Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest accidental ocean oil spill in history, an interdisciplinary LSU team is working to advance safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry. Could better safety protocols have prevented disaster on April 20, 2010? Yes—but rules and regulations only matter to the degree they’re followed, which requires more than new rules and regulations. Namely, a change of mindset.
Haitao Mo, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, co-authored a paper that won the 2019 Spängler IQAM Best Paper in Investments Prize from the European Finance Association (EFA).
While the data revolution is transforming every industry sector, the university classroom is also undergoing a transformation. In order to meet current and future industry demands, university professors, especially in business, technology, data and analytics, are evolving their teaching methods to develop and train the students who will be the workforce of the future.
Baton Rouge – Laura D. Wiley, PhD, CPA, assistant department chair and senior instructor in the Department of Accounting, has co-authored Auditing: A Practical Approach with Data Analytics with Raymond Johnson, an Oregon CPA who teaches auditing concepts and practices and financial statement analysis at Portland State University. According to the publisher’s website, the textbook “prepares students for the rapidly changing demands of the auditing profession by meeting the data-driven requirements of today’s workforce,” adding “this course uses a practical, case-based approach to help students develop professional judgment, think critically about the auditing process, and develop the decision-making skills necessary to perform a real-world audit.”
BATON ROUGE – LSU is pleased to announce that Samuel Bentley Sr., Geology Professor and Billy and Ann Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology at LSU, has been named Vice President for Research & Economic Development.
LSU students, faculty and staff represented the university during LSU Day at the Louisiana State Capitol April 16, 2019. The event provided an opportunity to remind the Louisiana Legislature, as well as visitors to the Capitol, how LSU benefits our state.
Qiankun Zhou, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.
The LSU department of economics is hosting a one-day conference of applied microeconomic research Friday, March 29, 2019. Economists from LSU and Tulane University will present findings on a diverse set of applied micro topics including college selectivity's impact on the labor market and family outcomes; unintended effects of flood insurance; police-related deaths and crime; the impact of the 1918 flu on India; Medicare payments and health; and exercise incentive programs. Presenters include Elliott Isaac, Wei Long and Engy Ziedan from Tulane University and Abigail Peralta, Daniel Keniston and Barton Willage from LSU.
BATON Rouge - Professor Emeritus William C. Black has been awarded the 2019 Doctoral Educator’s Award from the Southeast Marketing Symposium member Universities, which include Florida State University, Louisiana State University, The University of Memphis, Mississippi State University, The University of Alabama, The University of Arkansas, The University of Georgia, The University of Kentucky, The University of Mississippi, and the University of Tennessee. The award recognizes those individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to marketing doctoral education during their careers.
BATON ROUGE - The E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Accounting will host its annual Regional Research Conference Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Business Education Complex with Bharat Sarath, PhD, as this year’s speaker. Accounting faculty from colleges throughout Louisiana are invited to attend.
BATON ROUGE – ForensicsColleges.com, an on-line resource specializing in forensic accounting programs across the country, has recognized the Master of Accountancy degree program in the E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Accounting for excellence in combating securities and commodities fraud. Professor Larry Crumbley was also recognized as an expert in the field.
Professor Elizabeth Sheedy of the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre applied for and received 10,000 Australian dollars from the Macquarie Faculty of Business and Economics Visiting International Scholar Award fund to support Chance’s visit. “I’ll be studying risk ethics with Professor Sheedy and various other topics that may arise as well as giving various lectures on campus and possibly in Sydney,” said Chance as well as giving various lectures on campus and possibly in Sydney.
The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has published its annual Tiger Tactics newsletter announcing several accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA - The research of Department of Finance PhD Student Mobina Shafaati has been recognized with a $30,000 (Canadian) grant from the Canadian Derivatives Institute.
PhotoLea Eilers BATON ROUGE - Professor Lea Eilers, a researcher with the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) at their Essen, Germany-based Research Data Center FDZ Ruhr spent several weeks during the Fall 2018 semester collaborating and researching with Professor Kelley Pace, Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business.
BATON ROUGE - Professor Lea Eilers, a researcher with the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) at their Essen, Germany-based Research Data Center FDZ Ruhr spent several weeks during the Fall 2018 semester collaborating and researching with Professor Kelley Pace, Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business. The visit was part of the RWI Transatlantic Research Exchange, a scientific exchange program between researchers of the RWI and North American research institutes in the field of economics. The program is supported by a grant from the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany.
BATON ROUGE - Reginald L. Tucker, assistant professor in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing that examined the influence of ADHD on business start-up [Wicklund, J., Yu, W., Tucker, R., and Marino, L. D. (2017), ADHD, impulsivity and entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Venturing, 32(6), 627-656.].
BATON ROUGE —The central issue debated at each successive legislative session for over a decade, Louisiana’s significant fiscal problems have remained unresolved despite efforts to mitigate the state’s financial woes and avoid cutting key services or resorting to stop-gap solutions. Louisiana created its current tax structure in the 1970s, with some subsequent revisions in response to new economic realities. While many developments in Louisiana’s fiscal picture lie outside the state’s control, other changes including shifting tax rates, shrinking the tax base, and increasing the number of exemptions, deductions, and tax credits, resulted from decisions made by the legislative body. In Exploring Long-Term Solutions for Louisiana’s Tax System, James A. Richardson, Steven M. Sheffrin, James Alm, and other contributors advocate for establishing financial reforms geared to long-term change and more stable fiscal prospects.
