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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What Sparked Your Research Idea? WSB Faculty Respond

February 27, 2020

“I’d say research ideas are inspired by curiosity. And then curiosity takes you places," says Fabio Gaertner as he talks about his work with CEO compensation. Four Wisconsin School of Business faculty share the process that comes long before publication.

Why the World's 'Superstar Cities' Are Not Sustainable

February 4, 2020

Long commutes and sky-high housing prices make what's known as "superstar cities" (think San Francisco, Manhattan, Singapore) out of reach for many would-be urban homeowners. WSB's Yongheng Deng explains why this is a global problem with potentially far-reaching consequences for all of us.

Own a House With a Mortgage? You Might Be Saving Less Than Non-Homeowners

November 8, 2019

You're a good saver: the proof is in your new home. Now, you figure, it should be easier than ever to put some money away, right? Not necessarily, says WSB's Abdullah Yavas, who shares new findings on mortgage debt, savings, and household consumption.

When Home Buyers Bid, Sellers Benefit

June 12, 2019

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

Anatomy of HQ2: A Discussion About Amazon, Subsidies, and Spin-Outs

April 23, 2019

In a panel facilitated by Jonathan O'Connell, a Washington Post reporter and WSB's Business Writer in Residence, WSB faculty members discuss the pros, cons, and complications of Amazon's aborted move to New York City.

Why Giving the Green Light to Retail Marijuana May Mean Higher House Values

December 11, 2017

On January 1, 2014, it became legal to sell retail marijuana in the state of Colorado. This legislation meant that medical marijuana dispensaries, in operation since 2000 as a result of the state’s Amendment 20, …

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