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Dr. William F. Shughart II Publishes Article on TheHill.com on Why Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It's Worth

Dr. William F. Shughart II Publishes Article on TheHill.com on Why Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It's Worth

Excerpt from TheHill.com – “Since California voters mandated daylight saving time (DST) in 1949, considerable evidence has accumulated that shifting clocks back-and- forth twice each year has significant economic costs. Because the human body’s circadian

2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

Every year, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognizes top-performing students, staff, and faculty for their academic and professional accomplishments. In April, the Huntsman School recognized 54 award recipients at an awards luncheon in the L. Tom...

Congratulations Class of 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

The Jon M. Huntsman School Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2018, recognized the 807 undergraduates earning their bachelor’s degree. Dean Douglas Anderson introduced the class of 2018, led by Huntsman School Teacher of the Year Polly Conrad, a lectur

 Huntsman Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Huntsman Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Three students from the Huntsman School of Business won the in-state competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Seniors Scott Saunders, Brett Dommer, and Bretton Ashcroft represented Utah State University at the competition in Salt Lake City, c...

Conducting Academic Research

Conducting Academic Research

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the Business of Teaching Conference and conduct research with a group of students and professors in Iceland and Denmark. Although I am not a professor, I was drawn to this conference because I wanted to be expos...

Inaugural Professor: Does Finance Really Matter?

Inaugural Professor: Does Finance Really Matter?

Does Finance Really Matter? Ben Blau, Economics and Finance professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, answered this question at the president’s inaugural lecture on November 7.

Top Finish in National Real Estate Investing Competition

Top Finish in National Real Estate Investing Competition

A team of Huntsman School students placed third in a national real estate competition, ahead of Harvard, BYU, Wisconsin Madison, Pepperdine and others in the 2016 Real Confidence University Challenge.

Exploring Careers in NYC

Exploring Careers in NYC

Sixteen students, along with two faculty members, travelled to New York City earlier this month for three days of career exploration visits with finance firms. The ten visits included large firms such as Goldman Sachs, KPMG, and Bloomberg as well as S&P,

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research highlights of Huntsman School faculty members.

The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes Dr. Briggs Depew as an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance and Dr. Mike Ulrich as an Assistant Professor, Department of Management.

Helping Families in Need

Helping Families in Need

Many Americans feel stress and uncertainty about their finances. In a recent Federal Reserve report, nearly one-third of survey respondents said they’re “just getting by” financially, and about one-quarter reported struggling to pay bills. Almost half o

My Favorite Professors

My Favorite Professors

The Jon M Huntsman School of Business has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with incredible professors, mentors, and friends. As I consider my time at the Huntsman School, there are so many professors I would like to thank, like Craig Petersen, Pa...

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

My experience in the Huntsman School of Business has been transformative. I came to college thinking I would pick a major, finish school quickly, and start my career. I never expected to discover the entire world at my fingertips in Logan, but the Huntsma...

3 Hired by Goldman Sachs

3 Hired by Goldman Sachs

Congratulations to three Huntsman students who recently received full-time offers as financial analysts in the highly sought after Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. The Huntsman School of Business was the only institution to place three studen...

Experienced finance professional joins Huntsman School

Experienced finance professional joins Huntsman School

Rick Hornsby, one of the newest faculty members in the Huntsman School, is a Cache Valley native who graduated from Logan High School. After receiving two degrees from the Huntsman School, he set out for a career that would take him from one side of the c...

In Memoriam Reed Robert Durtschi 1926-2015

In Memoriam Reed Robert Durtschi 1926-2015

Professor emeritus Reed Durtschi passed away on August 13, 2015, in North Logan, Utah. Durtschi was raised on a dairy farm in Teton Valley and served in the Navy during World War II and the Army during the Korean War. He married Jean Blackburn in 1950. He...

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

My experience at the Huntsman School of Business has been second to none. The school challenges us to “dare mighty things” and provides amazing opportunities to get involved and accomplish our dreams.

My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor

It is impossible to leave Dr. Shannon Peterson’s class without feeling academically challenged. She has challenged me in ways that have changed the way I think about learning, life, and myself.

Voice: Sylvia Jones, Economics, '87

Voice: Sylvia Jones, Economics, '87

Find out what you are passionate about. What moves you? Once you figure that out then everything else usually comes naturally. In most cases what you are passionate about is a result of your life experience. Focus your energy in the direction of your pass...

Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim shares his Huntsman experience of traveling to ten different countries, moving to California for an internship, becoming the Scholar of the Year and now accepting his dream job.

Brooke Siler - Student Success Story

Brooke Siler - Student Success Story

Brooke shares her experience as a bio-chemistry and economics dual major.

