Business & economics

Eric Spangenberg

The future of retail

The pandemic may have altered the shopping landscape in permanent ways.

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Is now the time to be your own boss?

Seven alumni on finding purpose and what to know before you become your own boss.

UC Santa Cruz GetVirtual Zoom meeting

UC Santa Cruz–based nonprofit helps small businesses weather the COVID-19 lockdown by going analog to digital

Students partner with businesses to help keep local Santa Cruz standbys alive.

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Already vulnerable, gig economy workers in San Francisco suffer during coronavirus pandemic, survey reveals

Unique in-person survey establishes new baseline, while online survey provides a snapshot of pandemic's effects.

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UCLA Anderson Forecast announces arrival of 2020 recession in revision of earlier forecast

The recession is likely to be more severe in California than for nation overall.

Farmworkers in a field in Georgia

Coronavirus response a ‘vast experiment’ that’s changing U.S. workplaces

The health crisis is having a dramatic impact on millions of healthy Americans, too.

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All along the pipeline, men promote men

At one bank, the cumulative effect of male bonding accounts for 39 percent of the gender pay gap.

Algorithms and cupid

How two matchmakers won a Nobel Prize

Long before dating sites, a pair of economists hit upon a formula with applications far beyond romance.

UC entrepreneur participants

3 UC startups advance to global competition

A UC Santa Barbara biotech startup focused on creating a drug to stop uncontrolled bleeding has won the 2020 UC Startup Pitch Showcase.

A young woman pitches an idea

How to successfully pitch your ideas

To successfully pitch ideas to project leaders, base your approach on their identity as an idealist or pragmatist.