Excellence in research defines what and how we teach, enriches our exchange with industry and policy leaders, and opens unique partnership opportunities among our community. We invite you to learn more about the people, research, and innovation at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Professor Joan Schmit
Professor Joan Schmit
Helping Faculty Succeed

Joan Schmit Earns Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Joan Schmit, professor of risk and insurance, is honored for her work in helping female faculty reach their highest potential at the UW–Madison.

Learn more about this honor

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Sharing Expertise

Justin Sydnor Talks Behavior Change on Freakonomics Radio

Justin Sydnor shared his expertise on decision-making and health care insurance on the popular Freakonomics Radio podcast.

Hear the podcast

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Awarding Excellence

WSB's Karla Zehms Receives American Accounting Association's Best Paper Award

Zehms' research examines the role of client reputation in auditor-client matching.

Read about Zehms' award

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Informing Industry

When Home Buyers Bid, Sellers Benefit

Alina Arefeva explores how engaging in bidding wars during the home buying process can increase competition and bolster a home’s selling price.

See details of her findings

Areas of Expertise

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Academic Departments

Our faculty collaborate within seven areas of study to perform innovative research and support a wide range of degree options, majors, and course offerings for students.

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Centers and Initiatives

The Knowledge Centers and Initiatives at the Wisconsin School of Business are integral to our mission of providing an exceptional educational experience and access to research excellence.

Forward Thinking Blog

Get to know our faculty and learn about their innovative approaches to teaching and research.


Wisconsin School of Business Newsroom

Press releases, student blogs, publications, social networking, and the latest school news.


Faculty Directory

Find profiles and contact information for faculty and instructors at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Faculty Editors

Wisconsin School of Business faculty serve as editors of a wide range of academic journals.

Named Chairs and Professorships

Donations allow us to attract and retain the very highest quality scholars.