook, the book is created annually by staff members in the UI Tax School Program (in the UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) and Facilities and Services’ Printing Department.BusinessBook on landmark labor conflict earns national awardsMay 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that provides an insider's look at a touchstone U.S. labor conflict has earned two national awards.Expert ViewpointsBusinessBrazil's rising economic power and what it means to the U.S.Jan 17, 2012 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Werner Baer, a professor of economicsBusinessBrown elected to national insurance association boardJun 9, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown has been elected to the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association.BusinessBusiness culture steers flow of ideas, study saysFeb 22, 2010 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The business culture that companies emphasize has an effect on new product ideas that bubble back up from the workforce, a University of Illinois marketing study found.BusinessHumanitiesLawBusiness law expert: Legal education must respond to market forcesApr 25, 2011 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dire predictions of impending doom for the future of legal education should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, says a University of Illinois business law expert.BusinessBusiness professor creates 'College for a Day' program for local youthNov 11, 2011 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A program established by a University of Illinois business professor looks to generate interest in higher education for underrepresented local high school students.BusinessLaw‘Cadillac tax’ may precipitate wholesale changes to employer-provided health care insuranceDec 12, 2016 9:00 am575 views Even if the Affordable Care Act is ultimately repealed, the law’s so-called “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health care plans has already affected employers’ health insurance offerings, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.