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January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.

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October 6, 2015
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Are Earnings Reports Obsolete?

It’s easier than ever to find up-to-the-minute data on companies. So why are investors in love with old-fashioned financial statements?

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November 18, 2015
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How to Split Equity Among Company Founders

Putting value on the roles of company partners can get personal.

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Neil Shen, the founding managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. | Natalie White
December 9, 2015
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Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector

Big data and e-commerce in China provide opportunities for foreign investors.

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June 17, 2015
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Kat Taylor: Changing the Face of Philanthropy

A bank CEO explains what finance, food and climate change have to do with charitable giving.

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October 21, 2015
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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.

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March 1, 2011
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European High-Tech Startups Thrive, Says Skype Founder

Now head of his own venture capital firm, Niklas Zennström says the markets outside of the United States are big, and growing rapidly.
February 1, 2011
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Stefan Nagel: How Personal Experience Affects Investment Behavior

Researchers show that living through an event, like the Great Depression, has a significant impact on how we invest our money.
January 11, 2011
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Jeff Bingaman: Faster Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

The U.S. Senator and chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee discusses policy and finance innovations to speed new clean energy.
January 1, 2011
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Ilya Strebulaev: Bankruptcy Laws Drive Corporate Default Rates

A finance professor says permissive bankruptcy laws, not bad business downturns, seem to be the greatest cause of corporate bond defaults.
December 1, 2010
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Ilya Strebulaev: Tax Policy Has Changed Who Owns Stocks

A new study argues that household stock ownership decreases as the tax benefits associated with owning stocks inside a pension plan increase.
November 1, 2010
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Temporary Shocks Explain Conservative Fiscal Corporate Policies

A finance professor explores the relationship between temporary shocks and CFOs' conservative approach to debt financing.
September 1, 2010
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Anat Admati: Why Bank Equity Is Not Expensive

A finance professor says raising bank capital requirements would produce widespread social benefits as well.
July 1, 2010
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Are Wall Street Careers Just the Luck of the Draw?

An economist finds that random factors play a large role in determining the kinds of jobs MBAs take upon graduation.
July 1, 2010
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How Big Banks Fail and What to Do about It

A finance professor says putting the financial system in order depends on understanding of how big banks can go from weakness to sudden failure.
May 1, 2010
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Bengt Holmstrom: Don't Attribute the Financial Crisis to Greed

An economist explains that, while reforms to provide some degree of transparency are key, full disclosure may not fix securities markets.