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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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Tulips bloom in front of U.S. Treasury Building in Washington (Reuters photo by Jim Young)
December 2, 2013
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Peter Koudijs: Risk Analysis or Risk Paralysis?

A lesson on post-crisis financial stress disorder from 18th century Amsterdam.

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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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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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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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Case Study of an African Bank Come to Life at Stanford GSB

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Robert Joss: "Leadership Is Not About You"

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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.
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Why You Shouldn't Discount Financial Statements

New research shows that financial ratios are still quite effective at predicting bankruptcy.
September 1, 2005
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Baba Shiv: Emotions Can Negatively Impact Investment Decisions

Research shows that how we feel can be the key to our success.
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Co-Financing Doesn't Make Movies More Profitable

An economist says that for movie studios, sharing costs and profits is just as risky as going it alone.
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When it's Rational to Buy Irrationally Priced Stocks

A behavioral finance study analyzes hedge fund trading during the dot-com technology bubble.