Exploring Finance Careers

Exploring Finance Careers

Data analytics and communications skills. That about sums up the advice given by employers to Huntsman School students on the 6th annual NYC Career Exploration Trip in early May. A group of 16 students, led by finance professors Ryan Whitby and Paul Fjeld...

USU Honors Two Huntsman Grads

USU Honors Two Huntsman Grads

Two graduates of the Huntsman School, Blake Kirby, Accounting, ’92, and David Miller, Finance, ’87, were honored by Utah State University with Distinguished Alumnus Awards at the annual Founders Day celebration.

Alumnus Named CEO of Buffett Company

Alumnus Named CEO of Buffett Company

Justin Wheeler, Finance and French, ’95, has been appointed as the CEO of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC. After graduating from USU, Wheeler worked for a small private equity firm and then went on to earn his MBA from Brigham Young University. He spent...

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Seven Huntsman students were invited to the Insight Dubai Women’s Conference in the United Arab Emirates. One of those students, Wendy Bosshardt, Marketing and Psychology, ’15, attended the conference last year and was one of only four students worldwide

California's drought has reached Biblical-plague proportions. It's time for a drastic measure.

California's drought has reached Biblical-plague proportions. It's time for a drastic measure.

By Professor Randy Simmons. Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any number of water conservation tactics...

How saving for retirement requires change in approach

How saving for retirement requires change in approach

Huntsman professor, Aspen Gorry, is quoted in the following KTAR.com article. For generations, the responsibility of paying for employees’ retirement often fell upon the companies that hired them. In the manufacturing-based economy that was the 20th-centu...

Young Alumnus Succeeding at Facebook

Young Alumnus Succeeding at Facebook

After graduation in 2007, Mike Bailey, Economics (BA) and Math (BS), received a scholarship to Stanford’s PhD program. Nearing graduation from Stanford, Bailey began work at Yahoo! Research. He and his team studied the effectiveness of online targeted adv...

Deeper into China

Deeper into China

The Huntsman School of Business and the Northwest University for Nationalities (NWUN), based in Lanzhou, China, announced an academic partnership to offer an undergraduate degree in International Economics. This is the fourth such partnership for the Hunt...

Broadening Her Horizons

Broadening Her Horizons

With the support of the Huntsman Scholars Program and the USU Honors Program, Allison Fife, ’15, Economics and History, recently attended the Insight Dubai conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Throughout the conference, she attended lectures and dis...

My Huntsman Experience: Scott Laneri

My Huntsman Experience: Scott Laneri

Much like Jon M. Huntsman, the Huntsman School of Business itself is a giver. The term “giver” comes from Adam Grant’s book Give and Take, where he writes that there are three types of people in the world: takers, matchers, and givers. Takers are t...

Professor Chris Fawson Recipient of Student Advocacy & Support Award

Professor Chris Fawson Recipient of Student Advocacy & Support Award

On Tuesday night Dr. Chris Fawson was presented with the inaugural Excellence in Student Advocacy & Support Award. Dr. Fawson was the first recipient of the new award, which has the goal of recognizing outstanding faculty and staff who go above and beyond...

 Huntsman School Success Story: Brooke Siler

Huntsman School Success Story: Brooke Siler

Brooke Siler, '14, Economics and Biochemistry, Goldwater Scholar, 2014 Huntsman School Valedictorian. In the book Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, she describes that your career path should not just be climbing up the corporate ladder, but rather traversing t...

Always an Aggie: Sterling Morris

Always an Aggie: Sterling Morris

When looking for the best college and academic experience available, Sterling Morris chose Utah State University. Sterling graduated from USU with a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems along with earning two Bachelor’s degrees in Economics a...

To own your education is to dare mighty things

To own your education is to dare mighty things

As an economics student planning to enter the field of public health and health policy, I discovered the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) at Columbia University through a Google search—proof that opportunities are literally at our fingertips....

Judging a Part by the Size of its Whole: The Category Size Bias in Probability Judgments

Judging a Part by the Size of its Whole: The Category Size Bias in Probability Judgments

Consumers might be said to have a prediction addiction—they speculate about sports, politics, weather, stocks, sweepstakes, health, and relationships, to name just a few areas. What’s more, predictions often guide their decisions. For example, they may de...

Triple Major Jim Allred Shares Path to Success and How Peers Can Do the Same

Triple Major Jim Allred Shares Path to Success and How Peers Can Do the Same

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, despite being one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi, is a “start-up” compared to some nationally recognized institutions. Yes, the school has made dramatic steps toward national prominence in th...

