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January 2, 2012

Solving a Pricey Riddle

How monetary policy influences the economy

January 1, 2012

Hangover after the Tax Holiday

Little foreign income repatriated due to American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

November 30, 2011

Mergers Can Be Risky Business

Default risk rises for acquiring firms

Cultural biases in economic exchange stem from weak bilateral trust.
November 2, 2011

Cultures of Trust

The way countries view one another affects trade and investments.

October 1, 2011

When Investors Disagree

Differing opinions influence financial market trading patterns

September 1, 2011

Hiring and Firing at the Top

Industry conditions matter when looking to hire or fire a CEO

August 1, 2011

Riding the High Income Wave

High earners ride higher, but rougher, economic waves

July 5, 2011

Jumps in the Market Make for Jumpy Investors

Short-lived market events can have long-term effects on the appetite for risk

July 5, 2011

Today’s Rising One-percenters

The growing gap between the very rich and everyone

June 1, 2011

Developing Stock Exchanges In Developing Countries

The impetus for a new stock exchange can determine its fate

April 1, 2011

Debt Markets During the Crisis

Failure to see the big picture led to a breakdown

March 14, 2011

Synchronicity Pays

Instant messaging helps traders buy and sell at the right time

Shareholders wrestling with management for control is an agency problem
February 2, 2011

Shareholders vs. Management: Split Decision

Shareholders should usually—but not always—control decisions

Criminal questioned by authority
January 1, 2011

Preventing Crime Waves

Why harsh punishments for all offenses may exacerbate crime

January 1, 2011

Dividends Driving Volatility

Erratic stock prices due to concerns over short-term dividend payments

October 1, 2010

Big Tax Breaks Beget Small Investments

Why the American Jobs Creation Act lowered taxes but failed to spur domestic investment

October 1, 2010

Valuing the Government Guarantee

Determining the U.S. government’s liability for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

August 1, 2010

Valuing Possibilities

Investment behavior and stock returns may measure growth opportunities

August 1, 2010

Spent

What happened to the 2008 stimulus checks

July 1, 2010

Recession-Fighting Serendipity

Well-timed government spending can blunt economic contractions

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