blog posts Zoning restrictions also a key factor in foreclosure crisis, scholar says Mar 28, 2013 9:00 am136 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The causes of the foreclosure crisis seem obvious: Buyers purchased homes they couldn't afford, lured in part by lenders pushing subprime mortgages. Real estate values escalated, and when the bubble burst, buyers were left owing more than their homes were worth. Yahoo's CEO might not like it, but telecommuting benefits both employers and employees Mar 4, 2013 9:00 am31 views A Minute With™... Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administration Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger? Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1746 views Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig Gundersen Would cutting payroll taxes help prevent recession? Aug 26, 2019 8:30 am1049 views Cutting the payroll tax could represent the middle-class tax cut that President Trump campaigned on – although changes would need to go through the legislative process and any economic stimulus likely wouldn’t been seen until after the November 2020 election, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois. Would a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality? Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm1061 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert Bruno Would a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security? May 17, 2017 9:30 am971 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights. Workplace discrimination claims fare poorly in arbitration, study says Dec 18, 2018 8:45 am933 views Employee discrimination claims largely received worse outcomes in arbitration than other work-related disputes such as wrongful termination or breach of contract, according to new research co-written by U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare. Workplace arbitration becoming more costly for employers Sep 14, 2005 9:00 am140 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the wake of a 1991 court decision, a growing number of companies require employees to submit workplace disputes to an arbitrator. Workers the ones getting hosed at Chicago car washes, new study says Oct 16, 2012 9:00 am118 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The car wash industry that operates year-round in Chicago is rife with wage and hour law violations, occupational health and safety hazards, and poor overall working conditions, according to research from a University of Illinois labor expert. Workers in collective bargaining states subsidize low-wage earners in right-to-work states Aug 28, 2014 9:00 am273 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - States with right-to-work laws "free ride" on the higher tax revenues generated by workers in collective bargaining states, says a new study from a University of Illinois labor expert. Women, minority representation on Illinois corporate boards lags, study says Mar 25, 2021 8:30 am948 views A new report from labor and employment relations professors Richard A. Benton and Eunmi Mun shows women and nonwhite minorities remain largely underrepresented as corporate board members in the state of Illinois relative to the state’s demographics and their respective industries, but also highlights several promising policies and practices that firms can adopt to help reduce the disparity. Wohlers Hall to be dedicated Sept. 21 Sep 18, 2000 9:00 am369 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill., -- The Commerce West Building will be renamed Wohlers Hall in a ceremony Thursday in recognition of a $6 million gift from Albert H. and Jane Wohlers. With home prices sliding, is real estate still a good investment? Nov 14, 2007 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Geoffrey Hewings, the director of the university's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Will you go shopping on Thanksgiving Day? Will you have to work? Nov 20, 2014 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno is a professor of labor and employment relations Will unionization push among retail workers continue in 2022? Dec 10, 2021 2:00 pm740 views The unionization of a Starbucks store is a potential watershed moment for organized labor and reflects changes to the underlying conditions impacting the balance of power between capital and labor, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno. Will the next economic bust be caused by student loans? May 15, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial Education Will regulating e-cigarettes be good for public health? May 10, 2016 11:15 am315 views A Minute With…™ Julian Reif, expert in health care economics Will produce prices rise following Florida freeze, Chilean earthquake? Mar 25, 2010 9:00 am37 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor John Masiunas Will President Obama's proposed changes to banking and financial market regulations prevent future financial meltdowns? Jul 2, 2009 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Charles Kahn, a finance and economics professor Will pre-pandemic office life ever make a comeback? Aug 29, 2022 8:00 am1586 views As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and remote work gradually turns into hybrid work, organizations will pay close attention to which workers and occupations function well in a hybrid-work arrangement, said Amit Kramer, a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who studies the relationship between work, family and health. Will newly required calorie info on menus affect your choices? Dec 11, 2014 9:00 am44 views A Minute With™... Brenna Ellison, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics Will NBA owners lock out their players? Jun 28, 2011 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Will legalizing marijuana be a boon to the state of Illinois? Jun 20, 2019 9:00 am1400 views By legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana, the state of Illinois could fund additional pension payments while making investments in public education, construction projects, and drug treatment and prevention programs, says Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and the director of the Labor Education Program in Chicago. Williamson to give David Kinley Lecture Oct 11, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Jeffrey G. Williamson, an economist at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois on Oct. 26 (Friday). Will ending Saturday letter deliveries save 'snail mail?' Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... Seung-Hyun Hong, a professor of economics Will 2011 be the year of the global food crisis? Jan 26, 2011 9:00 am36 views A Minute With™... Darrel Good, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics Why we haven't seen the last of the fast-food workers' strikes Sep 23, 2013 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Steven Ashby, a professor of labor and employment relations Why the federal budget is not like your family budget Aug 15, 2011 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... Anne Villamil a professor of economics and of finance Why not have one national primary election for presidential nominees? Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am3864 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political science Why legalizing gambling on professional sports is a bad idea Sep 11, 2014 9:00 am236 views A Minute With™... John Kindt, a professor emeritus of business and legal policy Why is there so much turmoil in the financial markets? Aug 10, 2007 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... Michael S. Weisbach, a Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Professor of Finance Why is raising the debt ceiling a key to stabilizing the economy? Jul 1, 2011 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... J. Fred Giertz, a professor of economics Why food insecurity still hasn't decreased in the U.S. Sep 24, 2015 8:45 am502 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. agricultural economist Craig Gundersen Why employers, employees should frequently discuss ethics Feb 25, 2013 9:00 am64 views A Minute With™... C.K. Gunsalus, a professor emerita of business administration Why are familiar brands with Black images getting a rethink? Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am3707 views At least one familiar brand is being retired and others are getting a rethink due to their use of Black images. Illinois advertising professor Jason Chambers explains why. Who wins and who loses in MLB labor dispute? Mar 2, 2022 10:00 am872 views The current MLB lockout is already shaping up to be the most pivotal labor dispute in the sport since the mid-1990s, which means fans should prepare for the likelihood of more canceled games, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Where is the housing market headed for 2011? Dec 13, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... real estate market expert Geoffrey Hewings When should you shop to find the best holiday bargains? Nov 24, 2008 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... U. of I. marketing expert Cele Otnes When should a seriously ill CEO reveal their illness to shareholders? Sep 8, 2011 9:00 am106 views A Minute With™... business professor Ruth V. Aguilera When are you likely to feel the effects of the budgetary stalemate in Springfield? Jul 22, 2015 9:00 am354 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs What were the underlying issues of the railroad labor dispute? Sep 15, 2022 10:30 am639 views A strike by railroad unions would have been bad news for the Biden administration and an already-stressed economy, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. What to expect in Illinois' general election for governor Sep 16, 2013 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Christopher Z. Mooney, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs What's the significance of the Dow returning to 10,000? Sep 22, 2009 9:00 am31 views A Minute With™... finance professor David Ikenberry and economist Daniel McMillen What’s the potential of blockchain technology? Jul 13, 2022 8:00 am1265 views Blockchain technology has the potential to transform industries ranging from health care to government, says Robert Brunner, the associate dean for innovation and chief disruption officer at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. What's the danger in putting the state lottery online? Jan 9, 2012 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy What's the danger in putting the state lottery online? Apr 3, 2012 9:00 am99 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy What's the business potential of the metaverse? Nov 16, 2022 8:00 am559 views The metaverse’s potential for transformation means it should be on everyone’s radar, says Robert Brunner, the associate dean for innovation and chief disruption officer at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. What's the best use of your federal tax rebate? Apr 21, 2008 9:00 am32 views A Minute With™... finance professor Don Fullerton What's next for pension reform in Illinois? May 21, 2015 12:15 pm891 views A Minute With™...John D. Colombo, pension reform expert What’s in a name? For young Chinese consumers and foreign brands, it’s about culture mixing Oct 3, 2016 9:15 am1427 views Younger, more cosmopolitan Chinese consumers tend to favor brand translations that keep both the sound and the meaning of the original name, says U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli.