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Professor Chou Studies the Psychological Power of the Signature

UVA Today (by Katie McNally)

In a world where e-signatures and signing by PIN is becoming increasingly common, the act of signing by hand carries symbolic meaning. Legally, e-signatures and handwritten signatures have the same power, but University of Virginia assistant professor Eileen Chou began to suspect that they did not exert the same level of influence over the signer.

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Ruhm: How Economic Downturns May Be Good for Your Health

Wall Street Journal blog (by Jeffrey Sparshott)

Maybe a recession is just what the doctor ordered.

Economic downturns, it turns out, appear to be good for health, according to a study released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Stam: Simulating leadership to forge better leaders

January 2017 will bring new leadership to the American presidency. It is hard to imagine the White House inbox will hold more complex challenges than those that confronted first-term senator and president-elect Barack Obama. No president since Harry Truman has been dealt such a difficult hand. Future presidents most certainly will.

How can we better prepare our leaders?

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