Category: Forbes

Are E-Cigarettes’ Popularity Causing More Teens to Smoke?

Forbes Michael Siegel, School of Public Health As cigarette use continues its historical drop among teens and e-cigarette use has begun climbing, one question looms large for public health officials: will the popularity of e-cigarettes undo all the progress made in reducing teen smoking rates?… Expert quote: “Right now, the current evidence suggests the opposite: […]

Social Media Is The New Battle Ground For College Binge Drinking

Forbes Michael Siegel, School of Public Health What will hold a college student’s attention longer: A tweet from a university about healthy alcohol consumption or an advertisement on a Facebook page from a beer company?… Expert quote: “I think for any organization trying to curtail alcohol use or binge drinking, it’s almost imperative to have […]

We All Have A Bias Blind Spot, Argues Study — Some More Tenacious Than Others

Forbes Carey Morewedge, Questrom School of Business Most of us recognize that our thinking features a certain degree of bias. But just how biased our thinking is when compared to the next person – that’s a different story… Expert quote: “This susceptibility to the bias blind spot appears to be pervasive, and is unrelated to people’s […]

China Kicks World Bank To The Curb In Latin America

Forbes Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences Drive along the long and straight Avenida del Libertadores in Buenos Aires and you’ll see them. Billboards of the world’s biggest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China , hanging above the traffic… Expert quote: “There is no easy way to measure Chinese bank loans to Latin America.” […]

As The U.S. Sleeps, China Conquers Latin America

Forbes Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences Step aside, EU! China is set to become Latin America’s second-largest trading partner in two years. And 13 years later it will be king of the hill according to the journal China Policy Review… Expert quote: “As commodity prices slide and the terms of trade decline, the lack of ability of Latin […]