Research Finds Correlation Between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Research Finds Correlation Between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Banks that have better political connections and invest money in lobbying are more likely to get emergency loans from the Federal Reserve System, according to research done by a Huntsman professor.

One might expect lobbyists and politically-conne...

Research Finds Correlation between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Research Finds Correlation between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Banks that have better political connections and invest money in lobbying are more likely to get emergency loans from the Federal Reserve System, according to research done by a Huntsman professor.

One might expect lobbyists and politically-conne...

Alum Lars Peter Hansen Named 2013 Nobel Economics Laureate

Alum Lars Peter Hansen Named 2013 Nobel Economics Laureate

Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen is one of three Americans named as a recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Dr. Hansen and Eugene Fama, both of the University of Chicago, along with Robert Shiller of Yale University, were aw...

USU Graduate Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

USU Graduate Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

Lars Peter Hansen, a USU graduate with a degree in political science and mathematics, has been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. He took graduate-level economics classes at the Huntsman School of Business. He was awarded a Huntsman Pro...

William F. Shughart II Describes Past IRS Audit Abuses

William F. Shughart II Describes Past IRS Audit Abuses

Earlier this year the IRS came under fire for auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings. In this video interview Professor William F. Shughart II describes how historically other groups have been targeted because of their contrasting id...

William F. Shughart II Named Research Director for the Independent Institute

William F. Shughart II Named Research Director for the Independent Institute

Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II has been named the research director for the Independent Institute, a non-profit public policy organization based in Oakland, Calif., that seeks to “evaluate, refine, and propose advances that provide sound soluti...

Jason Smith Wins Jensen Prize for Corp. Finance Research

Jason Smith Wins Jensen Prize for Corp. Finance Research

Jason Smith, assistant professor, recently won the 2012 Jensen Prize (Second Prize) for a paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Here he explains his research into how cash flow can influence how quickly a firm will move to an optimal leve...

Some Government Regs. Can Hurt Low-Income Households

Some Government Regs. Can Hurt Low-Income Households

Diana Thomas, assistant prof., testified before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee explaining how certain government regulations can hurt low-income families. Watch her testimony or click below to see her research explained.

Huntsman Assistant Professor Michael Thomas Tells John Stossel "Sin Taxes" Can Stimulate Black Markets and Create Substitution Effects

Huntsman Assistant Professor Michael Thomas Tells John Stossel "Sin Taxes" Can Stimulate Black Markets and Create Substitution Effects

John Stossel interviewed Michael Thomas on the Fox Business network show "Stossel," asking him about research he has done with William F. Shughart II, on "sin taxes." Dr. Thomas said such taxes can have unintended consequences, such as creating black mark...

Professor Diana Thomas Has Created a Series of Innovative Teaching Videos

Professor Diana Thomas Has Created a Series of Innovative Teaching Videos

Professor Diana Thomas worked with the Institute for Humane Studies recently to create four innovative, highly graphic, short videos that illustrate some intriguing ideas in her field of research, public choice. The videos are free online as part of the L...

William F. Shughart II Publishes Scholarly Handbook on Managerial Economics

William F. Shughart II Publishes Scholarly Handbook on Managerial Economics

The first scholarly handbook in managerial economics published, co-edited by the Huntsman School’s own Economics Professor William F. Shughart II, is now available for purchase in both the United States and Europe.

Recent IRS Actions Are Part of a Pattern, Says Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II

Recent IRS Actions Are Part of a Pattern, Says Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II

Professor William F. Shughart II, of the Huntsman School of Business, said the recently reported IRS action of auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings is not new, but rather it is part of a historical pattern in which the federal agen...

Nine Bloomberg Terminals Are Available to Huntsman Students

Nine Bloomberg Terminals Are Available to Huntsman Students

Knowing how to use a Bloomberg Terminal to access all kinds of real-time financial, economic, and business news information is something that can set a student apart. Why? More than 350,000 finance professionals use Bloomberg Terminals every day to access...

Department of Economics and Finance Awarded USU’s Teaching Excellence Prize

Department of Economics and Finance Awarded USU’s Teaching Excellence Prize

Utah State University recently awarded the Economics and Finance Department at the Huntsman School of Business with the 2013 Department Teaching Excellence Award. This award is the highest honor given to academic departments, and recognizes department cul...

Professor Randy Simmons on Carbon Taxes in <i>National Journal’s</i> Blog

Professor Randy Simmons on Carbon Taxes in National Journal’s Blog

Randy T. Simmons, professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the Huntsman School, and Ryan M. Yonk, professor in the Department of Political Science at Southern Utah University, published a blog post in the National Journal's Energy Experts b...

