“Overconfidence means that many more companies start up than will ever succeed. That’s unfortunate for individual companies. The paradox is that it’s really beneficial for society,” said Brian Wu, assistant professor of strategy, on the endemic optimism of entrepreneurs.
The New Yorker
Regarding U.S. Rep. John Conyers' failure to collect enough valid signatures for re-election, Jowei Chen, assistant professor of political science, said, "It looks to me from the case law history that he has a very strong case that the Michigan law is unconstitutional. It would take a stunning turn of events that drastically affects the public's perception of him for him not to have a successful write-in campaign."
The New York Times
"As educators, we have a responsibility to equip our students with insightful ideas and comprehensive strategies. By showing students how to be genuine in the most strategic negotiations at work, we can prepare them to become better leaders," said Shirli Kopelman, clinical assistant professor of management and organizations.
Nicholas Bagley, assistant professor of law, was quoted in a story about a Supreme Court case on whether employers can unilaterally end retiree health care benefits.
Los Angeles Times
Elliot Soloway, professor of education, information, and electrical engineering and computer science, was interviewed about a national K-12 educational movement in computer coding instruction.
The New York Times
“You have people going to the Secretary of State and being told they have to have a Social Security card, and so they go to a Social Security office and they’re told they have to have a state ID card — it’s a classic case of Catch-22,” said Greg Markus, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies, regarding homeless people's struggle to get sufficient identification cards.
Detroit Free Press
William Chopik, doctoral student in psychology, and Sara Konrath, research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research, were quoted about their research on the rise of American egotism since the turn of the 20th century.
U.S. News & World Report
Bruce Mannheim, professor of anthropology, was quoted regarding efforts to revive Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.
The Wall Street Journal
Richard Nisbett, professor of psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, was quoted in a story about how differing farming techniques in China may present a new approach to understanding cultural differences.
Research by Nejat Seyhun, professor of finance, was cited in a story about large corporations spending record profits to buy back their own stock, rather than investing in new capital or giving long-overdue raises to employees.
The Washington Post