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Pro-borrower or Pro-lender?

Feature | August 05, 2014

Commercial contract laws that govern lending can generate big business for states — but borrower beware.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy | Read Article

Has “Say on Pay” Worked?

Feature | June 24, 2014

Shareholder voting on executive compensation has done little to curb CEO pay — but has brought transparency to governance.

Topics: Accounting, Leadership, Management, Public Policy, World Business | Read Article

A Filter for Financial Fraud

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.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy | Read Article

One Book or Two?

Feature | April 24, 2014

The link between tax liability and internal pricing.

Topics: Accounting, World Business | Read Article

The Value Trap

Research Brief | November 27, 2013

Assess the risk associated with the growth of a so-called value stock by considering both its book-to-price and earnings-to-price ratios.

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

A Better Standard for Credit Risk

Feature | April 29, 2013

A new metric uses publicly disclosed bank information to better predict credit losses from loans.

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments, Risk Management | Read Article

Luring the Informed Investor

Feature | November 30, 2012

Does investor sophistication correlate with firms’ disclosure activities?

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

Accounting and Systemic Risk

Feature | April 30, 2012

Professors Trevor Harris and Doron Nissim and Executive-in-Residence Robert Herz discuss their new paper on accounting's role in reporting, creation, and reduction of systemic risk at financial institutions and across the financial system.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy, Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

Fair Value, Risky Business

Feature | March 30, 2012

Does fair-value accounting contribute to systemic risk in the banking industry?

Topics: Accounting, Risk Management | Read Article

Valuing Insurance Firms

Feature | March 30, 2012

New research shows which relative valuation models are best applied to insurance companies.

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article


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