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Dating Violence Leads to Economic Barriers

By Samuel Phineas Upham Being in a violent relationship has its fair share of baggage which may include serious physical and emotional trauma. But did you know that if the victim is a young woman, dating violence could also affect her economic future? Science Daily reports that a new study conducted by Michigan State University has found that dating violence in adolescence can result in not only less education later...

Measuring Competence – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham In their paper, “Measuring Competence,” authors Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn set out to measure and compare competence using the pharmaceutical R&D area. The authors selected this sector because it is especially meticulous in keeping records and has good proxies to measure, such as drug tests and patent awards. Henderson and Cockburn are unsatisfied by the lack of careful study...

How Coke and Pepsi Have Evolved – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham In the paper “The Organization of Distribution in the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry,” authors Timothy J. Muris, David T. Scheffman, and Pablo T. Spiller provide a fascinating and controversial theory that attempts to answer why Coke and Pepsi changed their relationships with their bottlers. In the early days of Coke and Pepsi, the companies had contracts with only bottling distributors...

Samuel Phineas Upham Bio

Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor for a U.S. family office / hedge fund where has worked in global macro and illiquid investing. He works mostly in San Francisco and New York City. He previously worked for Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. Samuel Phineas Upham is also a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, before business school, Phineas worked as a writer for United Press...

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