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.

WSB Faculty Debate Retail's New Reality

May 13, 2019

Are we witnessing a retail apocalypse or a retail rebirth? Washington Post reporter and WSB's Business Writer in Residence Jonathan O'Connell facilitates as faculty share insights and expertise on where the retail industry is today and where it may be headed.

Against the Conventional Wisdom: Why Firms Choose Secured Debt During Turbulent Times

August 21, 2017

For most families, purchasing their own home remains a symbol of the American Dream as well as the biggest monetary commitment they will ever make. Taking out mortgage debt is usually considered a solid financial …

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