Law, Business and Politics
Jul. 29, 2019—During the 2016 primary season, voters didn't shift their preferences based on who was winning, according to an analysis of more than 325,000 tracking poll results.
Jul. 29, 2019—The largest analysis of gubernatorial executive orders to date reveals important nuances that explain how and when legislatures can constrain executive power.
Jul. 19, 2019—A popular proposal to limit the term of Supreme Court justices to 18 years could introduce unprecedented instability into the constitutional doctrine on polarizing topics, according to Vanderbilt law scholars.
Jun. 26, 2019—Disclosing a lapse in self control, like straying from a diet or spending too much on something frivolous, can help you do better next time if you truly feel guilty about it, but insincere confessions can actually make you more likely to slip up again.
Jun. 18, 2019—In a recent TEDx Nashville talk, Vanderbilt marketing professor Kelly Goldsmith discussed how being a contestant on "Survivor" helped illustrate a novel finding in behavioral science: Sometimes not having enough actually makes you...nicer.
Jun. 17, 2019—International human rights treaties really do work, and they work most effectively against the most repressive governments, argues political scientist Emily Hencken Ritter in a new book.
Jun. 6, 2019—Despite opportunities for broad consensus, Tennessee’s long history of pragmatic politics could be affected by rising polarization along party lines, according to the most recent statewide Vanderbilt University Poll.
May. 29, 2019—An empirical analysis of executive actions taken during President Trump's first year shows that while he focused more on immigration and deregulation than previous presidents, his use of unilateralism was largely in line with his predecessors.
Article co-authored by Randall Thomas selected as one of the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles for 2018
May. 3, 2019—Thomas examines a power struggle between corporate boards of directors and activist shareholders that played out in courts throughout the nation, and its impact on Delaware courts’ accepted role of establishing and maintaining the legal precedents that undergird American corporate governance law.
Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt's 2019 poll of Nashville residents indicates a growing number think the city is no longer “on the right track,” and that the city is growing too quickly. Mayor David Briley receives high marks, however, with a 66 percent approval rating.