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The U.S. Federal Reserve building
February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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A casino table with cards and chips
January 26, 2015
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Should Financial Speculators Be Stopped?

Stanford's Darrell Duffie squares off against the new prohibitionists.

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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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"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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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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Natalie Portman: Microfinance Lifts Families out of Poverty

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