Benjamin Kessler

  • June 17, 2024

    George Mason senior associate dean and associate professor of accounting, JK Aier's prizewinning paper shows how firms can benefit from executive roles that strategically bridge the board and management.

  • June 4, 2024

    The controversy about biased policing seems to draw endless fuel from race-based differences in public perception. Simply put, the vast majority of White citizens in the United States believe the police are doing a good job, including on issues of racial equality, while a similar percentage of Black citizens hold the opposite opinion. Brad Greenwood, professor of information systems and operations management, researches how digital technologies are bringing unprecedented transparency to police practices.

  • May 30, 2024

    The Greg and Camille Baroni Center for Government Contracting is working with the federal government to reform the military’s Cold War-era processes for tech development.

  • May 10, 2024

    George Mason researchers Nirup Menon and Brian Ngac recently won a two-year award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, to create unique experiential learning opportunities and workshops designed to enhance cybersecurity education and workforce development.

  • April 29, 2024

    The executive director of George Mason’s government contracting research center highlights “agile acquisition” as the key to beefing up national defense.

  • April 18, 2024

    Bo Hu, an assistant professor of finance at Mason, is developing new research methods to better capture the intricate, interlinked dynamics of financial markets.

  • April 16, 2024

    Like financial markets, the creative industries are driven to seek equilibrium, which may be good news for both human content creators and their algorithmic adversaries. Jiasun Li, an associate professor of finance, is researching this in a new working paper.

  • April 10, 2024

    Measuring risk in private equity is notoriously difficult. New research by Mason assistant professor of accounting, Mariia Nykyforovych, suggests that metric-based myopia, and the distorted incentives it creates, are partly responsible. 

  • April 3, 2024

    Mason accounting professor, David Koo, goes back through history to trace how financial reporting requirements affect investors’ long- vs. short-term thinking.

  • March 28, 2024

    The college that now bears Donald G. Costello’s name is a fitting testament to his entrepreneurial legacy. This extends not only to coursework and outreach programs, which have long stressed entrepreneurship, but also to the faculty’s research expertise. Indeed, a number of Costello College of Business professors were key contributors to Mason’s being named the #2 university for entrepreneurship research in North America by independent ratings agency EduRank.