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January 2, 2020
Predicting Exchange Rates Is Hard. Could Dusting Off an Old Technique Help?
Investors take note: the “real exchange rate” may be a more accurate long-term forecaster than economists thought.
Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin Johannsen and Sergio Rebelo
January 2, 2020
How a Cash Crunch in India Led to the Widespread Adoption of E-Pay Technology
The rapid spread of a fintech app offers lessons for companies and policymakers.
Nicolas Crouzet, Apoorv Gupta and Filippo Mezzanotti
December 2, 2019
Two Ways the Economy Could Have Recovered Faster after the Great Recession
Doubling down on these monetary policies could help combat future financial crises.
Janice C. Eberly, James Stock and Jonathan Wright
September 19, 2019
Is Maximizing Shareholder Value a Thing of the Past?
Top CEOs recently “redefined” the purpose of a corporation. Kellogg faculty weigh in.
Carola Frydman, Ravi Jagannathan, Robert Korajczyk, José Maria Liberti and Aaron Yoon
August 2, 2019
The Groucho Marx Theory of Efficient Markets
A finance professor argues that markets remain efficient only if enough people believe they are not.
Mitchell A. Petersen
June 3, 2019
What Causes Stock Market Swings?
Tariffs? Job reports? Oil prices? A new volatility index pinpoints which factors make investors feel uncertain.
Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis and Kyle Kost
May 2, 2019
A Comprehensive Model for Building Winning Stock Portfolios
Linking fundamental analysis and portfolio optimization may be the key to solving the “investor’s problem.”
Matthew R. Lyle and Teri L. Yohn
April 1, 2019
Three Quarters of Americans Aren’t Putting Enough into Their 401(k)s
With employers shifting away from pensions, there’s an urgent need for improved financial literacy.
Francisco Gomes, Kenton Hoyem, Wei Hu and Enrichetta Ravina
February 5, 2019
How Chinese Businesses Establish Credibility with Foreign Investors
Where contract law is lax, investment banks step in to vet companies.
January 7, 2019
Not Everyone Benefited from Lower Interest Rates During the Great Recession
The Fed wanted to help struggling homeowners. But new lending rules undermined its efforts.
Anthony DeFusco and John Mondragon
November 6, 2018
Which Businesses Are More Likely to Get a Loan During a Credit Crunch?
Banks get picky when cash dries up.
José Maria Liberti and Jason Sturgess
November 6, 2018
Does It Pay Off to Invest in Companies That Engage in Sustainable Practices?
New research helps to quantify the value of “ESG” initiatives.
Mozaffar Khan, George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
June 7, 2018
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.
David Chen, Janice C. Eberly, Ravi Jagannathan, Robert Korajczyk, Matthew R. Lyle and Louis Simpson
May 2, 2018
The Case for Investing in Green Companies
Sustainably minded firms are more likely to withstand industry shake-ups.
Ravi Jagannathan, Ashwin Ravikumar and Marco Sammon
April 6, 2018
Why the Panic of 1907 Led to a Recession
Understanding this history sheds light on the 2008 financial crisis.
Carola Frydman, Eric Hilt and Lily Y. Zhou
February 5, 2018
Take 5: How Do Households Manage Fluctuating Finances?
Plus, how policymakers can help them manage better.
Janice C. Eberly, Lorenz Kueng, Scott R. Baker, Anthony DeFusco and John Mondragon
February 2, 2018
New Cryptocurrencies, Same Old Problems
Why we won’t see a Bitcoin takeover any time soon.
January 4, 2018
Private Equity Helped Firms Weather the Great Recession
A new study shows that debt isn’t always a liability during a financial crisis.
Shai Bernstein, Josh Lerner and Filippo Mezzanotti
January 3, 2018
How Blockchain Could Radically Alter Global Finance
The technology underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is already starting to make its mark.
Robert McDonald, Caitlin Long and Peter Cherecwich
December 1, 2017
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.
Anthony DeFusco, Stephanie Johnson and John Mondragon
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