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.

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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.

Let the Dog Decide: WSB’s Justin Sydnor Talks Behavior Change on Freakonomics Radio

June 24, 2019

WSB's Justin Sydnor shared his expertise on decision-making and health care insurance during a recent broadcast of Freakonomics Radio.

Accountable to Whom? Defining Corporate Responsibility in the Social Media Era

May 3, 2019

Social media is both a boon and a hazard for firms, whose every move is now magnified by consumer followers on various social platforms. In a forum facilitated by Jonathan O’Connell, a Washington Post reporter and WSB’s Business Writer in Residence, WSB faculty discuss to what degree, if any, firms must be publicly accountable.

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Research Roundup: WSB's Department of Risk and Insurance

January 31, 2019

Takeaways from recent research by faculty in the Department of Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business.

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Video: Associate Professor Justin Sydnor on Choosing the Best Value in a Health Plan

January 24, 2019

Associate Professor Justin Sydnor's research explores how many people end up choosing a health plan that doesn’t provide the best economic value.

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