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Economists look back at what alternative monetary policies could have led to a quicker recovery from the financial crisis.
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.

CEO listens to stakeholders including customers, employees, and the community.
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.

Groucho Marx reads a stock ticker.
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.

A trader looks at a volatile stock market chart made up of newspaper headlines.
June 3, 2019

What Causes Stock Market Swings?

Tariffs? Job reports? Oil prices? A new volatility index pinpoints which factors make investors feel uncertain.

An investor uses two connecting ladders to climb a tall dollar sign.
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.”

Two women at a retirement party, looking at an almost empty piggy bank.
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.

Investors discuss doing business in China
February 5, 2019

How Chinese Businesses Establish Credibility with Foreign Investors

Where contract law is lax, investment banks step in to vet companies.

A home made of dollar bills blows away
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.

Quantifying the value of sustainable practices.
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.

Trying to borrow money from the bank.
November 6, 2018

Which Businesses Are More Likely to Get a Loan During a Credit Crunch?

Banks get picky when cash dries up.

An origami hummingbird represents social impact investment strategies.
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.

Investors examine a company's sustainable initiatives.
May 2, 2018

The Case for Investing in Green Companies

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

Panic of 1907 compared to the Great Recession
April 6, 2018

Why the Panic of 1907 Led to a Recession

Understanding this history sheds light on the 2008 financial crisis.

a family adds assets to its house
February 5, 2018

Take 5: How Do Households Manage Fluctuating Finances?

Plus, how policymakers can help them manage better.

Cryptocurrency miners mine for cryptocurrencies.
February 2, 2018

New Cryptocurrencies, Same Old Problems

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

Does private equity backing make firms stronger or weaker?
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.

A financier moves a block into a blockchain.
January 3, 2018

How Blockchain Could Radically Alter Global Finance

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

a family adds assets to its house
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.

November 2, 2017

How Do People Respond to Sales Tax Increases?

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

A man chooses flowers in a meadow
November 2, 2017

“One of the Investment Greats” Explains His Portfolio Strategy

A Q&A with renowned investor Lou Simpson.

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