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People walk at a Bank of America's Tower in New York | ReutersS/Eduardo Munoz
April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.

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Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republican Tax Reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. | Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
December 4, 2017
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Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.

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An investor holding a pamphlet of information on investing in the upcoming IPO of Snap Inc | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
November 15, 2017
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How Washington Gave Insiders an Edge on IPOs

Research shows the JOBS Act benefits company executives and institutional investors, but hurts ordinary shareholders.

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The floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
June 26, 2017
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Want a Stock Tip? Follow the Analysts

Analyst coverage is a good prediction of how well a company will perform.
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Latest Stories in Accounting

September 3, 2014
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Joseph Piotroski: What Is the Relationship Between Chinese Politics and IPOs?

Research shows it’s more complex than mere crony capitalism.
August 4, 2014
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Peter DeMarzo: Some Corporate Crises Require Big Executive Bonuses

Big bonuses tempt executives to gamble with company money, but they may make sense for a company in crisis.
July 2, 2014
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Charles Lee: Why Fair-Value Accounting Isn’t Fair

An accounting professor says shareholders need accountants to keep track of asset history, not to forecast future prices.
June 10, 2014
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Lessons From the Roadside

In an excerpt from their new book, three economists share what they learned about small businesses in America.
February 25, 2014
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The Promise and Peril of Bitcoin

Economist Susan Athey and venture capitalist Balaji Srinivasan discuss the digital currency.
January 14, 2014
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Ed deHaan: How to Rebuild Trust After a Scandal

A new study shows how corporations with tarnished reputations can regain their financial value by undertaking broad-based goodwill efforts.
January 13, 2014
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Researchers: The Power of Proxy Advisory Firms

Two experts on corporate governance say the firms’ influence “may not be for the better, as far as shareholder value is concerned.”
November 14, 2013
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Charles Lee: How Well Do Chinese Reverse Mergers Perform?

New research suggests these companies performed better than their reputation suggested.
September 25, 2013
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Research: Can Money Buy Happiness?

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.
September 20, 2013
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Researchers: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Trust and Regulation?

David Larcker and Brian Tayan explain why building trust in an organization pays off.