Wisconsin School of Business faculty members achieve global recognition for their groundbreaking research. Read about their findings, which provide answers to important questions and deliver key business insights.

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The Case for Settling: Sell Your Life Insurance, Live Longer

October 11, 2019

In the life settlements market, policyholders can legally sell their life insurance policies to a third party—often while withholding private information on their health status—and use the money to make the remainder of their lives more enjoyable. WSB's Daniel Bauer explains more about this lesser-known segment of the larger insurance market.

Why Deep Learning May Hold the Key for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

October 7, 2019

Why do so many nascent entrepreneurial ventures end up failing? It may have a lot to do with the learning process, says WSB's Hart Posen. His new research looks at the value of understanding learning as a continuum with many junctures and how deep learning in one area can transfer to an entrepreneur's next venture.

Fee Regulation for Financial Advisors: How Will It Affect Clients?

September 13, 2019

Does fee regulation for financial advisors have any real impact on the welfare of their clients? Associate Professor Briana Chang explains.

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Why Accounting and Tax Are Important Considerations in M&A Transactions

September 11, 2019

From due diligence failure to trade-offs between tax and financial reporting benefits, Associate Professor Daniel Wangerin explains some of the key takeaways from his research on accounting, tax, and M&A transactions.

Connecting Ecology and Business: A Q&A with WSB’s Michael Hernke

August 13, 2019

WSB sat down with Michael Hernke to discuss the relationships among ecology, environmental studies, and business, and his new article on elevated carbon dioxide levels.

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The Power of Choice: What WSB Research Says About Decision-Making

July 31, 2019

When it comes to making choices, there’s no shortage of popular advice out there. WSB faculty have looked at the nature of choice and how we go about making decisions big and small.

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