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Marketplace (Public Radio), 12/1/2010
Goodfriend eager to read details about bank bailouts
Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics and chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, says he is eager to read the summaries detailing which banks were given bailout money. Goodfriend wants to know the extent to which the Federal Reserve protected taxpayers against fiscal losses, and whether the central bank was gambling with tax dollars. URL for this broadcast: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/12/01/pm-gurafed-names-banks-that-got-bailed-out/

Advertising Age, 12/2/2010
Sticking with Tiger paid off for Nike, study concludes
Nike’s decision to stick with Tiger Woods may have paid off, according to a study coauthored by Kannan Srinivasan, Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor in International Business; H.J. Heinz II Professor of Management, Marketing and Information Systemsl TIMOTHY DERDENGER, assistant professor of economics and strategy; and doctoral candidate KEVIN YC CHUNG. Even though Nike lost 105,000 golf-ball customers in the six months after the golfer’s scandal broke, it would have lost more by ditching him, the study concluded. URL for this article: http://adage.com/article?article_id=147431

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/3/2010
Meltzer advising incoming House speaker
Incoming House Speaker John Boehner has turned to Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, for advice. Meltzer advocates cutting corporate tax rates and imposing a three-year moratorium on new federal regulations. URL for this article: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_712034.html

WTAE-TV, 12/4/2010
Faculty-authored book featured in broadcast
“Built to Love,” a book coauthored by Peter Boatwright, associate professor of marketing, and Jon Cagan, George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor in Mechanical Engineering, was featured in a broadcast on WTAE-TV. URL for this broadcast: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1815&DateTime=12/4/2010+6:45:07+AM&Term=CMU&PlayClip=TRUE

New York Times, 12/5/2010
Meltzer: Fed’s emergency loan program has appearance of impropriety
Details of the Federal Reserve’s emergency loan program are “ugly,” says Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy. Meltzer says last week’s disclosures give “the appearance of impropriety.” URL for this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/06/business/economy/06fed.html?src=twrhp

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/6/2010
Apt: Electric cars will place more demands on peak times
As electric cars sell nationwide, they will significantly impact electricity use, particularly in cities and at peak demand times in the late afternoon and early evening, says Jay Apt, professor of technology and executive director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. SBI Energy, a New York market research firm, estimates that more than 65,000 electric cars will be on U.S. roads by 2014. URL for this article: http://dailyme.com/story/2010120600000200/region-lacks-charging-capabilities-electric-cars.html

Time, 12/9/2010
Imagination helps curb appetite, research shows
Imagining food in great detail prompts people to eat less, according to research coauthored by Joachim Vosgerau, assistant professor of marketing; co-director of the Center for Behavioral Decision Research (CBDR); and PhD candidate Young Eun Huh. URL for this article: http://healthland.time.com/2010/12/09/the-imagination-diet-visualizing-eating-helps-cut-real-life-consumption/

Bloomberg Television, 12/10/2010
Goodfriend appears on Bloomberg
Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, was interviewed on Bloomberg's "In the Loop" program. Goodfriend discussed the appointment of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul as head of the House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve. URL for this video: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/65176916/

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/13/2010
Lave: Pollution still exists, it’s just harder to see
Pollution is now more insidious, but harder to perceive, says Lester Lave, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor; director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative; co-director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Lave says because they can’t smell or see the pollution, they are surprised to learn that Pittsburgh’s air is dirty. URL for this article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10347/1109199-114.stm

Wall Street Journal, 12/15/2010
Galak: People use left digit to judge a price
Consumers don’t have time to process every single digit that comes their way, says Jeff Galak, assistant professor of marketing. Galak says people tend to be “cognitive misers,” judging a bargain by the left digit of a price. URL for this article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704694004576019771942029048.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/18/2010
Goodfriend explains Ireland’s expansion
Ireland’s rapid expansion was based in part on favorable tax policies and other pro-growth initiatives, says Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy. The boom began in the mid-1990s and ended in 2008. URL for this article: http://callcenterinfo.tmcnet.com/news/2010/12/18/5202592.htm

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/19/2010
Lave: Revitalizing Pittsburgh hinges on cleaner air, water
The next step in revitalizing Pittsburgh is to improve the region’s air and water quality, says Lester Lave, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor; director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative; co-director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Lave says improving the environment would also create a greater influx of white-collar jobs. URL for this article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10353/1109229-114.stm

Bloomberg Television, 12/28/2010
Goodfriend appears on Bloomberg Television
Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, appeared on Bloomberg Television to discuss new voting members of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee. Goodfriend says controversy over quantitative easing means there may be more public dissent over Fed policy in 2011. URL for this broadcast: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/12/28/VI2010122802119.html

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