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An illustration of the Union Jack overlayed with British revolutionaries taking the scepter from King Charles I
April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.

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Darrell Duffie
May 11, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.

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March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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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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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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Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb of Debt

Why bankers like leverage — and what that could mean for the global financial system.
April 18, 2012
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Peter DeMarzo: What Do Managers Do With Bad News?

A new study shows executives are quick to report good news — but hold the negative for a flood of bad economic news in the media.
March 8, 2012
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The Role of "Repo" in the Financial Crisis

Researchers look at the effect of banks' off-balance-sheet collateralization of commercial paper in the recent financial crisis.
February 16, 2012
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Neil Malhotra: What Does a Hollywood Blockbuster Look Like?

A study of the film industry examines discrepancies between estimated and actual box office performance.
February 10, 2012
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European Union Likely to Avoid Economic Disaster But Still Needs Reform

Europe's banks also need to shore up their capital, not just borrow liquidity, say three experts on international finance.
February 8, 2012
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No Easy Remedy for Symphony Orchestra “Cost Disease”

In a new book, Professor Robert Flanagan tells why symphony orchestras need multiple strategies to keep their finances from ballooning out of control.
January 24, 2012
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Mobile Banking Takes Off in Nigeria

Mobile devices are revolutionizing transaction services in Africa, similar to the way computers did in industrialized countries.
January 17, 2012
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Darrell Duffie: How Should We Interpret the Volcker Rule?

A scholar proposes alternative capital requirements for banks to eliminate potential unintended consequences of financial reform.
December 12, 2011
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Despite Sluggish Economy, a Bullish Outlook on Investing

Venture capitalists who spoke at Stanford said available money and billions of internet users mean long-term prospects look good.
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Rupert Scofield: Social Enterprises are Key to Meaningful Change

Creator of "the World Bank for the Poor" explains how social enterprise can create systems that work for everyone in society.