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September 6, 2022

What Happens to Innovation During an Economic Crisis?

The Great Depression hastened the end of the independent inventor—but not all was lost.

How lighting affects our choices
September 1, 2022

Unilever Should Divest Ben & Jerry’s

An economist offers his perspective on why the food giant has some big decisions to make in the wake of a court ruling against its ice cream subsidiary.

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August 15, 2022

5 Trends to Watch as the Economy Emerges from the Pandemic

From inflation and remote work to climate change, here’s where the global economy appears to be headed.

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July 27, 2022

How Is the Twitter–Musk Showdown Likely to Play Out? An Expert Weighs In.

“In my view, there is a lot of hypocrisy here from Musk.”

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July 12, 2022

Jeff Ubben Explains His “Anti-ESG ESG” Investment Strategy

In a recent conversation with Kellogg’s Robert Korajczyk, the hedge-fund leader breaks down his unique approach to mission-driven investing.

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June 14, 2022

Real Estate Investors See Opportunity, Despite Inflation and Uncertainty

“The pace at which the world is changing in terms of how people use space is extremely exciting.”

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May 6, 2022

Can Investors Create Profitable Trading Strategies Based on Academic Findings?

It hasn’t been clear if information from the ivory tower translates to the trading-room floor. A new study tackles the question by looking at research on earnings announcements.

May 5, 2022

Apple’s Inflation Problem

The company faces a “double whammy” due to its cash hoarding.

April 29, 2022

Why Are U.S. Companies Hoarding So Much Cash?

More than anything else, it comes down to taxes.

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March 17, 2022

What Can We Learn from Amazon’s Stock Split?

We may have to wait and see what this move signals for the tech sector.

High frequency traders affect the markets in many ways - in most cases, positively.
February 24, 2022

Meme Trading Is Not Dead—It Will Continue to Rile Markets

Investors are going to continue using social media to gain a trading edge.

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February 2, 2022

Would Housing Cost Less If It Were Easier to Build New Homes? Surprisingly, Not Much.

A new study suggests that supply and demand are only part of a complex problem.

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January 10, 2022

SPACs: What You Don’t Understand Can Cost You Money

A Kellogg professor offers his perspective on why these investment vehicles can be losing propositions for many casual investors.

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January 7, 2022

When a Bunch of Economists Look at the Same Data, Do They All See It the Same Way?

Not at all, according to a recent study, which showed just how much noise can be introduced by researchers’ unique analytical approaches.

person reads newspaper noting company's ESG initiative
January 4, 2022

Take 5: What Good Does It Do a Company to Do Good?

Kellogg faculty look at how ESG initiatives are received by investors, customers, and employees.

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December 1, 2021

Can Larger Loans Help Small Firms Grow?

Sometimes. But it turns out that lenders are bad at figuring out which businesses will benefit.

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November 1, 2021

A Surprising Reason Why Currency Exchange Rates Fluctuate

New research suggests an answer to a longstanding economic puzzle.

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August 2, 2021

Does Positive ESG News Help a Company’s Stock Price?

A comprehensive new study finds that investors reward some—but not all—efforts.

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July 1, 2021

Employers Are Struggling to Hire Workers. Here Are 4 Things They Can Do about It.

Companies will need to address employees’ needs differently going forward.

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July 1, 2021

Private-Equity Firms Are Back at the Deal Table. Here’s What to Expect.

Funds are flush with cash and ready to buy. But they’ll have competition.

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