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January 23, 2017
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Is Tech Disruption Good for the Economy?

An analysis of 85 years’ worth of patents shows that technological innovation boosts total wealth.

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January 12, 2017
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Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?

A new study asked hundreds of VCs to rank the factors that drive their investment decisions.

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November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.

Latest Stories in Finance

July 25, 2016
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Do Portfolio Managers Underestimate Risk by Overanalyzing Data?

New research questions whether “smart” beta is always smart.
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.
June 17, 2016
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Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.
June 7, 2016
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Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.
May 25, 2016
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In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

An accounting professor looks to game theory to understand the subtleties of financial reporting.
May 3, 2016
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

Can a community model help first-time homebuyers?
March 28, 2016
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Mbwana Alliy: “Africa is About to Peak”

A fund helps startups in sub-Saharan Africa rise from obscurity.
March 21, 2016
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How to Connect Social Entrepreneurs to Capital

Impact investing pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen explains how social benefit companies can change the world and still make money.
January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures benefit buyers at the target’s shareholders' expense.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.