The Next Challenge for Puerto Rico's Recovery
Associate Professor Steven Kyle discusses some of the problems complicating Puerto Rico's recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria
A Bioeconomic Model of Ecosystem Services Provision: Coffee Berry Borer and Shade-grown Coffee in Columbia
Research co-authored by Dyson's Miguel Gomez determines the "shade-level" sweet spot Columbian farmers should use.
How “Free-From” and Other Food Labels Actually Affect Us
Science and technology can positively impact food production, but labeling can also cause confusion and consumer error.
3 Ways Hurricane Harvey Could Affect You No Matter Where you Live
Associate Professor Steven Kyle explains the impact of Hurrican Harvey on capital assets, including houses, roads and office buildings.
Harvey's Local Toll Substantial, But Unlikely to Ding U.S. GDP
Dyson's Steven Kyle weighs in on the local and national economic impact of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath and unprecedented flooding in Texas and Louisiana.
Agricultural Export Promotion Programs Creative Positive Economic Impacts
Professor Harry M. Kaiser shares recent research that assesses how the U.S. economy is affected by private- and taxpayer-funded promotion activities.
How to Feed More People Worldwide
Chris Barrett Shares How to Feed More People Worldwide in US News
Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House
CNBC Online quotes Eswar Prasad on the changes in the IMF and G-20 communiques
CVS, Starbucks Highlight America’s Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar
David Just talks to NBC about Sugar and Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino
China just dodged a bullet on currency issue
Eswar Prasad discusses with CNBC Online how China may have escaped being labeled a currency manipulator but Washington still has concerns
U.S. and Canada dispute milk trade
Andrew Novakovic explains the milk trade loophole between the U.S. and Canada.
China's Global Currency Ambitions Falling Flat With Central Banks
The Wall Street Journal quotes Eswar Prasad on China's economy and its foreign exchange reserve.
Forcing People At Vending Machines to Wait Nudges Them to Buy Healthier Snacks
Dyson's David Just on NPR speaking about how a time delay may be a better option than taxing unhealthy snacks in vending machines.
'Rough Sledding' for Trump Policies
Eswar Prasad speaking to CNBC of conflicting concerns within the republican party
A Rogue Trader Blames the System, But Not All Are Persuaded
The New York Times quotes Dyson's John Little after meeting with Kweko Adbili.
CICER Brings China Experts Across Campus Together
Dyson's Shanjun Li teams up with Panle Barwick creating a platform for Cornell economists to talk about China
Are Dairy Farms Getting Their Fair Share?
Prof. Andrew Novakovic gives insight to price regulations in the dairy industry
NCGA Study Shows Crop Insurance Returns Have Decreased
Research conducted by Assistant Professor, Joshua Woodard and fellow researchers shows the recent decline in crop insurance returns
Dyson student starts a nonprofit, Wags 4 Hope
Annie Blumenfeld ('20) uses Business to advocate for animals
China’s fixation on stability creates economic risks
As China gears up for a high-level leadership transition at its party congress in November, stability has become the main watchword in Beijing, dictating everything from economic policies to reform efforts, writes Prof. Eswar Prasad, Financial Times.
The Ongoing Debate Over Farmland Taxation
Prof. Jennifer Ifft writes on concerns of preferential tax treatment for agriculture land and the recent declines in farm profitability.
Suspending Fast Track H-1B Visas to Hurt US Economy
Dyson's A.K. Basu comments on the U.S. decision to suspend fast-track H-1B visas
A Chocolate Candy Aims To Make the World Think About Hunger
Dyson's Chris Barrett comments to NPR on food waste reduction and global hunger.
Financial squall ahead? Economic forum is Jan. 24
Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.
Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum
Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.
New research shows politics reverse fates of some stocks after White House elections
Research by Dyson’s Jawad Addoum shows that stock returns in politically sensitive industries fall into predictable patterns after a new president is elected – and the effect is twice as strong when there’s a change in party.
Healthy behaviors determine weight-loss surgery success
Bariatric surgery can slim your body, but attitude and behavior also play key roles in long-term weight loss, according to new research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.
