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Special Edition: Eller Research

AVATAR Kiosk Aims to Automate, Augment Border EnforcementAVATAR Kiosk Aims to Automate, Augment Border Enforcement

New technology at the airport this holiday travel season has made the news, but a different approach is under investigation at the UA as part of the Department of Homeland Security-funded, 14-university BORDERS consortium.

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Student Experience

Undergraduate Scholars Focus on New Economic Theory ResearchUndergraduate Scholars Focus on New Economic Theory Research

Thanks to support from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, six undergraduate students are examining the dynamics of federal and state funding during the 1930s with economics professor Price Fishback and doctoral student Theresa Gutberlet. [more]

 

MBA Student's Study Demonstrates $8.2 Million Economic Impact of UA v. Iowa Football GameMBA Student's Study Calculates $8.2 Million Economic Impact of UA v. Iowa Football Game

An independent study project conducted by second-year Eller MBA student Kevin Wittner found that the September 18 UA v. University of Iowa football game generated $8.2 million in direct visitor spending in Tucson. [more]

 

Economics Doctoral Students Attract Science Foundation FundingEconomics Doctoral Students Secure National Science Foundation Funding

Doctoral students in economics at the Eller College have a long history of attracting grant funding for dissertation projects — Carl Kitchens and Brendan Livingston are the latest. Each was awarded a $10,000, one-year Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the NSF. [more]

 

Featured Research

Assuring Access: Examining the Economic Impact of Rural Hospital LegislationAssuring Access: Examining the Economic Impact of Rural Hospital Legislation

Associate professor of economics and Eller College Fellow Gautam Gowrisankaran and three co-investigators have been awarded a $500,000 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant that aims to shed light on the impact of the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) on hospital care for rural residents. [more]

 

The Cost of Independence: Assistant Accounting Professor Looks at Consequences of Going Above and Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley RegulationsThe Cost of Independence: The Consequences of Going Above and Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations

A decade ago, in the immediate aftermath of the Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals, regulators hit on limiting the types of non-audit services that audit firms could provide to client companies as one mechanism for preventing aggressive financial reporting. [more]

 

Workplace Instability: The Influence of Employee Neuroticism on Job PerformanceWorkplace Instability: Exploring the Influence of Employee Neuroticism on Job Performance

Empirical research demonstrates little relationship between employee neuroticism and job performance, a finding that management and organizations associate professor and Brian Lesk Faculty Fellow Jerel Slaughter found puzzling. [more]
 

 

Temp Workers Nonstandard, Not SubstandardTemp Workers Nonstandard, Not Substandard

Management and organizations associate professor Joseph Broschak warns managers of unintended consequences of treating temps like a separate workforce. [more]

    
  

The Leader Who Leads Least Leads Best: New Economics Research Yield Surprising Insight into LeadershipThe Leader Who Leads Least Leads Best: New Economics Research Yields Surprising Insight into Leadership

Knowledge is power, but blissful ignorance can pay off, according to a new paper from associate professor of economics Mark Stegeman. [more]

 

Restricted Access: Management Professor Examines Barriers to Adoption of Telemedicine ModelRestricted Access: Management Professor Examines Barriers to Adoption of Telemedicine Model

When two of his students spent 16 hours each in the emergency room waiting to be seen for injuries, Amar Gupta applied his research to explore a new paradigm. [more]

 

MIS Professor Users Aritifical Intelligence to Predict Stock PerformanceMIS Professor Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Stock Performance

Using a complex text mining system — which scans and analyzes huge quantities of content — McClelland Professor of MIS Hsinchun Chen has created a program that mimics the way Wall Street analysts predict stock performance. [more]

 

Eller Connections

Doctoral Student Tops sanofi-aventis Research CompetitionDoctoral Student Tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research Competition

Third-year doctoral student Xenia Kachur — whose focus is biomedical engineering — topped the Innovation in Research Competition at the IdeaFunding 2010 conference in October. [more]