November 2003 “Near-Sourcing of IT Services”,  Baltimore Sun

Fall 2004, “Contracts Matter in IT Outsourcing”, Smith Research Magazine

December 2005, “Outsourcing services and electioneering”, The Hindu (India)

December 2014, Researchers Use Text-Mining Software to Predict Success, Failure of D.C. Restaurants”, PR Newswire

December 2014, “UMD researchers use Yelp reviews to predict whether restaurants will close”, Washington Business Journal

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Dec 17th 2014, “Bad Yelp reviews signal when a restaurant will close”, The Oregonian

Dec 23rd 2014, “Online reviews help predict restaurant success”, Baltimore Daily Record

February 26th 2015, “Yelp as Prophet”, Biz Ed

March 2015, “MSN Money Show” profiles brand-enthusiasm index, referenced here:

April 29th 2015, “Traders, Guns and Money”, Alpha Architect (

April 29th 2015, “How Mass Shootings Influence The Firearms Manufacturers Stock Price”, ValueWalk

May 5th, 2015, “Stock Market’s View of Gun Control: It’s Coming”, PR Newswire

June 18th, 2015, “Newer and pricier restaurants may escape the detrimental ‘Groupon effect’”, Washington Business Journal

June 19th, 2015, “Why upscale, newer brands can escape negative Groupon effect”, QSR Web, fastCasual

June 27th, 2015, “Does a Pistol Belong in Your Stock Portfolio?”, New York Times

June 27th, 2015, “The High Cost of Investing like a Daredevil”, Daily Rover

July 2nd, 2015, “Groupon, LivingSocial best suited to ambitious new restaurants”, Restaurant Hospitality Magazine

July 8th, 2015, "Die Wall Street und der Massenmord", Frankfurter Allgemeine

July 12th, 2015, “Guns May Be Part of Your Retirement Account”, Richmond Times-Dispatch

June 13th, 2016, “Gunmaker stock prices have surged amid rise in mass shootings”, Boston Globe

January 5th, 2017, "Unleash the wisdom of the crowd on restaurants' letter grades", Op-Ed, Crain's New York Business,

January 25th, 2017, "Online reviewers could give health inspectors an extra tool", The Charleston Post and Courier

June 8th, 2017, "Markets starting to shrug off mass shootings", The Journalist's Resource