ISS jump-starts new research led by junior faculty
The Institute for the Social Sciences has awarded 14 small grants to Cornell faculty at seven colleges this fall.
Yonker paper wins Wharton award
Dyson professor found a way to estimate for the first time the cost of the Madoff scandal to the financial intermediation industry
Einaudi announces new round of seed and small grants
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has awarded four seed grants and four small grants to Cornell faculty members to support their international research.
Men are at risk of overeating in social settings, study shows
A new study appearing in the Nov. 24 in Frontiers in Nutrition finds men are at particular risk of overeating in social situations.
Understanding and Fighting Fraud
Fraud Awareness week at Dyson highlights the costs, and explores cures for fraud
Miguel Gómez Goes Double Duty At New York Produce Show
Gómez taught on Northeast greenhouse potential and global trade
Farmers Push Back Against Animal Welfare Laws
Harry Kaiser on premiums paid by consumers for special animal treatment
U.S. experts: China no currency manipulator
Economic facts do not support allegations that China is manipulating its currency, from Eswar Prasad
Digital agriculture report looks to data-driven future
Professor Joshua Woodard one of Cornell experts issuing a report outlining the opportunities and challenges facing New York state’s farmers and food producers as emerging digital technologies shape the agriculture industry
MPS student explores how food choices impact food security
Rachel Saputo, graduate researcher, explores the links between food choices, food waste, and food security
Barrett, Leibovich and Walsh named AAAS fellows for 2016
Dyson Professor Chris Barrett elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Professor Geoffrey Fisher named inaugural New Innovator Award winner from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
FFAR named Fisher a New Innovator in the category of Nutrition and Healthy Food Choices
Beth Lucy-Speidel recognized for inclusiveness efforts
Director of administration for Dyson and the Cornell College of Business receives Core Values award.
“Taxing” challenge yields textbook win for Dyson student
Dyson senior Casey Breznick’s first-place submission in a textbook-chapter writing competition was recently published in the National Income Tax Workbook
Physical stature as a teen could predict future stock choices
Research by Dyson’s Jawad Addoum suggests that Individuals who are relatively tall are more likely to hold stocks in their financial portfolios, and those who are relatively overweight or obese are more risk-averse and less likely to participate in the market.
College of Business faculty share emerging markets initiatives
At a TCAM panel, faculty from the three CCB schools outlined projects aimed at better understanding business opportunities and challenges in emerging markets
To join or not to join?
Jessica Gerson, ’15, who grew up with the prospect of building careers in a family business shared her decision and story at the Families in Business conference
Cornell: A school of questions
Sharon Poczter writes in Ezra magazine about being inspired to become an economist during her undergraduate years at Dyson
Does the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Make Sense?
Aija Leiponen talks to NPR about the proposed merger.
Preview Of Foundational Excellence Program
Cornell’s Ed McLaughlin Leads Blockbuster Academic Cast To Elevate Knowledge Base Of New Produce Industry Professionals
The New York Times looks at China’s global ambitions for its money
Q. and A. with Professor Eswar Prasad
Why Starbuck’s planned expansion in China is a good move
Prof. Eswar Prasad on Marketplace
Coalition Taps Private Sector to Help Nature Pay for Itself
“The only sector that has the financial heft to really address the conservation imperative is the private sector,” said John Tobin-de la Puente, professor of practice at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Tobin is heading up Cornell’s involvement in the coalition.
Banning GMOs in N.Y. School Lunches Carries a Price
William Lesser argues that the New York PTA’s proposal to go GMO-free in the State school meals program would come with a hefty financial burden
Farm Groups Denounce Dannon’s Anti-GMO ‘Marketing Flimflam’
Andrew Novakovic talks to Bloomberg about Dannon’s pledge to use fewer genetically modified ingredients
Study: Decline in forest diversity could cost billions per year
A new study in Science reveals that biodiversity in forests promotes productivity. When the number of tree species increases, so does the amount of timber that can be harvested, so the gains from conservation far exceed the costs.
Making Conservation Finance Investable
In its latest World Ocean Summit newsletter, The Economist included a perspective piece by John Tobin on conservation finance as an undeveloped investment opportunity that offers the potential to conserve vital ecosystems while also providing a financial return.
