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  • Can Reflection Dislodge a Faulty Intuition?

    Sometimes our gut is right. But a new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Shane Frederick shows that when it’s not, the erroneous intuition can be difficult to overrid.

    An illustration of two women looking at a bat and ball, one with a lightbulb over her head and the other reflecting carefully on math
  • What We Get Wrong about the Effects of Population Growth

    New research co-authored by Professor Jason Dana finds that people over-focus on increased consumption without considering the positive effects of increased productivity.

    An illustration of bunches of grapes in which each grape is a human face
  • The Coming MAGA Assault on Capitalism

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that former president Trump and his followers have made no secret of their hostility to business or their plans to intervene in markets.

    People holding "Making America Great Again" signs at a Trump rally
  • Investors Reward Gender-Diverse Companies

    Advocates have long made the case that hiring more women is the right thing to do, and that gender diversity helps firms be more effective. New research from Yale SOM’s Jennifer Dannals suggests another reason for a gender-diverse workforce: investors love to see it.

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  • AI Can Write a More Believable Restaurant Review Than a Human Can

    Yale SOM’s Balázs Kovács used ChatGPT to write a series of Yelp-style reviews, as well as collecting real reviews from the site, and then asked human subjects to decide which was the real thing. They were more convinced of the authenticity of the AI-written reviews.

    A robot sitting at a table at a restaurant, writing a Yelp review on a smartphone
  • Use Russia’s Frozen Assets to Rebuild Ukraine

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Ambassadors John E. Herbst and William B. Taylor argue that $300 billion of frozen Russian assets in Western banks should be transferred to Ukraine to help reconstruct its devastated infrastructure.

    Emergency services workers at the site of a drone attack in February in Odesa, Ukraine. 
  • SEC Chair Gary Gensler on the Future of Systemic Risk in Financial Markets

    The SEC chair talked with Yale SOM’s Andrew Metrick about lessons in resilience following the Global Financial Crisis and a fast-approaching future where AI and quantum computing will deliver transformative, potentially destabilizing, impacts on the financial system.

    Gary Gensler testifying at a congressional hearing
  • Is Space Becoming the Next Front for War—and Traffic Jams?

    Satellites enable everyday tools like GPS and weather forecasts, and allow militaries to track troop movements and target weapons. But the most desirable orbits are increasingly crowded and vulnerable to attack. Jamie Morin, an expert in space defense and policy issues, explains how we avoid squandering this shared resource.

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  • How Shadow Banning Can Silently Shift Opinion Online

    In a new study, Yale SOM’s Tauhid Zaman and Yen-Shao Chen show how a social media platform can shift users’ positions or increase overall polarization by selectively muting and amplifying posts in ways that appear neutral to an outside observer.

    An illustration of shadowy figures moving among screens of phones and other devices
  • CEOs Invest Less in Corporate Social Responsibility When Their Own Money Is At Stake

    A study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Kelly Shue finds that when CEOs have a larger financial stake in their companies, or when they face stronger shareholder oversight, they cut back spending on corporate social responsibility efforts.

    An illustration of a CEO looking at stock prices and hesitating to write a check