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Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives

Competition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study by a University of Arkansas economist. Raja Kali, professor of economics in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and colleagues at HEC Montreal, a business school in Canada, examined the performance of elite U.S. golfers between 2006 and 2012 and found that players underperformed when trying to qualify for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, which does not compensate them for participating. The findings, published in the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, challenge historical findings...

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Pay Transparency: Walton College Professor Studies How, When It Works

The work I do provides many opportunities to learn new words, but what I really enjoy is being introduced to a word that immediately explains a concept or phenomenon that everyone knows about and yet doesn’t have a word for. It happens almost every time I start a new project. The most recent example is “transparency,” a word I associate with openness or ethical practices or behavior in government and business. In a study published in Strategic Management Journal and discussed recently in the Harvard Business Review, Jason Ridge, assistant professor of management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and co-authors Aaron...

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Research Shows Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in Congress

From 2005 to 2010, the average S&P 500 firm had seven members of Congress who owned stock in the firm, and some companies had closer to 100 members owning stock, according to a new study co-authored by a management professor at the University of Arkansas. The study also found that firms in which a greater percentage of lawmakers invest in a given year performed significantly better the subsequent year. “Each percentage of congressional membership owning stock was worth about a 1 percent improvement in return on assets,” said Jason Ridge, assistant professor of management in Sam M. Walton College...

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Developing a Stress Test for Community Banks

https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/210/2017/01/Tim-Yeager-final-episode-2.mp3   Short Talks From The Hill” is a new podcast highlighting research and scholarly work across the University of Arkansas campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. In this episode, the second in a two-part series, Tim Yeager, professor of Finance in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, discusses a stress test he developed for community banks. Matt McGowan: Hello, and welcome to Short Talks from the Hill.  A new podcast from the University of Arkansas.  My name is Matt McGowan.  In this episode, the second in a two-part series, Tim Yeager, professor...

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Tim Yeager Discusses The Federal Reserve and the Housing and Credit Crises

https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/210/2017/01/Tim-Yeager-final-episode-1.mp3   Short Talks From The Hill” is a new podcast highlighting research and scholarly work across the University of Arkansas campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. In this episode, the first in a two-part series, Tim Yeager, professor of Finance in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, discusses the Federal Reserve, where he worked for many years, and the housing and credit crises. Matt McGowan: Hello, and welcome to Short Talks From The Hill, a new podcast from the University of Arkansas. My name is Matt McGowan. In this episode, the first...

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