blog posts 2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract is available Jan 24, 2001 9:00 am44 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The 2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract has been completed by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Illinois. 2012: Still seeking solutions on gambling, pensions, economy Jan 17, 2012 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs 24-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic says Sep 10, 2013 9:00 am598 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casinos in the state of Illinois want to keep their roulette wheels spinning 24 hours a day, but a leading national gambling critic warns that round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the Land of Lincoln. A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research shows Feb 16, 2011 9:00 am320 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030. Absentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar says Apr 13, 2006 9:00 am420 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rising popularity of absentee voting, especially the use of "no-excuse" absentee ballots, poses a risk of vote tampering and election fraud, a University of Illinois legal scholar argues. A change to benefits policy for same-sex married federal employees Oct 1, 2013 9:00 am44 views A Minute With™... law professor Sean M. Anderson Active self-defense strategy best deterrent against cyber-attacks Jun 27, 2011 9:00 am155 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the threats of cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare looming over our hyper-connected world, the best defense for the U.S. might be a good offense, says new research by a University of Illinois expert in technology and legal issues. Activist shareholders' impact on corporate America Mar 17, 2006 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of Business Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits Nov 29, 2018 9:00 am2978 views Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their wallets, said Yuqian Xu, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois. After delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama? Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations Agricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at Illinois Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genetically modified organisms and their relationship to intellectual property rights will be the topic of a conference at the University of Illinois. Airfares could rise if Delta-Northwest deal spawns more mergers, expert says Apr 17, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A proposed merger of Delta and Northwest airlines likely won't drive up the cost of flying, but that could change if the deal sparks a flurry of consolidation among U.S. air carriers, a University of Illinois business professor says. Airline overbooking policy well known and so, too, should be its creator Aug 3, 2009 9:00 am2553 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thirty years ago, U.S. airlines stopped arbitrarily grounding passengers on overbooked flights, instead offering rewards if travelers give up seats to make room for hurried fliers who need to touch down on time. Analysis of bankruptcy data reveals patterns that underscore broader social, economic trends Jan 20, 2022 8:00 am1095 views A new paper co-written by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign law professor Robert M. Lawless, a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert, provides the first comprehensive overview of bankruptcy filers in more than 30 years, shining a spotlight on the economic stressors faced by U.S. debtors. Another bailout? Government pension insurer could be next, expert says Oct 15, 2008 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Another multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout could lie ahead, this time to rescue a cash-strapped government program that insures pensions of 44 million American workers and retirees, a University of Illinois finance professor warns. Anti-business movies reflect makers' dislike of bosses who control films Oct 20, 2004 9:00 am149 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why do moviemakers seem to delight in raking big business over the coals, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign asks. Apologies may fuel settlement of legal disputes, study says Jun 2, 2010 9:00 am801 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Apologies may be good for more than just the soul, according to research by a University of Illinois professor of law and of psychology. Are generous unemployment benefits to blame for worker shortages? Jun 23, 2021 8:00 am1830 views As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and employers look to restart businesses at full capacity, workers have leverage that they’re using to temporarily stay out of the labor market in certain industries, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno. Are there alternatives to declining, disappearing newspapers? Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm1702 views As many newspapers decline and disappear – highlighted by two Chicago Tribune reporters recently sounding the alarm about a perceived threat to the Trib – a journalism professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign touts the growth and viability of nonprofits and other alternatives. Aric Rindfleisch appointed head of business administration Feb 28, 2012 9:00 am94 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aric Rindfleisch has been appointed head of the department of business administration and the J.M. Jones Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees. Artificial intelligence could help air travelers save a bundle Aug 1, 2019 8:00 am3281 views Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price ancillary services such as checked bags and seat reservations in a way that is beneficial to customers’ budget and privacy, as well as to the airline industry’s bottom line. A second round of tax rebates likely, U. of I. economist says Nov 3, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Taxpayers may be in store for another windfall next year as the federal government tries to prop up an economy that could be spiraling toward its deepest recession in nearly three decades, a University of Illinois economist predicts. As more corn is used for ethanol, how will we make up for lost food production? Mar 14, 2008 9:00 am89 views A Minute With™... Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics Assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury to speak Tuesday Nov 18, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard H. Clarida, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, will give a lecture on "The United States in the World Economy" Tuesday (Nov. 19) at the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attack on corporate crime has thrown justice out of whack, legal expert says Jun 16, 2008 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A legal assault on corporate fraud has turned justice upside down, putting company executives at too much risk while leaving shareholders out in the cold, according to a University of Illinois law professor. August flash index of economic growth holds steady at July reading Sep 3, 2002 9:00 am8 views The University of Illinois Flash Index remained flat for the month of August with the same 95.4 reading of July. Award-winning professor named dean of U. of I. College of Law Jan 9, 2009 9:00 am206 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bruce P. Smith, a noted legal historian and award-winning University of Illinois law professor, has been named dean of the university's College of Law, pending approval by U. of I. trustees at their Jan. 15 meeting in Chicago. Bailout will avert long, deep economic downturn, U. of I. economist says Oct 3, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A massive Wall Street bailout won't stave off a recession, but will ease a creeping economic meltdown that threatened to slice into jobs, retirement savings and access to credit across the country, a University of Illinois economist says. Bankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar says Oct 9, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bankruptcy filings by American households are likely to return to the levels they were at before Congress passed a law last year aimed at curbing "abusive" filings, a statistical study by a University of Illinois expert indicates. Bankruptcy reforms aimed at curbing filings may wind up increasing them Oct 24, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If history is any guide, last year's changes to the bankruptcy law aimed at reducing individual bankruptcy filings may have the opposite effect - a long-term surge in personal filings, according to a study by a University of Illinois expert. Ban on betting would boost ailing economy, gambling critic says Sep 23, 2008 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should resurrect the nationwide gambling ban that existed through most of the 20th century to help soothe a fragile U.S. economy shaken by the worst credit and financial crisis in decades, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says. Baseball's record book could be next victim of steroid report, expert says Dec 13, 2007 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Major League Baseball's record book will likely come under fire in the wake of a long-awaited report released today linking Roger Clemens and other superstars to performance-enhancing drugs, a University of Illinois law and labor expert says. Battered women who kill in non-beating situation have self-defense right Aug 15, 2005 9:00 am916 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Answering critics of the "battered woman syndrome," a University of Illinois expert argues that the claims made by victims of domestic violence are a legitimate extension of the longstanding rules of self-defense. Baum Lecture on civil liberties, civil rights to be given Oct. 3 Sep 26, 2001 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Dorothy E. Roberts, a professor at Northwestern University School of Law, will deliver this years annual David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study finds Sep 18, 2014 9:00 am1196 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed by employees who work remotely. Best case/worst case scenarios in the debt ceiling debate Feb 2, 2010 9:00 am46 views A Minute With™... banking expert George Pennacchi Best case/worst case scenarios in the debt ceiling debate Jul 29, 2011 9:00 am282 views A Minute With™... finance professor George Pennacchi Better police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar says Nov 11, 2013 9:00 am373 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal investigations, but it also creates the opportunity for abuse and misuse, a University of Illinois expert in criminal law and information privacy says. Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms Feb 4, 2016 1:45 pm3473 views The Super Bowl will feature car ads, beer ads, food ads – but probably none for carrots. Most food ads, game time or anytime, are pitching less-healthy fare. Kids are often the target. Do they understand what an ad is? Who made it and why? Advertising professor Michelle Nelson worked with an Illinois school district to develop an advertising literacy curriculum that also promotes healthy eating. Big changes loom if high gas prices hold, U. of I. expert says May 28, 2008 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Americans' usual fuel-saving shortcuts could give way to dramatic changes affecting the nation's auto, housing and even job markets if gasoline prices stay at record highs nearing an average $4 a gallon nationwide, a University of Illinois economic expert says. 'Big picture' thinking doesn't always lead people to indulge less, study says Jul 23, 2014 9:00 am117 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Buy the latest electronic gizmo du jour, or use that money to fix a leaky roof? Go out with friends, or stay home to catch-up on work to meet that looming deadline? And after you've finished that big project, do you treat yourself to a slice of chocolate cake or settle for a piece of fruit? Biofuel mandates would make corn shortfall costly, experts say Mar 24, 2010 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates, a new University of Illinois study warns. Biomass industry needs to prepare for water constraints Feb 27, 2014 9:00 am51 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The viability of the bioenergy crops industry could be strengthened by regulatory efforts to address nonpoint source pollution from agricultural sources. That, in turn, means that the industry should be strategic in developing metrics that measure the ability to enact positive changes in agricultural landscapes, particularly through second-generation perennial crops, according to a paper by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law. Biotech pioneer to discuss turning innovations into businesses Mar 9, 2010 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The founder of a global company that helps turn breakthrough ideas in biotechnology into moneymaking businesses will speak this week at the University of Illinois. 'Black Monday' anniversary a reminder of stock market's inherent risks Oct 16, 2007 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 20th anniversary of Wall Street's historic "Black Monday" collapse is a good reminder that the lure of investment riches comes with equally dramatic risks, a University of Illinois stock market expert says. Boards that oversee human-subject research need overhaul Nov 9, 2005 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University Institutional Review Boards, which oversee research involving human subjects, need to be revamped to avoid the "mission creep" that is threatening academic freedom and restricting research on the nation's campuses, according to a report by University of Illinois researchers and scholars. Book Corner: A look at how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being Dec 17, 2015 9:00 am467 views A new book looks at aspects of how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being. “SNAP Matters” includes a chapter on obesity by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen, one of the book’s editors. book corner: Book aids tax schools across the United States Oct 16, 2003 9:00 am16 views The “University of Illinois Tax Workbook,” used by tax schools in 17 states (including Illinois), has been published at the UI since 1965. Originally called the Farm Income Tax Workbook, the book is created annually by staff members in the UI Tax School Program (in the UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) and Facilities and Services’ Printing Department. Book on landmark labor conflict earns national awards May 18, 2010 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that provides an insider's look at a touchstone U.S. labor conflict has earned two national awards. Book: Process, not epiphany, is the engine of creativity May 23, 2018 8:45 am592 views A new book co-written by University of Illinois Gies College of Business professor Jeffrey Loewenstein aims to demystify the creative process.