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Op-Ed: As Houston, Florida Recover from Hurricanes, Home Values May Drop—Even in Areas That Weren’t Flooded

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Perceptions of Danger

After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, New Yorkers not only had to rebuild their damaged homes, but they also faced a crisis of consumer confidence.

Even in areas that weren’t impacted by flooding and storm damage, the value of homes decreased, testimony to the wariness that future homebuyers had about the impact of forthcoming storms.Continue Reading


New Business Faculty for 2017

Leanne Adams speaks with Christopher Miller after the first faculty meeting in September. Both Adams and Miller are new instructors-in-residence in the accounting department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Leanne Adams speaks with Christopher Miller after the first faculty meeting in September. Both Adams and Miller are new instructors-in-residence in the accounting department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Impressive Professors Bring Strong Credentials, Added Zeal to School of Business Ranks

An expert in terror analytics, a marketer who worked for NBC, Pepsi and Disney, and a champion of the volunteer income tax program at UConn are among the newest faculty at the School of Business. Continue Reading


Do Deep Promotional Discounts Work? New Study Sheds Light on Strategy

University of Arkansas – Many retailers employ discounts to attract customers, but it can be difficult for businesses to know what effect these discounts have on overall store performance, and few studies have analyzed store-level data to know for sure whether this strategy works.

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Reinsurance Firms Ride Out Wave of Storm Losses

Greewich Time – The reinsurers figure out how to cover their losses long before the storms hit.
Amid an exceptionally active Atlantic hurricane season, reinsurance firms in Stamford and elsewhere are tracking the tempests with concern, but not much surprise. Based on decades of experience, many reinsurers have built operations that can cumulatively pay out billions in claims from hurricanes like Harvey and Irma without jeopardizing their fiscal security.

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Finance Department Hosts First International Risk Conference

Henry Chen '15 MSFRM, Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young, speaks at the first annual International Risk Conference (Katherine Ruiz/UConn School of Business)
Henry Chen ’15 MSFRM, Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young, speaks at the first annual International Risk Conference (Katherine Ruiz/UConn School of Business)

Industry Experts, Alumni, Prospective Students Attend UConn’s First International Risk Management Conference in Shanghai

In an effort to expand and reinforce the international reputation of the School of Business, especially its finance programs, UConn held its first International Risk Management Conference in Shanghai, China, on Aug. 11. Continue Reading