Surprise! Stress makes us poorer decision-makers

“When people are anxious or under high levels of stress they are likely to make more mistakes,” said Ronald Burke, professor of organizational studies at York’s Schulich School of Business, in The Globe and Mail. “Because of anxiety they feel pressure to act quickly.”

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How green is your school?

York’s Schulich School of Business placed second on the Washington-based Aspen Institute’s global ranking of MBA programs with a focus on social and environmental impact, reported the New York Times.

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Theodore Tolias: Economic crisis in Cyprus

“People’s confidence in banks is the very foundation of banking. So if you’re going to fix a car, you don’t take the wheels away,” said Schulich economics Professor Theodore Tolias on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin”. “Depositors are the wheels of the banking system,” he said.

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Budget 2013: The economists’ wish list

“If there is one single priority for the budget, it should be to look beyond the immediate fiscal issues and set a clear direction to a new economy based upon high productivity and environmental sustainability,” said York University’s Packer professor of social justice Andrew Jackson in The Globe and Mail.

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Save a barrel, save a billion

“The point in identifying the savings potential from reducing oil imports is to calm the helplessness we often feel about our ability to finance much-needed transit improvements,” wrote Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Albert Koehl in the Hamilton Spectator.

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