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Asia Times, 4/23/2014
Meltzer: Banks should lend reserves to companies
Last August, Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, identified the route by which he says the monetary base should increase inflation. Meltzer believes banks should lend their $2.7 trillion in excess reserves to companies, which in turn would redeposit them with the banks, leading to economic expansion. URL for this article:

New York Times, 4/21/2014
Apt: Wind, solar power not cost effective solutions to recharge batteries for electric grid
Using wind or solar power to charge batteries for electric grid energy storage is not cost effective, according to Jay Apt, professor of technology and director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Prices would have to fall by 90 percent, from the current range of $300 to $500 per kilowatt-hour of capacity down to $30 to $50, for those solutions to make financial sense, he said. URL for this article:

Pittsburgh Business Times, 4/18/2014
Mawhinney hopes entrepreneurship will benefit entire university, region
Dave Mawhinney, executive director of Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship; co-director, CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; assistant teaching professor of entrepreneurship, says he wants entrepreneurship to serve all of Carnegie Mellon and the Pittsburgh region. He says the best advice he has for would-be entrepreneurs is to network. URL for this article:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/18/2014
Cohen: Some CEO honors can create tension
Government honors such as knighthood can create tension in a business when given to CEOs, says Taya Cohen, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory. Some of Cohen's research fo≠cuses on the idea of group mo≠ral≠ity and the idea of a people who serves the goals of the group above all else. URL for this article:

Detroit News, 4/17/2014
Spatt: Detroit pension deal may face scrutiny over legacy costs
A proposed deal to resolve the dispute over pensions in Detroit's bankruptcy could face further scrutiny, says Chester Spatt, Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance. Spatt says the question is whether the deal relieves the city of burdensome legacy costs that itís been unable to afford in recent years. URL for this article:

Washington Post, 4/15/2014
Routledge: Online restaurant reviews reflect writer's character
Online restaurant reviews can reveal a surprising amount about the people writing them, according to research coauthored by Bryan Routledge, associate professor of finance. For example, diners reviewing expensive restaurants use bigger words and depict themselves as connoisseurs. URL for this article:

Pittsburgh Business Times, 4/14/2014
Tayur, Kedia give $1 million for new Tepper Quadrangle
Carnegie Mellon University will get $1 million from a couple to help build the new Tepper School of Business. The gift will come from alumna Gunjan Kedia, MSIA '94, and her husband, Sridhar Tayur, the Ford Distinguished Chair and professor of operations management. URL for this article:

Psychology Today, 4/7/2014
Teams solve complex problems faster with more women, Woolley's research suggests
Research by Anita Williams Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior & theory, suggests that the number of women on a team drastically increases its ability to solve complex problems. URL for this Article:

NPR, 4/7/2014
Spatt discusses high-frequency training on "All Things Considered"
Chester Spatt, Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance, appeared on NPRís ďAll Things ConsideredĒ program to discuss high frequency trading. The controversial practice has received renewed attention with the publication of Michael Lewis' new book "Flash Boys." URL for this item (includes audio and transcript):

Our Region's Business, 4/6/2014
Michael Trick appears on "Our Region's Business"
The August 6th installment of "Our Regionís Business" features a segment with Michael Trick, senior associate dean for education and the Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Operations Research. The segment features a discussion on the field of operations research and how it plays a successful role in the sports-scheduling arena. URL for this program:


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