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Finance & Accounting

Credit Where Credit Is Due

New ways of assessing credit worthiness could open up access to the global banking system.

Finance & Accounting

Did Irrational Exuberance Cause Vegas’ Housing Bubble?

Why a city surrounded by open land saw prices spike.

What went wrong during the AIG financial crisis?
Finance & Accounting

What Went Wrong at AIG?

Unpacking the insurance giant’s collapse.

Finance & Accounting

Going Beyond “Buy Low, Sell High”

What is risky to short-horizon investors may not be risky to long-term investors.

Finance & Accounting

What Killed the Economy?

How deal complexity in commercial mortgage-backed securities contributed to the financial crisis.

Finance & Accounting

Let the Buyer Be Aware

A common error naïve homebuyers make helps explain housing boom and bust cycles.

Finance & Accounting

Podcast: Steering Clear of Financial Crises

Research into the causes of boom and bust cycles in real estate can guide investors.

Finance & Accounting

Always Be Closing

Practical tips for success in real estate development.

Finance & Accounting

Maximize the Returns, Lower the Risk

Using the right tools to grow savings and improve investment outcomes.

Finance & Accounting

Using the Lure of a Lottery to Spur Savings

Now legal in the US, prize-linked savings accounts use the excitement of a jackpot drawing to encourage people to grow savings.

Finance & Accounting

When Uncertainty Lingers, Growth Lags

Companies’ reluctance to act in the wake of a country’s economic shock can inhibit growth as much as the original shock itself.

Finance & Accounting

What Will It Take to Regulate the Stock Markets?

Better data and better cooperation are needed.

Finance & Accounting

Understanding How Stock Traders Forage for Profit

Day traders behave like bees when deciding what to buy and sell.

Finance & Accounting

Is Your Household Liquid Enough?

Ample cash reserves aid households when faced with the unexpected.

Policy

Fixing the Next Mortgage Crisis

What if mortgages could be refinanced automatically?

Finance & Accounting

How Malls Die—and How Your Business Could Be Next

When retail-store locations go under, they drag nearby stores down too.

Marketing

Plastic Problems

When giving credit card users more information can backfire

Economics

Is Economic Growth a Question of Culture?

A decade of research shows how culture seeps into economic decisions.

Policy

The Hidden Benefits of Unemployment Insurance

A pioneering study reveals that the benefits of unemployment insurance include reductions in mortgage defaults and improved access to credit.

Policy

A Fine Fiscal Balance

A conversation with Jan Eberly on sustainable fiscal policy.