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Take 5: What’s in Your Investment Portfolio?

Here’s what our faculty have to say about assessing new stocks, investing in green companies—and the benefits of benign neglect.

Social Impact

The Case for Investing in Green Companies

Sustainably minded firms are more likely to withstand industry shake-ups.

Finance & Accounting

Why the Panic of 1907 Led to a Recession

Understanding this history sheds light on the 2008 financial crisis.

Finance & Accounting

Take 5: How Do Households Manage Fluctuating Finances?

Plus, how policymakers can help them manage better.

Strategy

New Cryptocurrencies, Same Old Problems

Why we won’t see a Bitcoin takeover any time soon.

Finance & Accounting

Private Equity Helped Firms Weather the Great Recession

A new study shows that debt isn’t always a liability during a financial crisis.

Finance & Accounting

How Blockchain Could Radically Alter Global Finance

The technology underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is already starting to make its mark.

Policy

Measuring the Impact of Dodd–Frank on Household Leverage

The regulation’s attempt to prevent people from taking on mortgages they can’t repay may not work as intended.

Economics

How Do People Respond to Sales Tax Increases?

New research shows we aren’t as blasé as economists thought.

The pay gap between CEOs and workers is due partly to technology
Finance & Accounting

Why Has CEO Pay Grown So Much Faster Than the Average Worker’s?

A key component in growing pay disparity is how well executives harness new technologies.

Because oil prices are so volatile, oil price forecasts are both useful and necessary.
Finance & Accounting

What Makes Oil Prices So Volatile?

There’s more to the story than OPEC. Plus, how fracking stands to change the market.

Executive with restricted choices
Finance & Accounting

Why Do Companies Turn Down Profitable Investments?

Limited organizational bandwidth can restrict managers’ options.

The syndicated loans market follows a seasonal cycle.
Finance & Accounting

The Puzzling Case of Why Syndicated Loans Are Cheaper in June than January

Research shows that interest rates are lower for borrowers who can plan ahead.

Wealthier Alaskans use annual dividend payments as fun money?
Finance & Accounting

Alaskans Get an Annual Check from the State. How Do They Spend It?

The answer depends on a family’s income, but not in the way many economists expected.

Researchers find that the permanent income hypothesis does not hold up, and a loss of income does affect household spending.
Finance & Accounting

How the 2013 Government Shutdown Affected Workers’ Household Spending

Even temporary income dips lead to a surprising degree of belt-tightening.

A CEO's risk aversion encourages underperformance.
Finance & Accounting

How Risk Aversion Motivates Executives

Incentivizing leaders with too much stock promotes caution—and encourages underperformance.

When Companies Tweet, Investors Listen

Posting negative news on corporate social media might make investors uneasy and lead to bad press.