Bad Medicine? The Side Effects of Central Bank Mispricing

Professor Tomio looks at how bond purchases by the European Central Bank created a large mispricing between the market for German and Italian government bonds and their respective futures contracts.

Innovation: Key to Any Green Policy

Ambitious and polarizing, the Green New Deal brought the climate discussion back to the fore of government debate. But federal policy is not the only driver of impact on this crucial challenge.

Let’s Take a Vote (or Maybe Not)

Companies use voting to engage customers and create buzz. The practice can spark innovation, lower product development costs and increase speed to market. But this kind of engagement can also lead to consumer expectations … and the British public voting to name a $280 million ship “Boaty McBoatface.” How can savvy organizations avoid this trap?

Rethinking the Pivot: New Perspectives on Startup Gospel

The “pivot” has become part of startup lexicon. But pivot-thinking may not work for all companies, and substantially changing an organization’s strategy can be difficult and expensive for entrepreneurs. Darden experts weigh in.

Mexico: Doors Needed, Not Walls

Mexico experiences a huge degree of socioeconomic inequality. With a new president, tensions with the U.S., and a new trade deal, will it be able to escape the middle-income trap? Can it grow, be socially progressive, and keep its reputation as business-friendly with global investors?

The Art (and Science) of the Bounce Back: Organizational Lessons From UVA’s Historic National Championship

Professor Sean Martin takes a look at the UVA men’s basketball NCAA Tournament championship and the leadership and organizational behavior lessons on display for a team that suffered the greatest upset in the history of the tournament just 1 year prior.

Artificial Intelligence: Marketing’s New Moment of Truth

Darden Professor Rajkumar Venkatesan proposes four steps for marketers to develop an AI “canvas,” through which they can deploy machine learning technologies to compete for customer attention.

Crowded Out? Government Spending and the Private Sector

Resources are limited, and business and government compete for them … or so goes conventional wisdom and widespread economic theory. Does it hold up in the real world? Professor Dan Murphy’s research, presented at the IMF’s annual research conference, investigates government spending and its effect on the private sector.

Roaring Into the Next Century: Lessons in Strategic Leadership From Aston Martin

How does a legacy luxury brand navigate the twists and turns of changing economic circumstances? There are few one-size-fits-all solutions in leadership, and evolving business contexts may require strategic pivots. Darden Professor Jay Bourgeois discusses leadership and strategy lessons that have driven Aston Martin’s success in recent decades.

Entitlement and Effectiveness: How Upbringing Affects Leaders

Growing up rich or poor has a tremendous impact on your life — studies show it affects health, prospects, confidence — what about the quality of your leadership? Darden Professor Sean Martin discusses the ripple effect that means childhood affluence may prove a liability in the workplace.