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Finance & Accounting

What Good Is a Financial Advisor?

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

Policy

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

Using the right reward system can incentivize car dealership employees and lead to stronger work performance.
Strategy

Finding the Right Performance Incentives to Motivate Employees

Some incentive schemes encourage hard work—others reward those who game the system.

Economics

Disposable Income Is Rising in Africa. What Happens Next?

A Q&A about growth trends in African markets.

Strategy

A Clever Strategy to Combat Free Riding

In any collaboration, the temptation to slack off is strong.

Strategy

Why Income Inequality among White Collar Workers Is Growing

Top earners benefit most from “knowledge hierarchies” in organizations.

Finance & Accounting

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.

Economics

How the Wormhole Decade (2000–2010) Changed the World

Five implications no one can afford to ignore.

Economics

Podcast: What Happens When Employees Are Poached?

How poaching benefits companies and industries, and how you can make yourself more poachable.

Healthcare

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?

Policy

Does Democracy Curb Corruption?

A clever study investigates the link between where roads are built and who is in power.

Leadership

Podcast: Get the Most from Your Newest Team Members

Onboarding advice for organizations big and small.

Leadership

Podcast: The Power of Persuasive Storytelling

Stories hook your business audience and get them to take action.

Economics

Two Distinct Motivations Drive Violence against Americans in the Middle East

Lessons about cultural dominance have implications for the business world.

Can Wikipedia Be Trusted?

Crowdsourced Wikipedia entries are more biased than Encyclopaedia Britannica articles.

It Pays to Be Honest—Even When You’re Selling Junk

Disclosing flaws can drive auction bids up.

Marketing

The Superfluousness of Realtors

Homes sold through Realtors do not garner a price premium over ones sold by owners.

Finance & Accounting

Maximize the Returns, Lower the Risk

Using the right tools to grow savings and improve investment outcomes.

Economics

To Bluff or Not to Bluff

Game theory says it’s pure mathematics. But human psychology matters, too.

Economics

Is Economic Growth a Question of Culture?

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