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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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A bird of prey| Reuters/Baz Ratner
June 7, 2016
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Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.

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Stock market graph | iStock/Teradat Santivivut
May 25, 2016
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In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

An accounting professor looks to game theory to understand the subtleties of financial reporting.

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A customer conducts a mobile money transfer, known as M-Pesa, inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in the central business district of Kenya's capital Nairobi | Reuters/Thomas
March 28, 2016
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Mbwana Alliy: “Africa is About to Peak”

A fund helps startups in sub-Saharan Africa rise from obscurity.

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An illustration of a "for sale" sign in front of a house. | Tricia Seibold (source: iStock/FrankRamspott)
May 3, 2016
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

Can a community model help first-time homebuyers?

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Professors Paul Pfleiderer, Anat R. Admati, and Peter M. DeMarzo | Drew Kelly
June 17, 2016
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Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.

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May 7, 2013
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Jessica Jackley: Stories of Poverty and Entrepreneurship

The cofounder of a microlending outfit says entrepreneurs need to “wake up each day and say, ‘Now what?’”
April 22, 2013
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Joshua Rauh: What the Forbes 400 List Says about American Wealth

Research shows that some popular conceptions about the sources of U.S. wealth may be incorrect.
April 18, 2013
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William Sharpe: How to Invest In a Turbulent Market

A Nobel Prize winner says preparing for retirement means keeping an eye on investment costs and not looking to the market for sympathy.
April 1, 2013
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The Bottom Line on Corporate Tweeting

Research suggests Twitter helps market liquidity of little-known companies.
March 21, 2013
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: How Twitter Can Improve Your Market Liquidity

Elizabeth Blankespoor explains how smaller firms can use Twitter to deliver company news directly to investors, improve market liquidity and compete with bigger companies.
March 19, 2013
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Myron Scholes and Darrell Duffie Assess the Fallout in Cyprus

Two scholars explain what could happen next in Nicosia — and the rest of Europe.
March 15, 2013
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Streamlining an “Expensive Democracy”

Nigeria’s reform-minded central banker discusses government waste, austerity, and growth.
March 4, 2013
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Your Genes May Affect Your Financial Decisions

A team of scholars studies the link between emotions and investment behavior.
January 31, 2013
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Ex-White House Economic Advisors Spar Over the Economy

Keith Hennessey and Christina Romer debate the debt ceiling, federal deficit, and growth at the Commonwealth Club of California.
January 30, 2013
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In Defense of 'Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction'

Research on derivatives concludes they can add to a company's leverage and market value.