From Base to Gold
Eswar Prasad on the IMF giving its blessing to China’s controlled currency, in The Economist
Mabaya is president of African agricultural economists group
Edward Mabaya, M.S. '98, Ph.D. '03, was elected president of the African Association of Agricultural Economists Sept. 23 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Wall Street Journal: China Marks Milestone With Yuan’s Entry Into IMF Reserve Basket
Prof. Eswar Prasad comments on China’s currency
Dairy farmers see organic label as a way to pay the bills
Andrew M. Novakovic talks to Marketplace on the economic realities of dairy farming
Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire
Prof. Jack Little on how a convicted fraudster's plan to make some fast money goes terribly wrong
Rise of China's Renminbi
Professor Eswar Prasad talks to CNBC on whether China's currency threatens the U.S. dollar, and how a Donald Trump presidency could impact China-U.S. relations
Dyson Among Top-10 U.S. Business Programs
A Good Deal For The Environment And The Poor
David Just and Harry Kaiser write in Forbes on how the poor benefit from GMOs
U.S. News ranks Dyson, Engineering at No. 9; Cornell at 15
In the 2017 U.S. News World Report's Best National Universities rankings of 310 schools, Cornell held steady at No. 15 for the third consecutive year, while Dyson and Engineering were No. 9.
New Coalition to Scale Up Private Conservation Investment
“This coalition is crucially important both because of the size of the investment opportunity and the positive environmental impacts that developing this area of finance could have,” says John Tobin-de la Puente, Professor of Practice, Dyson School
Johnson to offer master's degree in accounting in 2017
A new master's degree in accounting will be offered at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in fall 2017. The College of Business' first new degree, the program is designed for maximum flexibility.
Upbeat Music Can Make Employees More Cooperative
Research by Asst. Prof. Kevin Kniffin has shown that music in retail settings can add value to the shopping experience: It can improve the moods of customers, increase engagement, and increase the chances of a purchase.
National association recognizes Dyson extension educators
Dyson School extension educators Bobbie Severson and Dan Welch were honored for their service in July by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Dyson Grad Muhammad Halim ’08, to Compete in Rio Olympics
Halim, a four-time NCAA All-American and the 2008 national champion in the triple jump, is the lone Cornellian making a repeat appearance at the Olympics.
Cornell begins 'a new era of business education'
Cornell University has begun “a new era of business education,” with the launch of the College of Business July 1, Dean Soumitra Dutta said.
Edward McLaughlin named interim dean of the Dyson School
A faculty member since 1983, McLaughlin is senior associate director of the Dyson School. He will become Dyson's interim David J. Nolan Dean starting July 1, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced.
Raghuram Rajan’s departure is huge setback for reform in India
A sequence of shocks plus investor nervousness may stoke capital outflows, writes Prof. Eswar Prasad in Financial Times.
Business college will launch July 1; 'quick wins' on tap for 2016
The College of Business will make business education at Cornell better, not just bigger, Dean Soumitra Dutta said during Reunion festivities. He hosted the talk Cornell College of Business: Update and Next Steps.
Don’t Eat So Much: How Parent Comments Relate to Female Weight Satisfaction
New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab
Senate Ag Committee Discusses Keeping Farms 'In the Family,' Growing Next Generation of Agribusiness Owners
Senior Extension Associate Ed Staehr, Executive Director of NY FarmNet Shares Insights, Thoughts on Future of Family Farms in NYS.
A clever tweak to how apples are sold is making everyone eat more of them
"It sounds simplistic, but even the simplest forms of inconvenience affect consumption," said Prof. David Just. "Sliced apples just make a lot more sense for kids."
With faculty structure proposed, College of Business advances
With the help of nearly 100 committee members from across campus and with faculty governance proposed, the College of Business is beginning to take shape. College leaders reported on progress to faculty and staff May 10.
Student success will mean College of Business success
Student success is the paramount goal of the College of Business Dean Soumitra Dutta told students May 11. Your success is our success, not just on the job market upon graduation, but long term in your careers, he said.
