A woman taking a photo of a for-sale sign in front of a house. Credit: iStock/Leonardo Patrizi
August 26, 2019

What Would Happen If Mortgage Brokers Disappeared?

Home-loan middlemen are more than a necessary evil — they benefit both buyers and lenders, a new study finds.


 Members of staff pose with "Study for a Head" by Francis Bacon at Christie's auction house in London. The Bacon is estimated to sell for 9 million British pounds ($13.7 million) when it is auctioned, Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
July 22, 2019

Good News and Bad News on Tax Evasion

A tough new law made it much harder for American tax cheats to hide their money offshore. But a new study shows they haven’t given up.

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July 11, 2019

Do VCs Really Favor White Male Founders?

A field experiment used fake emails to measure gender and racial bias among startup investors.
May 23, 2019

Will Investors Pay a Premium for Being Green?

Despite the surging focus on environmental sustainability, a new study suggests investors still care about the old kind of green.
May 20, 2019

Bridgewater Investments Founder Ray Dalio: Invest in Idea Meritocracy

The investment icon says a system of thoughtful disagreement creates competitive advantage.
May 8, 2019

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: What’s Best for the Surrounding Community?

In areas tied to declining industries, corporate reorganization has better long-term impact than going-out-of-business sales, a new study finds.
April 12, 2019

Getting Banks to Latch onto Blockchain

A Ukrainian native challenges the financial industry to lose its fear of decentralized transactions.
April 3, 2019

Why Was the Last Recovery Slower Than Usual? Actually, It Wasn’t

A new study of financial crises going back to 1870 shows that they make for unusually nasty recessions.
March 15, 2019

Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.
March 12, 2019

Sequoia’s Michael Moritz: Look out for “the Unexpected”

The venture capitalist explains why you don’t need to be a tech expert to see potential.
March 8, 2019

Why the Binding Arbitration Game Is Rigged against Customers

A new study documents how companies shop for sympathetic arbitrators, and how the arbitrators compete for their business.
January 25, 2019

A Different Kind of Funding Bias

Latino-owned businesses struggle with discrimination when it comes to securing financing. A Stanford GSB initiative is trying to help.