Law, Business and Politics
Nov. 23, 2020—When the COVID-19 pandemic split his class among those who are able to attend in person and many who are quarantined around the world, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management finance professor Jesse Blocher was determined to make learning equitable, even for those in disparate time zones.
Zechmeister, LAPOP rise to challenge of conducting phone surveys on democratic public opinion during COVID-19 pandemic
Nov. 2, 2020—The Latin American Public Opinion Project's efforts never stopped when Vanderbilt closed labs in mid-March due to COVID-19. Instead, director Elizabeth Zechmeister’s team pivoted to exclusively remote work and tackled the monumental task of overhauling research protocols to acquire data that reveals new insights about the pandemic’s effects on democracy.
Sep. 4, 2020—Ethnocentric concerns about the growing political power and social influence of immigrants, African Americans and Latinos are undermining Republicans’ commitment to long-held democratic norms, according to new research by Vanderbilt University political science professor Larry Bartels.
Sep. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University historian Thomas Schwartz has written a biography of famed diplomat Henry Kissinger that offers lessons for today’s political leaders.
Sep. 2, 2020—When it comes to creating successful business interactions, exchanges between buyers and sellers with similar emotional abilities may lead to more lucrative outcomes than an animated or ambitious employee alone.
Jun. 9, 2020—The partisanship of Tennesseans strongly influences their views on COVID-19, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll. The poll also found that economic worries abound as Tennesseans feel the financial effect of the safer-at-home order.
May. 27, 2020—Evolution may explain why we overvalue some things—but not others—to an irrational degree.
May. 21, 2020—Nashvillians gave very high marks to the city’s institutions and elected officials for their response to the COVID-19 crisis, but residents’ economic anxiety levels are high as the city faces hard times and tough financial decisions, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville.
May. 5, 2020—As COVID-19 strains hospitals and doctors’ offices, it’s more important than ever for health care leaders to model, cultivate and support compassion among their staff. Professor of management Tim Vogus distills some best practices for health care leaders.
Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt law professor Jennifer Shinall finds that some, but not all, types of legislation designed to protect pregnant employees are effective in their aim to help these workers keep working during pregnancy and after giving birth.
Apr. 20, 2020—Primary voters prefer incumbents with a proven record of success, according to a new working paper from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, coauthored by Alan Wiseman.
Mar. 2, 2020—Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.