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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.

A police officer attempts stock market regulation.
January 5, 2015

What Will It Take to Regulate the Stock Markets?

Better data and better cooperation are needed.

December 1, 2014

Understanding How Stock Traders Forage for Profit

Day traders behave like bees when deciding what to buy and sell.

December 1, 2014

Is Your Household Liquid Enough?

Ample cash reserves aid households when faced with the unexpected.

December 1, 2014

Fixing the Next Mortgage Crisis

What if mortgages could be refinanced automatically?

October 6, 2014

How Malls Die—and How Your Business Could Be Next

When retail-store locations go under, they drag nearby stores down too.

October 6, 2014

Plastic Problems

When giving credit card users more information can backfire

Cultural biases in economic exchange stem from weak bilateral trust.
September 2, 2014

Is Economic Growth a Question of Culture?

A decade of research shows how culture seeps into economic decisions.

Unemployment Insurance helps people save their houses
August 4, 2014

The Hidden Benefits of Unemployment Insurance

A pioneering study reveals that the benefits of unemployment insurance include reductions in mortgage defaults and improved access to credit.

July 7, 2014

A Fine Fiscal Balance

A conversation with Jan Eberly on sustainable fiscal policy.

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