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How does full in-state tuition for 4 years, a $3,000 professional development account, and a laptop computer or iPad sound? You can receive all this and more with the Networks Scholarship. Deadline for application is December 15, 2016. See our Scholarship pages for more information.
Save the Date!
The 13th Annual Networks Insurance Public Policy Summit will take place at The Rotunda, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Key Congressional, government and industry leaders will discuss how the Presidential election will impact insurance regulation. Join the dynamic debate as experts present new research on issues affecting the insurance industry. More details here as they become available!
New Working Papers Available
November 15, 2016
Reza Houston, Networks' Director of Research, has recently made three new working papers available. 2016-WP-01 - "Friends in the Right Places: The Effect of Political Connections on Corporate Merger Activity" examines how the appointment of former politicians and regulators to boards of directors or management teams influences corporate acquisition activity and performance.
2016-WP-02 - "Firms Behaving Badly: How Law-Trained Executives Affect Investor Reaction to Corporate Social Irresponsibility" investigating the association between the percent of law-educated board members and top management team executives in a firm and investor reaction to corporate social irresponsibility (CSI).
2016-WP-03 - "It’s a Sweetheart of a Deal: Political Connections and Federal Contracting" examines whether political connections measured by political contributions influences the choice of terms included in government contracts awarded to firms.
Lucas Oil Stadium
November 14, 2016
Several of our students visited Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on a risk management tour during the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana Convention. Pictured are Meagan Steger, Evan Rogers, Trevor Steiner and Madeline Sherbondy.
Ethics Bowl 2016 - What Would You Do? #WWYD
November 10, 2016
Meet our Scholars: Christopher Moghadam
November 9, 2016
Christopher Moghadam, sophomore from Cloverdale, Ind., is a recipient of the President's Scholarship, the university's most prestigious award presented to 20 incoming freshmen.
Moghadam describes his time at Indiana State so far: "Hectic, but in a positive way."
Moghadam, majoring in business management, is active in the Honors Program, Networks Professional Development program, Creative Writing Society and is an RA in Pickerl Hall. Monghadam is interested in pursuing entrepreneurship after he graduates. He plans to get involved with Small Business Development program and Launch Program Terre Haute.
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Meet our Scholars: Austin Angel
November 9, 2016
Austin Angel of Newton, Ill., is a recipient of the Networks Scholarship, awarded to business majors interested in pursuing a career in the financial services industry. Angel says he is grateful for all of the opportunities given to him so far.
Angel, junior, is majoring in finance with a concentration in financial planning and financial services with a concentration in accounting. He says, "ISU has helped me see who I really am and where I want to go."
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NSWC Crane’s Pathways Intern Program
November 4, 2016
For Larynda Keith, the goal has always been clear – Earn a degree in business, then get a job at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).
Through NSWC Crane’s Pathways Intern Program, Keith has been able to work on both of those goals at the same time.
Keith, a senior at Indiana State University triple-majoring in finance, insurance and risk management, and business administration, has been a Pathways intern at NSWC Crane since May 2015, working within the Business and Financial Management Division.
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All Networks Financial Institute's Policy Briefs, Working Papers and Reports are available through the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) and Social Science Research Network (SSRN) services as well as our own pages.