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As part of a research-intensive university, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire pursues impactful scholarly research that advances theory and knowledge in core business disciplines, economics and hospitality management as a central part of its mission. As a professional school at a land grant university, we also seek to improve business and industry in the state, the region and beyond. 

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Featured research impacting the field, policy, and practice

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Thriving during crisis

Thriving during crisis

How some entrepreneurs thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Mind the $500,000 Gap

Mind the $500,000 Gap

Even in severance packages, gender pay gap persists...

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Jennifer Griffith

Style Matters

Style Matters

UNH research amidst COVID-19 finds leadership approach may impact crisis outcomes...

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Bradley Herring 2021

The Economics of Health

The Economics of Health

Bradley Herring, Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair...

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Breaching Information Security Policies

Breaching Information Security Policies

How a company's ethical climate impacts individuals' noncompliance...

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Artificial Intelligence Disrupting Industries

Artificial Intelligence Disrupting Industries

A look at the ethical implications for individuals, companies and society...

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 recently accepted/published papers

Karen Conway professor of economics

Expanding elderly tax breaks does not improve economic growth

In the lead article in Contemporary Economic PolicyJohn A. Hogan Distinguish Professor of Economics Karen Conway and her coauthors Ben Brewer (UNH PhD 2017) and Jon Rork provide evidence that expanding tax breaks for retired taxpayers does not improve state economic growth and could even be harmful. 

Jun Li, associate professor of strategic management

Complementary top managers leads to higher post-IPO performance in he U.S. biotechnology IPO firms

Associate Professor Jun Li's sole-authored research on top management team functional complementarity and post-IPO firm performance has recently been accepted for publication at Long Range Planning, a leading international journal for the field of strategic management ("A" on the ABDC list).

Steve Irbeck, assistant professor of accounting and finance

Religious affiliation of consumers impacts corporate risk taking

Recent research by Assistant Professor Steve Irlbeck and University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business Thomas Berry-Stoelzle was accepted for publication at the Journal of Corporate Finance (A* on ABDC list). This research provides evidence that the local religiosity at firms' headquarters and consumers' religious affiliations impact corporate risk taking. 

Recent media mentions

  • News-medical.net: Omicron surge linked to rise in January unemployment
    News Medical Life Sciences in this article quotes Andrew Houtenville, professor of economics and director of the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, on the impact of Omicron on unemployment for people with and without disabilities.
  • N.H. Business Review: How the ‘Great Resignation’ opened the doors of opportunity
    N.H. Business review covered a UNH webinar about the “great resignation,” that explored the causes and new career strategies. Participants included Vanessa Druskat, associate professor of Organizational Behavior and Management.
  • Star Tribune: Don't lighten elders' income tax load
    Star Tribune included mention of a study by Karen Smith, John Hogan Distinguished Professor of Economics, that looks at state-level income tax breaks for the elderly.

Research Centers

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Center for Venture Research

Center for Venture Research

The Center for Venture Research is a multidisciplinary research unit whose principal area of expertise is in the study of early stage equity financing for high growth ventures.

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Rosenberg International Franchise Center research

Rosenberg International Franchise Center

Rosenberg International Franchise Center

The Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC) explores and advances the understanding of franchising through academic research, education and outreach. Franchising represents over $674 billion of the business conducted in the United States of America annually.

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