Research

Affordable health insurance still a barrier to preserving U.S. farm businesses

An ASU agribusiness professor and fellow researchers wanted to see if the amount of farm families' off-farm work changed with the Affordable Care Act of 2009, which offers subsidies to make health insurance premiums more affordable for workers who don't have employer-sponsored insurance.

What motivates financial journalists

Only 29% of adults in the United States say they trust the news most of the time, and studies suggest many have begun avoiding news media altogether out of skepticism about whether what they’re seeing is true. For financial journalists, however, a new study from ASU could change this.

What drives consumers to purchase healthy foods?

Assistant Professor Lauren Chenarides at the Morrison School of Agribusiness, along with other agricultural economists, examined the stumbling blocks people with low incomes face when shopping for nutritious food.

Category-spanning: Are you confusing customers or winning new ones?

How would you react if your favorite brand of golf clubs started selling tennis racquets? Or if your favorite beer started manufacturing juice? Would you rush to purchase, or would you view these newcomer products with suspicion?

Have a seat for chair yoga before class

Over the years, Associate Professor Carola Grebitus saw increasing numbers of students dealing with anxiety. When her yoga hobby grew into wanting to train others in the calming practice, she found a ready audience.

Stigma: Removal beats coping strategies

New research uncovered the processes through which stigmatization unfolds and transfers from one level to another — such as the organizational level to the individual level.

The case for a balanced approach to moral character

New research shows how to teach moral education and character development that helps individuals find common ground despite their differences, be they religious, political, or otherwise.

Our food pantries need an update. Here's how we can modernize them

While nonprofit Forks for Families was a success, it was also a learning experience — one that offers a playbook for how other food assistance programs can update their distribution systems and make their meals more accessible to today’s working families.

Revving up auto sales with award-winning status

When autos gain mass appeal in a foreign country, it revs up their popularity in the home market.

The case for a just-in-case medical supply chain stash

Professor of Supply Chain Management Eugene Schneller, along with other supply chain colleagues, examined the shortfalls of the COVID-19 response and offer a model for building a more efficient medical supply chain reserve in their new research.