John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences; Director of the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics & Management; Professor of Weinberg Department of Economics (courtesy)
In a World of Widespread Video Sharing, What’s Real and What’s Not?
A discussion with a video-authentication expert on what it takes to unearth “deepfakes.”
Researchers: Nicola Persico and Bertram Lyons
December 22, 2022
What Happens to Worker Productivity after a Minimum Wage Increase?
A pay raise boosts productivity for some—but the impact on the bottom line is more complicated.
Researchers: Decio Coviello, Erika Deserranno and Nicola Persico
December 1, 2022
Do Diverse Hiring Committees Choose More Diverse Leaders?
The answer comes down to organizational culture.
Researchers: Justus A. Baron, Bernhard Ganglmair, Nicola Persico, Timothy Simcoe and Emanuele Tarantino
July 1, 2021
How One Colorado Tech Firm Is Helping to Shape the Cannabis Industry
The key has been serving growers and retailers—as well as regulators.
Researchers: Nicola Persico and Jessica Billingsley
December 9, 2019
Take 5: How to Increase Your Office's Productivity
Research-backed tips for improving workflows and discouraging slacking.
Researchers: Michael Powell, Robert L. Bray, Nicola Persico, George Georgiadis, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Chaithanya Bandi
July 5, 2019
Uber and Airbnb Outpaced Regulators by Becoming Indispensable. Parking App Haystack Met a Very Different Fate.
The startup had a popular business model and positive press. Its founder explains why it still failed.
Researchers: Nicola Persico and Eric Meyer
June 3, 2019
Take 5: Tips for Widening—and Improving—Your Candidate Pool
Common biases can cause companies to overlook a wealth of top talent.
Researchers: Lauren Rivera, Paola Sapienza, J. Keith Murnighan, Michael J. Mazzeo, Efraim Benmelech, Carola Frydman and Nicola Persico
September 7, 2018
How Uber Took Manhattan
A Q&A on how startups can anticipate and navigate regulatory challenges.
Researchers: Nicola Persico and Bradley Tusk
April 6, 2017
Take 5: How Leaders Can Stamp Out Bad Behavior and Create a Culture of Integrity
Practical tips to reign in an unethical boss and encourage employees to do the right thing.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Derek D. Rucker, J. Keith Murnighan, Paola Sapienza, Dylan Minor and Nicola Persico
March 6, 2017
Should You Hire Someone with a Criminal Record?
Companies that give ex-offenders a fresh start may be rewarded with employees who stick around.
Researchers: Dylan Minor, Nicola Persico and Deborah M. Weiss
February 3, 2017
A Smarter Way to Schedule
What multitaskers can learn from how judges schedule hearings
Researchers: Robert L. Bray, Decio Coviello, Andrea Ichino and Nicola Persico
October 5, 2015
The Economics of the Illegal Drug Market
An argument for sentencing dealers based on the purity of their product.
Researchers: Manolis Galenianos, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula and Nicola Persico
July 6, 2015
The Sluggish Multitasker
Cognitive demands aside, multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing
Researchers: Decio Coviello, Andrea Ichino and Nicola Persico
April 7, 2014
Being Smarter with CSR
This special issue devoted to corporate social responsibility (CSR), with articles written by our faculty, was published in conjunction with the Kellogg-Aspen Conference
Researchers: Nicola Persico
March 4, 2013