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Excellence Around the Globe: The 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Faculty Digest
Top Price Doesn't Mean Top Value

Where Smart Women Meet

Capital Ideas: Battle Tactics

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Excellence Around the Globe: The 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awards
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Kateryna Yushchenko, ’86, Distinguished Public Service/Public Sector Alumni Award
Thomas Ricketts, ’93, Distinguished Young Alumni Achievement Award
Kathryn Gould, ’78, Distinguished Entrepreneurial Alumni Award
Jaime Chico Pardo, ’74, Distinguished Corporate Alumni Award
By Patricia Houlihan

Faculty Digest (PDF)
Top Price Doesn't Mean Top Value
Whether it’s drafting an NFL player, ordering a bottle of wine, or hiring a new CEO to head your company, paying top dollar won’t ensure getting top value, according to Richard Thaler, Robert P. Gwinn Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics. "In a lot of markets, the price for buying the ‘very best’ goes up very steeply with small increases in quality," he said.
By Patricia Houlihan with Anthony Ruth
Where Smart Women Meet(PDF)
A whole generation has passed since the 1970s, when a woman in an office was presumed to be a secretary. Now Chicago GSB alumnae hold senior positions at firms around the world. So why are they still drawn to the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group 25 years after it was created?
By Patricia Houlihan
Capital Ideas: Battle Tactics (PDF)
Why has the war on drugs proven so difficult to win? Recent research suggests the answer lies in the basic economics of the market for illegal drugs.

By Jessamine Chan
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