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Finance and Economics is the largest division of Columbia Business School, offering nearly half the courses at the School. Recruiters consistently rank Columbia among the top schools in the country for finance, and more than half of the School's graduating MBAs take finance-related jobs.

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Columbia Ideas at Work

Low-Calorie Menus Could Be Making Us Fat

When lighter options are grouped together, diners opt for heavier meals.

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Can't Meet Anyone Online? It's Not All Your Fault.

Seeking a match online? Whether its a new job or a date, fewer choices may lead to better matches.

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To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One

Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlements

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The High Cost of Climate Uncertainty

Using nearly a century and a half of stock market data, researchers consider individual tolerance for risk to put a more accurate price on carbon and stave off the worst effects of climate change.

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Up in Smoke

As countries around the world roll out climate change policies, carbon divestment moves from moral high ground to financial imperative.

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How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine

The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.

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Printing Money, But Not Pumping It into the Economy

A new look at the money multiplier sheds light on bank behavior in the wake of the recession.

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Want Your Innovation Contest to Work?

New research explores the ideal contest design for spurring innovation.

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Is Your Team Too Talented?

Too much talent — on the court or in the office — can drive down team performance, new research shows.

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