Spring 2014

A Filter for Financial Fraud

Ideas at Work: Research Brief
May 15, 2014
A new technique uses the power of statistical analysis to uncover likely accounting and financial fraud. The tool could help the SEC — as well as auditors and investors — to quickly and inexpensively root out wrongdoing.
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Option for Control

Ideas at Work: Feature
May 15, 2014
CEOs use their options to fight proxy battles.
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Friendly Influence

Ideas at Work: Feature
May 15, 2014
A new study sheds light on how the structures of social networks help or hinder the spread ideas, fashion, and even social movements.
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The Vikings Return to America

Ideas at Work: Feature
May 29, 2014

A new report on Norway’s pension fund points toward a Canadian model for active investment management.

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Competing With Bias

Ideas at Work: Feature
April 3, 2014

Research shows how discrimination works in the hiring process and suggests that science and tech firms that leave it unaddressed may overlook talented female candidates.

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One Book or Two?

Ideas at Work: Feature
April 24, 2014
The link between tax liability and internal pricing.
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A Better Match

Ideas at Work: Research Brief
April 24, 2014
Offer incentives to improve wait-list management — and matches.
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Are the Unemployed Stampeding to Social Security?

Ideas at Work: Feature
April 23, 2014
A new study finds that, contrary to some policymakers’ warnings, people do not turn to disability insurance when their unemployment benefits run out.
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Eyeballing the Experts

Ideas at Work: Feature
March 21, 2014
What can umpires’ mistakes tell us about how status and reputation influence decision making?
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Social Savers

Ideas at Work: Feature
March 21, 2014
Peer monitors can help the poorest of the poor increase their wealth.
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