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August 30, 2016

Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”


Apple CEO Tim Cook (center) was grilled in 2013 by a Senate subcommittee investigating the company's offshore tax strategies. | Reuters/Jason Reed
August 5, 2016

In the Game of Global Income Shifting, the Feds Are Overmatched

Corporations profit from tax-avoidance schemes even when they’re likely to trigger IRS audits.


Farmers husk corn at a farm village in China. | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
August 1, 2016

A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.


People pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district in Manhattan borough of New York City. | Reuters/Brendan
August 3, 2016

Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.

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May 7, 2013

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

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

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

The Bottom Line on Corporate Tweeting

Research suggests Twitter helps market liquidity of little-known companies.
March 21, 2013

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

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

Streamlining an “Expensive Democracy”

Nigeria’s reform-minded central banker discusses government waste, austerity, and growth.
March 4, 2013

Your Genes May Affect Your Financial Decisions

A team of scholars studies the link between emotions and investment behavior.