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New Venture Challenge: The Competitive Edge

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Kroszner Takes a Chicago Approach to the Fed

How Food Banks Came to Love The Free Market

RX for Pharmaceutical Marketing

Should the Purchase and Sale of Organs for Transplant Surgery be Permitted?

What Does It Take to be An Entrepreneur?

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New Venture Challenge:
The Competitive Edge
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When Chicago GSB students competed in the Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge in May, it marked the 10th year for the annual business plan competition, which has launched 25 new companies that have drawn more than $50 million in funding.
By Patricia Houlihan

Faculty Digest (PDF)
Kroszner Takes a Chicago Approach to the Fed
Professor of economics Randall Kroszner heads to Washington DC to join the Federal Reserve. Plus: Nicholas Epley on Why E-mail May Not Get You �Heard.�
ByAnthony Ruth, Patricia Houlihan, and Lisa Mayer
How Food Banks Came to Love The Free Market (PDF)
On November 11, Quaker gave 20,780 pounds of surplus cereal bars to America�s Second Harvest, the nation�s food bank network, which distributes such donations daily to nonprofit agencies that feed the hungry.
By Patricia Houlihan
RX for Pharmaceutical Marketing (PDF)
Marketing is a high-stakes proposition in the pharmaceutical industry, with billions of dollars spent annually to promote new drugs. Is the spending effective? Associate professor of marketing Puneet Manchanda has mined industry statistics to find out.

By Patricia Houlihan
Should the Purchase and Sale of Organs for Transplant Surgery be Permitted? (PDF)
There was an average wait of almost four years before a person on the waiting list could receive a kidney transplant in the United States in the year 2000. University Professor of Economics and of Sociology Gary S. Becker argues that "markets in organs are the best available way to enable persons with defective organs to get transplants much more quickly than under the present system."
By Gary S. Becker
What Does It Take to be An Entrepreneur? (PDF)
Launching your own enterprise is the stuff of capitalist dreams, with multitudes attempting it every day. Not all companies take off, but these eight Chicago GSB alumni are among top business professionals who can call themselves successful entrepreneurs. In their own words, here are the secrets to their success.
By Patricia Houlihan
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