ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JIAN NI was selected as one of the 2017 Marketing Science Institute Young Scholars. The biannual award is given to the most promis- ing scholars in marketing. At a gathering in January in Park City, Utah, Ni and about 20 other Young Scholars shared information about their work with an eye toward pos- sible future research collaborations.

Ni also served as chair of a panel on “Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility” at the China-Africa Research Initiative held last October in Washington, D.C., and he was an invited participant at the Marketing Science Conference on Health last November in St. Louis, Missouri.

A paper co-authored by Ni, “Could Good Intentions Backfire? An Empirical Analysis of the Bank Deposit Insurance,” is forthcoming in Marketing Science.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MITSUKUNI NISHIDA is the author of “First- Mover Advantage through Distribu- tion: A Decomposition Approach,” forthcoming in Marketing Science.

“Competition in Corruptible Markets,” by ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SHUBHRANSHU SINGH, is forth- coming in Marketing Science.

“An Exploratory Study of Consumer Price Mastery Index: A Self- Efficacy Perspective (An Abstract),” co-authored by ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SYLVIA TOLBERT- LONG, was published online in January in Creative Marketing Magic and Innovative Future Marketing Trends, the proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Marketing Science annual conference.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR HAIYANG YANG has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Journal of Consumer Research.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MENG ZHU’s research on the interplay between scarcity and creativity is featured in a chapter of the new book Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined by Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

In addition, Zhu was an invited symposium speaker at the Judg- ment and Decision-Making Winter Symposium in Snowbird, Utah, in January, and a symposium chair and research presenter at the Associa- tion for Consumer Research Con- ference held last October in Berlin, Germany. She also presented her research in February at the Society for Consumer Psychology Confer- ence in San Francisco, California.