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June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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August 3, 2016
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Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.
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Investor Flows Were Behind the 2008 Oil Price Wild Ride

Research says there was an "economically and statistically significant effect of investor flows on futures prices."
June 22, 2011
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Cory Booker: Better High School Education Key to America's Success

Schools can let down low-income minority students, and "I will not allow this to happen on my watch," says the mayor of Newark, N.J.
June 1, 2011
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Stanford Finance Forum Debates Bank Capital and Equity Levels

Boston Fed CEO Eric Rosengren says money market mutual funds are vulnerable to the European debt crisis.
April 1, 2011
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Climate Policy Instruments for the Real World

Summit brings together academics, business, regulatory, and policymaking experts to talk about how state-of-the-art research on key aspects of climate policy design can be put into action.
April 1, 2011
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Exploring Auction Models for Peer-to-Peer Lending

A study says in the emerging market for peer-to-peer loans, the auction method that's used can make an important difference to the borrower.
March 1, 2011
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Steven Rattner: The 2009 U.S. Auto Bailout Was Necessary

The Wall Street financier who led the operation says that the government's $82 billion expense averted a national economic catastrophe.
February 1, 2011
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Ford Is Adding Jobs, Expanding Says CEO Alan Mulally

The Ford Motor turnaround required tough decisions and labor cooperation but CEO Alan Mulally is optimistic about the future.
February 1, 2011
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Researchers: How Does Posting Calories Affect Behavior?

Research shows that posting calorie counts at restaurants has a big impact on consumption but none on revenue.
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 1, 2011
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Africa Is the Next Frontier for Entrepreneurs

By 2040 Africa will have a larger workforce than China or India, and overlooked development opportunity, said speakers at Stanford Africa Forum 2011.