The Fourth Asian Monetary Policy Forum discusses regional economic and financial issues

The Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) convenes for the fourth year at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore today.

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$20 million gift from Chicago Booth alumnus Tandean Rustandy to support social impact center

A $20 million gift from Tandean Rustandy, MBA’07, will support expanded research and programming in social innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago through the newly named Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.

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Can’t touch this: The psychological effects of functional intimacy

New study finds that people desire social distance when in situations that require a professional’s touch.

Whether a nurse is prepping you for a shot at the doctor’s office or you are being patted down at the airport before catching a flight, functionally intimate situations are often unavoidable. While being touched in these professional settings might be necessary for your health or safety, the sensation of being touched by a stranger is obviously very different than being touched by a lover or friend.

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Chicago Booth’s Diamond elected to National Academy of Sciences

Douglas W. Diamond, Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the organization announced May 2.

Membership to the NAS is considered one of highest honors a scientist can receive, and members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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