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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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Men walking outside a bank
September 10, 2014
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Darrell Duffie: Why LIBOR Manipulation Poses an Ongoing Risk

A finance professor explains what it will take to fix the problem.

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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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December 15, 2014
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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana's industry of small business loans.

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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.

Latest Stories in Finance

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.