Consumers tend to overuse shared products
As consumers, we are becoming more communal. Among other products we now share with strangers are shampoo and body wash in containers affixed to hotel suite showers as well as hand sanitizers in public dispensers at gyms, campuses, libraries, and other facilities. The benefits are several: hotels save on toiletry...
Women add value to more complex ‘integral’ inventions
The presence of women on company innovations teams increased invention value by 6.3% when the teams produced more complex inventions, a study finds.
Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2023
Most of the students from the Class of 2023 started this journey in fall 2019 — the last quarter of pandemic-free existence. Just months after they stepped onto UC Riverside’s campus, they exchanged classroom numbers for Zoom links and ventured through their first year of higher education without traditional support...
UCR-led analysis seeks online advertising protocols for data transparency, consumer privacy, and brand safety
Several Internet business experts see a technology that has made cryptocurrencies possible as a panacea to today’s online advertising accountability woes that stem from ad-tech giants hoarding the ad engagement data in their walled gardens. These experts now call for “Blockchain” technology to provide transparency to level the playing field...
Pandemic left behind, the Inland Empire economy flourished in 2022
Despite the recession drumbeat getting louder in many quarters across the nation, the Inland Empire’s economy is not only showing strength, but is outstripping California’s other major metros and the state as a whole along some very key measures, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School...
Will the U.S. economy fall into recession in 2023? Only if the Fed intensifies current tightening policies
The U.S. economy has little chance of falling into a recession this year or next unless the Federal Reserve raises interest rates more than they are currently projecting, according to a new forecast released yesterday at the 13th annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference, hosted by the UC Riverside School...
Inland Empire business activity growth contrasts with national decline
Business activity in the Inland Empire continued to rise in the latest numbers, standing in stark contrast to the decline in GDP at the national level, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The...
Regents approve plans for new School of Business building
The Regents of the University of California have approved construction plans for a new UC Riverside School of Business building that will provide more instructional and administrative space to meet growing enrollment demand. The vote, which took place July 20, allows the campus to move forward with construction this fall...
Inland Empire business activity still going strong
Business activity in the Inland Empire has continued to grow, and in the context of today’s increasingly uncertain economic environment, stands in stark contrast to growth trends in the nation, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic...
Fewer than one-third of Inland Empire households can afford to buy a home in one of Southern California’s ‘most affordable’ housing markets
Despite recessionary fears, IE labor market continues to show strength
California does not need to choose between post-pandemic economic growth and reducing carbon emissions
Surprisingly, environmental leader California has a smaller ‘green economy’ than the average U.S. state and would need to add many thousands of environmentally friendly jobs to catch up. The good news is it’s on track to do just that, according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School...
How company leaders talk about creativity can hurt investor confidence
Talking about innovation can hurt a firm’s market performance but enhance earnings
California’s creative economy bounces back but expands unevenly
New analysis tracks performance of state’s creative industries before, during, and after covid, revealing longer term direction
Inland Empire business activity headed for moderate growth
Labor shortages will be region’s key restraint on economic growth
Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus
UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...
Mass customization can make fashion more sustainable if customers are willing to wait for it
High fees for disposal and recycling can boost the sustainable effect under some circumstances
Surveys with repetitive questions yield bad data, study finds
“In as few as six or eight questions, people are already answering in such a way that you’re worse off if you’re trying to predict real-world behavior”
Inland Empire economy nears full recovery from pandemic downturn
Available labor supply likely to be among 2022’s biggest restraints on growth
Mamma Mia! Sweden gains the most musicians during the pandemic
Musician migration rates muted during pandemic, but interesting regional trends emerge