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David A. Matsa

Professor of Finance

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Take 5: The Psychology of Healthy Eating

Opting for a salad instead of a steak can be hard. Research from Kellogg can help.

Researchers: Alexander Chernev, Rima Touré-Tillery, Michal Maimaran, Yuval Salant, David A. Matsa and Nancy Qian

June 4, 2019

Marketing

Bias in Organizations May Not Just Come from the Top

Leaders can face bias from their staff, too. A new study shows that male teachers are more likely to leave schools that are led by women.

Researchers: Aliza Husain, David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

April 1, 2019

Organizations

Which Voters Want to Expand Medicaid? Maybe Not the Ones You Think

4-year degree-holders tend to be big supporters—even though they are personally unlikely to benefit.

Researchers: David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

January 7, 2019

Policy

Why Do Companies Turn Down Profitable Investments?

Limited organizational bandwidth can restrict managers’ options.

Researchers: Ravi Jagannathan, David A. Matsa, Iwan Meier and Veha Tarhan

Take 5: How to Motivate Employees

Research sheds light on which employee incentives work best.

Researchers: Rongzhu Ke, Jin Li, Michael Powell, Daniel Barron, George Georgiadis, Jeroen Swinkels, Todd A. Gormley, David A. Matsa, Julia D. Hur, Loran Nordgren and Erika Deserranno

July 5, 2017

Leadership

How Risk Aversion Motivates Executives

Incentivizing leaders with too much stock promotes caution—and encourages underperformance.

Researchers: Todd A. Gormley and David A. Matsa

The Hidden Benefits of Unemployment Insurance

A pioneering study reveals that the benefits of unemployment insurance include reductions in mortgage defaults and improved access to credit.

Researchers: Joanne W. Hsu, David A. Matsa and Brian Melzer

August 4, 2014

Policy

Who Wants to Be First Mate On a Sinking Ship?

Companies in financial distress have trouble attracting the talent they need to right themselves

Researchers: Jennifer Brown and David A. Matsa

March 13, 2013

Economics

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Women lend women a helping hand to obtain top positions

Researchers: David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

September 4, 2012

Leadership

Is There a Female Leadership Style?

Data suggests the answer is “Yes”

Researchers: David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

September 4, 2012

Leadership

Missing in Aisle 5

When grocery stores borrow, consumer experience drops

Researchers: David A. Matsa

February 2, 2011

Finance & Accounting

Are Restaurants Really Supersizing America?

Restricting restaurant meals may not trim Americans’ expanding waistlines

Researchers: Michael Anderson and David A. Matsa

February 1, 2010

Policy

Does Malpractice Liability Keep the Doctor Away?

The impact of tort reform damage caps

Researchers: David A. Matsa

August 1, 2008

Policy