Finance

Assistant Professor of Finance Francisco Pérez-González
If the financial crisis demonstrated anything, it was that excessive borrowing ― leverage ― can lead to big problems. Yet while American households and businesses have trimmed back on debt since the crisis, the United States and most other nations still subsidize borrowing through the tax system....
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It’s been eight years since Thomas L. Friedman first published The World Is Flat, the best-seller proclaiming that technology and the collapse of communism were obliterating national boundaries, at least in business. In a borderless and market-driven world, he argued, capital and knowledge were...
After more than 20 years of advising and investing in entrepreneurs, Andy Rachleff reluctantly joined their ranks, co-founding Wealthfront Inc., an online financial advisory startup, in 2011. A 1984 Stanford Graduate School of Business alum, he had recently retired from the venture firm he co-...
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It’s hard to believe now, but top U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve officials were remarkably sanguine in September 2008 about a possible collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. “I never once considered it appropriate to put taxpayer money on the line,” declared Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson...
Cofounder of Kiva, Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley is a cofounder of Kiva, a nonprofit based in San Francisco that allows people to lend small amounts of money to borrowers throughout the world. Since it was founded in October 2005, Kiva has initiated loans to more than a million people, including a seamstress in Paraguay, a...
“Ten thousand baby boomers are retiring every day, and every part of the financial industry is lusting after their money – offering products and services of all kinds,” says William Sharpe, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize for economics in 1990, and is now a professor emeritus of finance at...
A trader reacts on the IG Group
"It sets a precedent that the EU authorities might, in the future, confiscate some of the deposits of eurozone banks." Darrell Duffie, professor of finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business On Monday, March 18, as policy makers grappled with Cyprus' precarious financial situation, we asked...
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While financial statements, ratios, and market data are still important tools, McNichols warns investors that such data has become significantly less useful in predicting bankruptcy. Corporate bankruptcies, like earthquakes, are rare events. But when they do occur, says Maureen F. McNichols of...
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It by Anat Admati & Martin Hellwig Princeton University Press, 2013 bankersnewclothes.com Find it @ Stanford Publisher's Site : Preface, Chapter 1 Amazon.com What is wrong with today's banking system? The past few...
Scott Stanford
For more than a decade, Scott Stanford has experienced the tech world from all sides: as an advisor, as an entrepreneur, and most recently as an investor and global head of Goldman Sachs' internet and new media investment banking business. While at Goldman Sachs, the Indiana native left his...

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