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Spring 2014

Ideas at Work: Research Brief
May 15, 2014

A Filter for Financial Fraud

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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May 15, 2014

Option for Control

CEOs use their options to fight proxy battles.

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Ideas at Work: Feature
May 15, 2014

Friendly Influence

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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Ideas at Work: Feature
May 29, 2014

The Vikings Return to America

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

At close to $900 billion, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is one of the largest investment funds in the world, holding approximately 1 percent of all equities around the world. On a per capita basis, it represents about $185,000 per citizen. The fund is remarkable not only for its size, but also for its commitment to socially responsible investing and transparency.

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Ideas at Work: Feature
April 3, 2014

Competing With Bias

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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Ideas at Work: Feature
April 24, 2014

One Book or Two?

The link between tax liability and internal pricing.

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Ideas at Work: Research Brief
April 24, 2014

A Better Match

Offer incentives to improve wait-list management — and matches.

 
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Ideas at Work: Feature
April 23, 2014

Are the Unemployed Stampeding to Social Security?

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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Ideas at Work: Feature
March 21, 2014

Eyeballing the Experts

What can umpires’ mistakes tell us about how status and reputation influence decision making?

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Ideas at Work: Feature
March 21, 2014

Social Savers

Peer monitors can help the poorest of the poor increase their wealth.

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