The article features a study by Asst Prof Adonis Antoniades that found voters in the US do not always reward politicians for a boom in local credit supply but are quick to punish them when credit is less available.
The article features Asst Prof Adelle Yang’s study on gift-giving, where the recipients tend to react more positively to things of less long-term satisfaction.
In a commentary, Provost’s Chair Prof Michael Frese (Head, Dept of Management & Organisation) says it is time for a new kind of kiasu mentality to emerge where a culture of being welcoming and open to mistakes is compatible with one that values stability and control.
Visiting Senior Fellow Alex Capri (Dept of Analytics & Operations) says US President Donald Trump could face pressure at home if US companies start losing business in Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to competitors from places like Canada and Australia.
Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh (Director, CGIO) says it would be wise to retain SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek for the short term because of the state of flux the MRT network is under.
In a commentary, Asst Prof Sam Yam (Dept of Management & Organisation) says model employees must be well-rested, their basic body needs well taken care of, so they can concentrate fully on the actions that really matter.