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The Economics of the 2021 American Rescue Plan: Getting Relief to Those Who Need It

To buffer the effects of the pandemic on the economy, the U.S. Congress has enacted a number of bipartisan COVID-19 related bills, including the CARES Act, which got a few things wrong. Darden Professor Anton Korinek shares insights on how to improve targeting and overall effectiveness of federal aid during large-scale crises.

Race as a Resource: Strategies to Assert the Asset of Racial Identity

Research shows that racial stereotypes undermine opportunities and diversity enables organizations to build relations with stakeholders. Here: four strategies to assert racial identity as an asset — mobilizing identities to the positive, challenging stereotypes, building bridges, and helping people navigate microaggressions and do their jobs better

More Than Flipping a Switch - The US in the World Under a Biden Administration

Professors Peter Debaere and Dennis Yang share what they believe it will take for the United States to reclaim a central position in the world under the Biden administration.

The One Thing Every Product Manager Should Do With Their Data Scientist

It’s natural to focus on project completion and work that shows well internally. But high-performing innovation teams need to look beyond vanity metrics and ask the hard questions that spur significant improvement. Here’s how to focus on what matters, define and prioritize customer outcomes, and obtain analytical clarity and actionability.

Recommerce: The Future of Retail?

As consumers have become aware of the waste generated by the apparel industry and as Marie Kondo’s decluttering approach has gained popularity, many are increasingly interested in resale, rental or refurbished fashion. One startup tested the waters, using behavioral science to enrich its business model and structure marketing campaigns.

Ethical Leaders: Holding Teams Together in Adversity

Leadership matters more in challenging times. How does a team’s captain preserve confidence and commitment to the group, even when performance dips? New research shows that successful team dynamics may have a good deal to do with ethical leadership.

Preparing for the Future of Work: What Can MOOCs Do for You?

Massive open online course (MOOC) providers such as Coursera and FutureLearn have been riding a wave of job security fears caused by automation and digital disruption to increase their reach and revenue. Anne Trumbore shares insights on what MOOCs can do for you.

5 Questions on the Controversial Law That ‘Created the Internet’

David Touve, senior director at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Batten Institute, recently answered five questions on Section 230, the controversial law that many say helped create the internet as we know it.

The New Administration and Income Inequality: Strategies and Challenges

Income inequality in the United States is the greatest it has been in a century — a problem the Biden administration has expressed an intention to tackle. While there are no easy fixes, the government plans to focus on several tactics: a $1.9 trillion relief package, taxing the wealthiest Americans and investing in education.

Struggling With Change? How Individuals (and Businesses) Can Learn Adaptability

New year, new you? Flipping the calendar has become a cliché for goals, resolutions, intentions and self-improvement. The Batten Institute’s Sean Carr speaks with Professor Ed Hess to share how we can all simply be better at changing.