Finance

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In 2006, spinach producers were hit by an outbreak of E. coli contamination that ground the industry to a halt as all spinach-based food products were yanked from the U.S. market. This nightmare scenario is a particularly dramatic example of the kind of...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Since World War II, financial institutions have come to own a far greater proportion of stocks than private households have. Just after the war, individual citizens owned 90% of the stock market; by 2006, they owned only 30%. And the trend is not restricted...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—More companies than ever before are issuing convertible bonds as a way to raise capital. According to conventional wisdom, these hybrids—part bond, part stock—attract investors because they promise the security of a bond, plus the option to convert to equity...
Dividends Can Wait Until Banks Are Stronger Text of Op-Ed Published in Financial Times (View the text from the online version of Financial Times) This appeared in print in the Financial Times on Jan. 20, 2011 under the title "Force Banks to Put America's Needs First" Anat Admati George G.C....
(View the text from the online version of Financial Times) This appeared in the online Financial Times on Jan. 19, 2011 under the title "Dividends Can Wait Until Banks Are Stronger" Anat Admati George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics Graduate School of Business Stanford University  ...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Nike overhauled labor practices in its suppliers' overseas factories after it was targeted by activists campaigning against sweatshop conditions. Faced with criticism on many fronts, Wal-Mart embarked on a strategy to burnish its reputation and improve or...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In a forthcoming book, Stanford Graduate School of Business finance expert Darrell Duffie goes behind the scenes to describe the financial network of incentives and financial contracts that lead to run-on-the-bank calamities during the financial crisis of 2007...
Text of Letter published in Financial Times, Feb. 9,2011   Anat Admati George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics Graduate School of Business Stanford University   Sir, Mr. Grubelich (Letters, February 3) argues that substantially raising bank capital ratios would make it difficult for...
(View the text from the online version of Financial Times) This appeared in the online Financial Times on Jan. 28, 2011 under the title "Dividend Levels Truly Reflect the Health of Banks' Capital" Anat Admati George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics Graduate School of Business...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—How do you tell if CEOs are not being truthful during quarterly earnings conference calls? Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers have developed a model to analyze the words and phrases used during these calls and found some specific speech patterns...

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