“It is difficult to define, challenging to achieve, and hard to quantify, but the FT’s Responsible Business Education Awards show that a positive social impact can be made by business school academics, through their research. Not only does their work tackle significant societal problems, but their findings are driving change in policy or practice,” the publication wrote in its announcement.
Four papers won awards in the research category, while the publication recognized several more — including the Michigan Ross papers — as “other shortlisted entries.” The honored Ross papers were:
- “Crowdfunding the Front Lines: An Empirical Study of Teacher-Driven School Improvement” by Professors Samantha Keppler, Jun Li, and Andrew Wu.
- “Medicaid and Mortality: New Evidence From Linked Survey and Administrative Data” by Professor Sarah Miller, with Norman Johnson of the U.S. Census Bureau and Laura R. Wherry of New York University.