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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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Men walking outside a bank
September 10, 2014
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Darrell Duffie: Why LIBOR Manipulation Poses an Ongoing Risk

A finance professor explains what it will take to fix the problem.

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Peter Lynch, the former manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund, in 2011. (Reuters photo by Brian Snyder)
July 9, 2014
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Jonathan Berk: Are Mutual Fund Managers Skilled, Or Just Lucky?

Research says top managers are good at what they do, yet most investors can’t benefit from it.

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December 15, 2014
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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana's industry of small business loans.

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The word "Bankruptcy" painted on the side of a vacant Detroit building (Reuters photo by Rebecca Cook)
August 17, 2012
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Ilya A. Strebulaev: What’s the True Cost of a Corporate Default?

A new analysis suggests that default causes a much bigger decline in a company’s total market value than is generally assumed.

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December 12, 2007
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Robert Joss Outlines Modern Finance and Leadership Challenges

Stanford GSB dean delivers International Distinguished Lecture at the Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies in Australia.
November 14, 2007
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Paulo Diniz: We Will be the First Global Player in Renewable Energy

The CFO of Cosan, Brazil's top sugarcane and ethanol grower and producer, sees a bright future despite current low prices.
November 1, 2007
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Richard Fairbank: "Nobody Wants to Work for a Phony"

The Capital One Financial Corp. founder says it's not what's in your wallet, but what's in your heart that makes you a successful leader.
October 1, 2007
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Case Study of an African Bank Come to Life at Stanford GSB

James Mwangi, the head of Equity Bank of Kenya, is the central figure in a major microfinance success case.
October 1, 2007
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Natalie Portman: Microfinance Lifts Families out of Poverty

In the inaugural Social Innovators Speaker Series talk, the actress and activist explains her work with FINCA International.
October 1, 2007
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Research: How the Fear of Missing Out Makes Investors Risk Blind

People tend to cluster around risky categories out of a desire to avoid missing "the next big thing."
August 1, 2007
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Robert Joss: "Leadership Is Not About You"

The dean of Stanford GSB says, the day you become a leader, it's about the people who work for you.
January 1, 2007
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Understanding the Linkage Between ROI and the Economic Rate of Return

A group of scholars explore a term that "has only been vaguely understood."
December 1, 2005
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Executive Hubris Distorts Investment Decisions

Behavioral economists show that overconfident leaders tend to use way more of their company's internal cash flow to fund new projects.
November 1, 2005
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Why You Shouldn't Discount Financial Statements

New research shows that financial ratios are still quite effective at predicting bankruptcy.