Austrailian Professor, Cagri Kumru, Presents Research on Aging Populations

Austrailian Professor, Cagri Kumru, Presents Research on Aging Populations

An assistant professor from Australian National University, Cagri Kumru, visited the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business for two weeks in January to collaborate on research about aging populations.

Two Graduates Find Success in Unexpected Places

Two Graduates Find Success in Unexpected Places

Whitney Dastrup imagined she would get a nice corporate job when she graduated. She now travels back and forth between San Francisco and India managing a small nonprofit organization that provides education to poor children. Scot Marsden, who majored in f...

Huntsman Research on Soda-related "Sin Taxes" Makes National News

Huntsman Research on Soda-related "Sin Taxes" Makes National News

U.S. News and World Report recently published an opinion article authored by two Huntsman professors on the drawbacks of soda-related “sin taxes.” The article was co-authored by Huntsman professors William F. Shughart II and Michael D. Thomas, along with

Steve Gould Completes Five Internships in Two and a Half Years

Steve Gould Completes Five Internships in Two and a Half Years

Five. That’s how many internships Huntsman student Steve Gould has completed in the last two and a half years--in Houston, Spokane, St. George, and Cache Valley. He has interned in an oil pipeline company's investor relations department, in redesigning a

Huntsman School Recognized by the CFA Institute

Huntsman School Recognized by the CFA Institute

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is one of just 20 schools in the United States to be recognized by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute for the work it is doing to prepare students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst© designation,

Dr. Diana Thomas Researches How Political Entrepreneurs Affect Rules of Economic Exchange

Dr. Diana Thomas Researches How Political Entrepreneurs Affect Rules of Economic Exchange

The research interests of Dr. Diana Thomas stretch across the globe. A German native, she has published papers on the regulation of late medieval German beer markets, on informal property rights institutions among taxi cab drivers in Trujillo, Peru, and e...

My Favorite Professor: Professor Ben Blau Connects Finance to Real World News of the Day

My Favorite Professor: Professor Ben Blau Connects Finance to Real World News of the Day

Dr. Ben Blau, a professor of finance, has a unique philosophy when it comes to teaching, a philosophy that he explains to his students before every difficult assignment or impossible midterm exam. He believes that professors who make students think that t...

Scott Schaefer Is Known For His Research into Workplace Dynamics

Scott Schaefer Is Known For His Research into Workplace Dynamics

Scott Schaefer, who was recently appointed as a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Visiting Professor, is recognized for his research using economic theories to explore how people relate to each other within organizations. During the fall 2012 semester, he will...

Vern Beuhler Endowed Professorship Will Be Held By Dr. Chris Fawson

Vern Beuhler Endowed Professorship Will Be Held By Dr. Chris Fawson

Dr. Chris Fawson, credited with playing a key role in the recent progress of the Huntsman School of Business, will now hold a professorship endowed by a former professor who helped shape the direction of the school 40 years ago, Dr. Vern Buehler. Dr. Faws...

Researcher from the University of Chicago comes to Huntsman School of Business

Researcher from the University of Chicago comes to Huntsman School of Business

Devon Gorry took her first economics class at Dartmouth College simply because her brother majored in the subject. Having always had a passion for math and science, Dr. Gorry found she enjoyed the application of mathematical reasoning to real-world proble...

Huntsman Students, Faculty and Staff Win Prestigious Awards

Huntsman Students, Faculty and Staff Win Prestigious Awards

Diana Thomas, assistant professor of economics and finance, was named Researcher of the Year for her work exploring the role political entrepreneurs play in changing the formal and informal rules that govern economic exchange and society more generally. B...

Economics Student a Finalist for Carnegie Fellowship

Economics Student a Finalist for Carnegie Fellowship

A student in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was recently named a finalist for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program. Kjersten Adams, a Huntsman scholar and senior honors student in economics, traveled to Washington,...

Bill Shughart, First J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice

Bill Shughart, First J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice

This year, the Huntsman School welcomed Dr. William Shughart, the first J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice. A syndicated columnist and respected economist, Dr. Shughart has over 200 published scholarly articles, book chapters, and reviews. Dr. Shugh...

A New Master’s Degree in Financial Economics

A New Master’s Degree in Financial Economics

A new Master of Science degree in financial economics was launched in the fall of 2012. Tyler Bowles, head of the Economics and Finance Department, said this degree will prepare students for demanding careers in the financial services industry with the re...

Just how much will that flu vaccine help?

Just how much will that flu vaccine help?

Every year between 5 and 20 percent of the US population contracts influenza, and in a typical year, complications from the flu lead to 200,000 hospitalizations and 30,000 deaths. The influenza vaccine has the potential to greatly reduce this public healt...