Financial Services

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifying on Capitol Hill.
July 2, 2014
An accounting professor says shareholders need accountants to keep track of asset history, not to forecast future prices.
World Economic Forum -
January 29, 2014
At the 2014 World Economic Forum, a Stanford GSB finance professor discussed actions to improve the safety of the international financial system.
Hands exchanging a dollar bill
January 6, 2014
New research by Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shows that the more money we earn, the more money we want.
U.S. Treasury Building
December 2, 2013
A lesson on post-crisis financial stress disorder from 18th century Amsterdam.
Chinese stock market
November 14, 2013
New research suggests American investors may have overreacted to this form of going public.
Vivek Garg and women entrepreneurs
October 9, 2013
An Indian army vet builds business relationships across battle lines in conflict-torn Kashmir and Northeast Indian villages.
Uganda fieldwork
October 4, 2013
A group of economists turns to an unusual source for funding: strangers.
Flag illustration
September 24, 2013
A serial entrepreneur jolted the financial services industry twice. His third move may be his brashest yet.
Joshua Rauh
September 17, 2013
MOOC is designed for individuals who want to create a sound retirement plan, finance professionals, or citizens concerned about public pension policy.
The New York Times -
September 6, 2013
Writing in the New York Times, the finance professor says five years after Lehman Brothers' collapse, the global financial system is still no safer.
Vivek Garg and women entrepreneurs
October 9, 2013
An Indian army vet builds business relationships across battle lines in conflict-torn Kashmir and Northeast Indian villages.
Flag illustration
September 24, 2013
A serial entrepreneur jolted the financial services industry twice. His third move may be his brashest yet.
Joshua Rauh
September 17, 2013
MOOC is designed for individuals who want to create a sound retirement plan, finance professionals, or citizens concerned about public pension policy.
June 25, 2013
A former venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and Stanford GSB lecturer explains how to build a great company.
Jay Alabraba, cofounder of Pagatech
May 28, 2013
The cofounder of Pagatech learns to balance the cultures of two countries and expand access to financial services.
Jamie Dimon, the chairman and chief executive officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co
May 16, 2013
Whether shareholders benefit from a separate chairman and CEO depends more on context than on corporate structure, David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan find.
Wall Street sign
May 13, 2013
A Stanford theoretician of financial risk looks at how to fix the "pipes and valves" of modern finance.
Cofounder of Kiva, Jessica Jackley
May 7, 2013
The cofounder of a microlending outfit says entrepreneurs need to "wake up each day and say, 'Now what?'"
April 3, 2013
Graduate students from around Stanford use this dedicated space to try out start-up business ideas, and learn from them.
A trader reacts on the IG Group
March 19, 2013
Two scholars explain what could happen next in Nicosia — and the rest of Europe.

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifying on Capitol Hill.
July 2, 2014
An accounting professor says shareholders need accountants to keep track of asset history, not to forecast future prices.
Hands exchanging a dollar bill
January 6, 2014
New research by Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shows that the more money we earn, the more money we want.
U.S. Treasury Building
December 2, 2013
A lesson on post-crisis financial stress disorder from 18th century Amsterdam.
Chinese stock market
November 14, 2013
New research suggests American investors may have overreacted to this form of going public.
Uganda fieldwork
October 4, 2013
A group of economists turns to an unusual source for funding: strangers.
illustration of global investments and currency
July 9, 2013
Institutional investors often favor deals close to home — even though it can cost them dearly.
April 18, 2013
It’s simple, says the Nobel Prize winner: To get greater returns for retirement, be mindful of investment costs – and don’t look to the market for sympathy.
A NASDAQ window sign
March 15, 2013
Over time, financial statements of public corporations show more losses, intangibles, and earnings restatements, which lower their value for predicting corporate bankruptcies.
3-D image of DNA
March 4, 2013
A team of scholars studies the link between emotions and investment behavior.
Elizabeth Blankespoor, Stanford GSB's assistant professor of accounting
February 20, 2013
New research finds support for valuing bank securities at current market value.