Shopping bag.

Why simple products aren’t always the best purchases

June 26, 2024

Consumers often put a premium on simplicity, but that strategy can backfire, found a new study co-authored by Professor Philip Fernbach.

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When economies falter, governors respond similarly, regardless of party

June 26, 2024

A new paper, coauthored by Associate Professor Andrew Philips, suggests partisan divide shrinks among governors who are responding to economic downturns.

Author Susan Averett and her book cover 'Disparate Measures'

For some women, STEM may not be the great equalizer

June 18, 2024

In a newly published book, “Disparate Measures,” 鶹Ѱeconomics alumna Susan Averett analyzes whether STEM fields offer an equal path to prosperity for all women.

Pumping gas.

Why gas prices could spike in Colorado this summer

June 17, 2024

Global trends and federally mandated reformulated gas are two factors that may push gas prices up. Sanjai Bhagat, a finance professor in the Leeds School of Business, gives his take.

Man looking at stocks on a computer screen.

Celebrity-backed SPACs: Smart investments or star-studded flops?

May 21, 2024

鶹Ѱresearchers studied why investors buy into “blank check” companies that deliver few disclosures and often lackluster performance. One example of a SPAC is Donald Trump’s Truth Social, which went public in March.

Researcher in a lab

Venture Partners report highlights growing innovation pipeline, national recognition

April 25, 2024

The campus’s commercialization arm, Venture Partners at 鶹ѰBoulder, supports a groundbreaking pipeline translating research into real-world impact, as highlighted in its 2023 annual report.

Pesos and dollars

US labor market can affect ‘people who are not even here’

April 25, 2024

A recently published paper co-authored by Brian Cadena finds deep connections between the U.S. and Mexican economies.

Signing a contract.

Goodbye to noncompete agreements? What the FTC ruling could mean for workers, businesses

April 25, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission decision means employees would have more freedom to job hop while companies may invest less in training, according to a 鶹Ѱresearcher.

Leeds School of Business building with Flatirons in the background

Working with Colorado, for Colorado—and its future

April 17, 2024

To contribute to the state’s economic prosperity and thriving business community, the Business Research Division makes a deliberate effort to provide every sector with the tools they need to be successful.

Watching a movie.

So bad it’s good: Why consumers love the worst entertainment

April 17, 2024

New research explores the reasons we can’t resist terrible movies, TV shows and more.