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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.

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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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June 9, 2021

How Green Are Green Bonds?

Large companies issuing green bonds may have more to do with interest rates than altruism.

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April 26, 2021

Bonds. Corporate Bonds.

Corporate bond markets have proven remarkably resilient during the pandemic—and companies with strong credit are poised to benefit.

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April 23, 2021

It’s Time for Central Banks to Start Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies. Yes, Even the Fed.

The case for why central banks and policymakers must jump in the race now or risk getting left behind.

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April 1, 2021

How Debit Cards Are Helping Low-Income Households Save—and Benefiting Their Neighbors Too

A federal initiative in Mexico had huge spillover effects.

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March 25, 2021

How Useful Are ESG Ratings for Sustainable Investors?

These ratings are proliferating. Now there may be a better way to assess them.

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February 17, 2021

Understanding the Rapidly Evolving World of Sustainable Finance

It’s no longer a niche investment strategy—and it has the potential to deliver strong returns.

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February 1, 2021

Rules to Limit Short-Term Trading Can Have Unintended Consequences

New research suggests that regulators should instead focus on broader investor access to information.

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January 29, 2021

Does GameStop Signal the End of Short Selling as We Know It?

A conversation with a prominent short seller about the possible consequences of a wild week on Wall Street.

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January 5, 2021

Employment Plunged to Great Depression Levels in 2020. What’s Ahead in 2021?

Even with vaccine rollouts and a new stimulus bill, the U.S. economy faces a daunting challenge.

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December 4, 2020

How an Advice Hotline Is Making Farmers in India More Productive

Previous efforts to provide farmers with guidance fell short. But this venture went further.

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December 1, 2020

Should Local Governments Be Offering Tax Credits to Angel Investors?

New research casts doubt on whether these incentives actually spur innovation and economic growth.

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October 30, 2020

Airlines and COVID-19: The Turbulence Ahead

With demand still down and debts mounting, the industry looks ahead.

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October 5, 2020

What’s Next for Real Estate Markets?

As the pandemic continues to upend how we live, work, and play, the future of residential and commercial markets remains very much in flux.

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