A new study drawing on data from Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers.com finds that for the 1,064 movies that opened between 2003 and 2010 in at least 1,000 theaters, inflating weekend revenue was hardly an unusual occurrence.
Finance professor Darrell Duffie of the Stanford Graduate School of Business proposes alternative capital requirements for banks to eliminate potential unintended consequences of financial reform.
Supermarkets either advertise themselves as offering "everyday low pricing" or holding sales with special promotional pricing. New research coauthored by Stanford's Harikesh Nair says one model has lower fixed costs and the other produces higher revenues.
Baba Shiv finds that people who are lonely prefer products that the majority don't prefer — but only in private.
Choices that make people happy are complex according to research coauthored by business school Professor Jennifer Aaker. Factors include how old the subject is, his or her view of time, and is she focused on the present or the future?
Baba Shiv's research reveals why hypothetical questions aren't as innocent as they seem.
To increase revenue, social networking sites need to give their most active users reason to post more information and make more friends, according to Harikesh Nair of the Graduate School of Business and his co-researchers.
Nice guys may not finish first, according to research coauthored by Nir Halevy of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In fact, taking care of others in your group and even taking care of outsiders may reduce a nice guy's chance of becoming a leader.
Elections sometimes give policy makers incentives to pander to implement policies that voters think are in their best interest even though the policy maker knows they are not, says Professor Kenneth Shotts. In general, an effective media reduces this tendency to pander, "but there are some exceptions to this general rule."