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Financial advisors give financial advice to clients.
November 2, 2016

What Good Is a Financial Advisor?

They may have your best interests in mind, but that doesn’t mean their advice is sound.

Tax structure impacts career choice
November 2, 2016

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

October 10, 2016

Christine Lagarde on Income Inequality, Brexit, and the Power of M&Ms

A Q&A with the IMF managing director and Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo.

Banks dislike using movable assets as collateral
October 3, 2016

Beefing Up Collateral Laws Could Encourage Banks to Lend

In many emerging economies, businesses without real estate struggle to access credit.

A business leader communicates complex ideas to a circle of employees.
September 7, 2016

Six Tools for Communicating Complex Ideas

Business leaders need to know how to make their information stick.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy causing business real estate to sit empty.
July 5, 2016

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: Which Bankruptcy System Is Better?

In certain markets, forcing companies to liquidate could cause offices and factories to sit empty.

A new model predicts stock performance better than CAPM
June 6, 2016

Your Investment Tool Is Failing You

A new tool offers smart investors an improvement over the CAPM.

An entrepreneur decides whether to pick an angel investor.
May 9, 2016

Keeping the Angels at Bay

Startups should be wary of accepting too much money from angel investors.

Liquidity kept auto purchases flowing via captive lessors.
April 4, 2016

Why Did Car Sales Drop So Dramatically During the Financial Crisis?

Even willing buyers were affected by a credit freeze.

March 17, 2016

Video: How to Play the Lottery Without Losing

Can we fight the poverty trap with new savings accounts that offer raffle tickets instead of interest?

High frequency traders affect the markets in many ways - in most cases, positively.
November 2, 2015

Do High-Frequency Traders Deserve Their Bad Rap?

Though suspicions abound, HFTs generally help markets function and grow.

Alternative methods for assessing credit worthiness are needed.
September 8, 2015

Credit Where Credit Is Due

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

August 3, 2015

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?
August 3, 2015

What Went Wrong at AIG?

Unpacking the insurance giant’s collapse during the 2008 financial crisis.

July 6, 2015

Going Beyond “Buy Low, Sell High”

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

real estate tied up in a bow
April 6, 2015

What Killed the Economy?

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

April 6, 2015

Let the Buyer Be Aware

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

April 3, 2015

Always Be Closing

Practical tips for success in real estate development.

March 2, 2015

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.

Investor walking blindfolded on stock chart
January 30, 2015

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.

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