Bruce Evans, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Life Settlement Transactions From the Standpoint of the Investor"
The life settlement industry brokers the transfer of rights in life insurance policies
from policyholders to investors. In this article, we examine life settlement transactions
from the standpoint of the investor. We discuss the history and current state of life
settlement structure, regulation and taxation. READ MORE
Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 32 .2014
Ruth May, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Institutional Erosion and its Effects on Russia’s Corporate Leadership"
In this article, my co-authors and I provide a dual-level perspective of the longitudinal
erosion in Russia’s independent media, electoral process, judicial independence, and
civil society, along with the corresponding effects on the attitudes and behaviors
of Russia’s corporate leadership. READ MORE
May, Ruth C., Rayter, G. R. & Ledgerwood, Donna. E. (2016). Institutional erosion
and its effects on Russia’s corporate leadership. Journal of Leadership and Organizational
Mike Cosgrove, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Political Agreements and Exporting Activities: An Empirical Assessment of the Effects
of the JCPOA Agreement on Iran's Exports"
Conflicts hinder international trade. Political agreements that restrain conflicts
and remove sanctions may contribute positively to exporting and importing activities.
In this study, we examine the effects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly
known as Iran Nuclear Deal, on Iran’s non-oil exports. Employing a dynamic panel model,
we find a significant increase in the growth rate of industry-level exports following
the removal of nuclear-related sanctions, resulting from this political agreement.
In particular, the exports of industries that have relatively low shares in Iran’s
non-oil exports grow significantly faster than industries with relatively high shares
in those exports. Our findings suggest that even a short-lived political agreement
could have significant positive effects on exporting activities in middle-income countries.
Reference: Dadpay, A., & Tabrizy, S. S. (2021). Political Agreements and Exporting
Activities: An Empirical Assessment of the Effects of the JCPOA Agreement on Iran’s
Exports. Comparative Economic Studies, 63(1), 147-180. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41294-020-00136-x
Scott Wysong, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Website Words Matter: An analysis of business schools' online brand personalities"
This study investigates how a business school website informs a prospective student
about the school's brand personality. Using a content analytical approach, words were
extracted from business school websites in one major US market. The results of this
research demonstrated the utility of a dictionary-based approach to identifying brand
personality, and that within the sample, business schools at public universities signalled
more competence, while those at private universities exhibited more excitement and
sincerity. Also, higher enrolment business schools portrayed themselves as more competent,
while lower enrolment schools described themselves as more sincere. Interestingly,
there was no difference between AACSB-accredited and non-AACSB schools on the brand
personality dimension, competence. Implications and directions for future research
are discussed in detail.
Frank, B., Beldona, S., & Wysong, S. (2020). Website words matter: An analysis of
business schools' online brand personalities. Journal for Global Business Advancement,
Jenny Gu, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Mortgage Loan Securitization and Personal Consumption Smoothening"
In this paper we examine the extent to which personal consumptions are sheltered from
state-specific economic shocks because of banks’ mortgage loan securitizations. We
posit that securitization contributes to personal consumption smoothening due to securitizations’
positive effect on banks’ credit supply, which reduces consumers’ consumption constraints
during economic shocks. READ MORE
Gu, J., Hernandez, R., Liu, P., & Shao, Y. (2015). Mortgage Loan Securitization and
Personal Consumption Smoothening. Journal of Economics and Finance. “lead article”
Lynn Kendall, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Bank Failure Prediction and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
The most recent financial crisis, generally viewed as being precipitated by the early
2000s spate of sub-prime mortgages and their securitization, led to the failure of
507 banks between 2008 and 2014. The year 2008 saw the first wave of 25 bank failures
and by the middle of 2009, another 45 banks had closed.READ MORE
Kendall, Lynn, and Walter Kendall (2016). Bank Failure Prediction and the Subprime
Mortgage Crisis. E-Journal of Business & Economic Issues, XI (III).
Scott Crider, Constantin College
"Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech"
In "Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech," I continue my research and writing in
Shakespeare and rhetoric. In it, I provide the background to Shakespeare's education
in the language arts, especially style and figuration, and the influence that education
had on him as a literary artist. The article and the encyclopedia are written for
both the scholar and the common reader. READ MORE
Crider, Scott F. "Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech." The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Vol. 1. Gen. Ed. Bruce R. Smith. New York: Cambridge UP, 2016. 227-232.
Sally Hicks, Constantin College
"Neutron Scattering Differential Cross Sections for 23Na from 1.5 to 4.5 MeV."
One of the leading designs for the next generation of nuclear fission reactors is
a sodium-moderated fast reactor. Before such reactors can come online, it is necessary
to understand how neutrons, which are prevalent in the reactor environment, interact
with Na, especially in what is the fast neutron energy region between about 1 and
20 MeV. READ MORE
Neutron Scattering Differential Cross Sections for 23Na from 1.5 to 4.5 MeV, J .R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, A. Chakraborty , B.R. Champine,
B. M. Combs, B.P. Crider, L. J. Kersting, A. Kumar, C. J. Lueck, S. H. Liu, P. J.
McDonough, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters , F.M. Prados-Estevez, L.C. Sidwell, A. J.
Sigillito, D.W. Watts, and S.W. Yates, Nuclear Physics A 939 (2015).