BATON ROUGE – On Oct. 26-28, the Louisiana State University Department of Economics will host the Advances in Econometrics Conference at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.
BATON ROUGE – Samira Fallah, a PhD candidate in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, co-authored a paper published by the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR).
BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2019-2020 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) at The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s annual Top 100 Luncheon.
BATON ROUGE - D. Larry Crumbley, adjunct professor in the LSU Department of Accounting, recently made the cover of New Accountant for his novel "The Big R: A Forensic Accounting Adventure."
BATON ROUGE – Research demonstrates that customer gratitude is linked to increases in share of wallet, sales revenue, sales growth and customer commitment. What about the role of salesperson gratitude in buyer-seller relationships?
BATON ROUGE – Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences in the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, has been selected as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE). Piccoli’s three-year term will begin on Jan. 1, 2019.
BATON ROUGE – An LSU accounting graduate collaborated with two LSU Department of Accounting faculty on a paper that was recently published online in The Journal of Accounting Literature.
BATON ROUGE – A recent Wall Street Journal article, “France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools” quotes Louis-Philippe Beland, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Economics, and mentions his study on the impact of banning mobile phone use in schools.
BATON ROUGE – Is aggressive revenue management by a supplier greater when the supplier and their major customer engage the same office-level auditor and when the major customer makes significant purchases from the supplier? These questions are at the core of a study conducted by Professor Ken Reichelt, LSU Department of Accounting, and co-authors Hsihui Chang, Drexel University; Hsin-Chi Chen, Tunghai University and Jengfang Chen, Macquarie University.
BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.
News & Events Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Announces Multi-Agency Campaign to Improve Coastal Resilience
BATON ROUGE – Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.
BATON ROUGE – Cory Hutchinson, an associate professor for research in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and director of the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), was one of six experts invited to present a lightning talk during the recent U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Data Forum.
BATON ROUGE – A paper authored by a group including two LSU professors was recently honored by The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, a quarterly publication of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS).
BATON ROUGE – Thomas Greckhamer, a professor in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, was the keynote speaker at the International QCA Summer Workshop 2018 held May 28-30 at the University of Wuppertal.
BATON ROUGE – The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC) selected Naci Mocan, a professor in the LSU Department of Economics, as a keynote speaker for the organization’s European graduate student workshop held at the University of Luxembourg.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1.
BATON ROUGE - Female entrepreneurs have been at a disadvantage when seeking financial backing from traditional sources, but new research shows that crowdfunding investors view them as more trustworthy, making female-led projects more likely to secure support through crowdfunding platforms.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Discover has recognized two undergraduate students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business for their research.
BATON ROUGE – A study by the Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business has determined that LSU’s economic impact on Louisiana totals $5.1 billion. This marks the first time that the impact of all eight LSU campuses – LSU, the LSU AgCenter, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSU-Alexandria, LSU-Eunice, LSU-Shreveport, and the LSU Health Sciences Centers in Shreveport and New Orleans – has been illustrated from the state level and on a campus-by-campus basis.
BATON ROUGE - Journal of Management accepted a paper written by Thomas Greckhamer, professor in the Rucks Department of Management in LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, and Furkan Gur, an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University who graduated with a PhD in management from the E. J. Ourso College of Business in 2016.
BATON ROUGE – Law enforcement officers, representatives from state agencies and safety stakeholders were in attendance at the Traffic Records User Conference held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Education Complex.
BATON ROUGE – “The Mismatch between Expectations and Realities of AS4 Audits: A Post-Implementation Research Analysis” by Sanaz Aghazadeh, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Accounting, and Marietta Peytcheva, associate professor at Lehigh University, was accepted for publication in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
BATON ROUGE – “Politics and Entrepreneurship in the U.S.,” a paper co-authored by LSU Department of Economics faculty members Louis-Philippe Beland and Bulent Unel was accepted for publication by the Canadian Journal of Economics.
BATON ROUGE – Econometric Theory accepted a paper written by Qiankun Zhou, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Economics and Cheng Hsiao, a professor at the University of Southern California.
BATON ROUGE – The Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), a division of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, recently hosted the 43rd annual International Traffic Records Forum in New Orleans.
BATON ROUGE - Since mid-2015 professor Joe Mason in the Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has been participating in a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Federal Reserve known as the Faster Payments Task Force.
BATON ROUGE – The 2017 NBA All-Star Game brought an estimated $44.9 million in spending to the state of Louisiana, according to a new study released today by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group, or EPRG, at the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
BATON ROUGE – PhD students from the Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business presented their research findings at multiple American Accounting Association (AAA) conferences since the beginning of the year.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Economics will host the Spring 2017 Midwest Macroeconomics Conference May 19-21 at the E. J. Ourso College of Business Education Complex.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Department of Economics Professor H. Naci Mocan has been appointed to the Louisiana Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could lose as much as $3.6 billion in homes, businesses and other infrastructure over the next 50 years if the state takes no action to curb its coastal land loss crisis, according to a new study released today by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
BATON ROUGE - LSU Professor of Finance Joseph Mason and a study he conducted for the Institute for Energy Research were both quoted in an article by the Wall Street Journal titled "Donald Trump's Economic Plan Up Close Doesn't Add Up."