Finance

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A man walks past the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
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.

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Farmers husk corn at a farm village in China. | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
August 1, 2016
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A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.

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People pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district in Manhattan borough of New York City. | Reuters/Brendan
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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Apple CEO Tim Cook (center) was grilled in 2013 by a Senate subcommittee investigating the company's offshore tax strategies. | Reuters/Jason Reed
August 5, 2016
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In the Game of Global Income Shifting, the Feds Are Overmatched

Corporations profit from tax-avoidance schemes even when they’re likely to trigger IRS audits.

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 Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”

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Francisco Pérez-González: How to Wean Businesses of Over-Borrowing

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Research: Big Investors May Still Be Too Parochial

Institutional investors often favor deals close to home — even though it can cost them dearly.
May 13, 2013
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Darrell Duffie: Big Risks Remain In the Financial System

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May 7, 2013
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April 22, 2013
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Joshua Rauh: What the Forbes 400 List Says about American Wealth

Research shows that some popular conceptions about the sources of U.S. wealth may be incorrect.
April 18, 2013
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William Sharpe: How to Invest In a Turbulent Market

A Nobel Prize winner says preparing for retirement means keeping an eye on investment costs and not looking to the market for sympathy.
April 1, 2013
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The Bottom Line on Corporate Tweeting

Research suggests Twitter helps market liquidity of little-known companies.
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: How Twitter Can Improve Your Market Liquidity

Elizabeth Blankespoor explains how smaller firms can use Twitter to deliver company news directly to investors, improve market liquidity and compete with bigger companies.
March 19, 2013
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Myron Scholes and Darrell Duffie Assess the Fallout in Cyprus

Two scholars explain what could happen next in Nicosia — and the rest of Europe.
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Streamlining an “Expensive Democracy”

Nigeria’s reform-minded central banker discusses government waste, austerity, and growth.