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The word "Bankruptcy" painted on the side of a vacant Detroit building (Reuters photo by Rebecca Cook)
August 17, 2012
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Ilya A. Strebulaev: What’s the True Cost of a Corporate Default?

A new analysis suggests that default causes a much bigger decline in a company’s total market value than is generally assumed.

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Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
April 17, 2015
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Preet Bharara: A Culture of Silence Can Hurt a Firm

A U.S. Attorney gives tips for following your moral compass.

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A woman in Mumbai
January 30, 2015
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Studying Social Networks in Developing Worlds: Five Key Insights

Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve building
February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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Peter Lynch, the former manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund, in 2011. (Reuters photo by Brian Snyder)
July 9, 2014
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Jonathan Berk: Are Mutual Fund Managers Skilled, Or Just Lucky?

Research says top managers are good at what they do, yet most investors can’t benefit from it.

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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.
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Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.
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Introducing Insights by Stanford Business

Welcome to the new digital home for research, stories, and ideas from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
September 10, 2014
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Darrell Duffie: Why LIBOR Manipulation Poses an Ongoing Risk

A finance professor explains what it will take to fix the problem.
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.
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Jonathan Berk: Are Mutual Fund Managers Skilled, Or Just Lucky?

Research says top managers are good at what they do, yet most investors can’t benefit from it.
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Researchers: How Do You Find the Best Private Equity Funds?

Research finds there are differences in skill among fund managers, but identifying the top funds is no easy task for investors.
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MasterCard CEO: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

The payments technology executive discusses the cash economy, staying humble, and knowing when it's time to move on.