Opinion: The Hunger Metrics Mirage
Prof. Prabhu Pingali says there’s been less progress on hunger reduction than it appears.
Dutta: Planning for College of Business is 'on track'
The Cornell College of Business in on track to launch in the coming academic year, said Dean Soumitra Dutta. Open forums about next steps will be held over the next two weeks for faculty, staff, students and alumni.
New toolkit clarifies agricultural economic assessment
Prof. Todd Schmit has teamed up with the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service to provide a standardized toolkit to evaluate the economic benefits of investing in local and regional food systems.
The Depressing Truth About Bad Cell Phone Service
“Telecoms operators are rationally maximizing their profit and providing more services in areas of higher demand," Prof. Aija Leiponen tells The Huffington Post.
Why Employees Need to Break Bread Together
Research from Prof. Kevin Kniffin shows that groups that eat together perform better together
Public Hearing on China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: Fiscal and Financial Reforms
Prof. Eswar Prasad testified before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission on the status of market-oriented economic reforms in China.
World Economic Recovery: Fragile and Fleeting?
Prof. Eswar Prasad warns "the global economic recovery remains weak, uneven, & in danger of stalling yet again."
Dyson School Alumnus Bryan Colangelo ’87 Hired as Philadelphia 76ers’ President
The Philadelphia 76ers named Bryan Colangelo ’87 as president of basketball operations on Sunday.
What's Next for the World Bank?
“These are momentous times for multilateral banks,” says Prof. Ravi Kanbur. “The world has changed, and I think we need to create a totally new structure to deal with the way the world has changed.”
Dyson professor helps address critical needs of New York communities
Associate Professor Todd Schmit is joining other Cornell researchers this summer to help students give voice to farmers in Tioga County, New York.
Internationalization grants awarded to faculty
Twelve faculty-led projects have been awarded approximately $213,000 in funding for development in 2016 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants.
Exercise Labeling Might Make You Think Twice Before Grabbing That Snack
Prof. David Just appeared on NBC Nightly News to explain how food labels describing how much exercise is needed to burn calories could provide more useful information to consumers.
High-calorie package images mislead eaters
Pictures displayed on food packages like cake mix have more calories than are listed on the nutrition panel and can lead consumers to significant overeating, Cornell research shows.
This is India’s moment — Narendra Modi must not waste it
The prime minister should use his political capital for bold economic reforms, writes Prof. Eswar Prasad
Business college to bring students more classes, career help
More extensive career services, easier access to a wider range of classes and the addition of new faculty with broad expertise are all benefits Dyson students can expect in the new Cornell College of Business.
Without soil data, crop insurance pricing is a bust
Federal crop insurance does not account for the soil farmers depend on for almost everything they do. By not capturing soil quality, the government’s actuarial models are imprecise and inefficient, says Asst. Prof. Joshua Woodard.
How Playing Sports, Even Poorly, Can Make You More Successful in Business
Visiting Asst. Prof. Kevin Kniffin tells Observer that high school athletes have more leadership and self-confidence, which can translate to business success.
John Tobin-de la Puente brings sustainability, impact investing expertise to Dyson
John Tobin-de la Puente joins the Dyson School and CIPA as a professor of practice.
Skinny People Rarely Diet
Why people who have been thin their entire lives don’t do the one thing most associated with weight consciousness. Research from Cornell's Food and Brand Lab.
The huge, hidden upside to low oil prices
Research from Prof. Chris Barrett and Brian Dillon in Quartz covers the relationship between global oil prices and consumer food prices in sub-Saharan Africa.
Can Mountains of Animal Bones Boost Food Security in Ethiopia?
By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils.
Harvesting model rescues castoff food to feed the hungry
Food banks may soon be able to boost the nutritional value of the food they distribute to the hungry, thanks to a new harvesting model created by Cornell economists.
Eating Together at the Firehouse: How Workplace Commensality Relates to the Performance of Firefighters
Cooperative activities among coworkers can provide valuable group-level benefits; however, previous research has often focused on artificial activities that require extraordinary efforts away from the worksite.