The College of Business at the University of Illinois is home to many renowned business scholars, whose research is on the cutting edge of business and management thinking.
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|How Unintended Consequences Impact Business||Lawrence DeBrock, PhD
Lakonishok Endowed Dean, College of Business
|Professor DeBrock, a professor of economics, is the recipient of some 12 outstanding faculty awards at the College of Business. He teaches courses in introductory microeconomics and industrial competition and monopoly. Among his research interests is the economics of sports.|
|What It Will Take to Save Social Security||Jeffrey
William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and Director of Center for Business & Public Policy
|Professor Brown is a former senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Currently, he is a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research and teaches insurance and corporate finance.|
|What Investors Need to Know About Changes in Corporate Dividend Policy||David
Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for Executive Programs
|The winner of numerous awards for academic research, Professor Ikenberry is an authority on investments and corporate finance. He also is cofounder of the National Forum on Corporate Finance, a group that brings corporate CFOs and treasurers together with leading academic researchers.|
|How Marketing Remade the Modern Wedding||Cele Otnes,
Investors in Business Education Professor and Director, Illinois Summer Management Institute
|Author of the recently released Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding, (University of California Press, 2003), Professor Otnes is an authority on ritual-based consumer behavior and how advertising and marketing shape those rituals. She currently teaches retailing, marketing management and promotions.|
|Are Enron-Inspired Accounting Reforms Working?||Ira
Professor of Accountancy and Department Head and R. C. Evans Chair of Accountancyy
|Professor Solomon, a pioneer in the effort to modernize accounting education, led the re-engineering of the College's accountancy curriculum now being emulated by other business schools. He also is managing director-academic of the KPMG/University of Illinois Business Measurement Case Development & Research Program.|