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Business Economics and Public Policy

Save or Be Selfish?

Feature | January 24, 2014

A new model can help economists understand how spouses make financial decisions — and why many couples struggle to save.

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Lessons from Asia in Financial Development

Off The Shelf | January 24, 2014

Hugh Patrick discusses the liberalization of financial systems behind the remarkable economic development of China, Japan, and Korea.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Finance, International Business and Finance, World Business | Read Article

Choosing Health — and Wealth

Feature | November 07, 2013

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Decision Science, Healthcare, Marketing | Read Article

Did Flexibility Compromise No Child Left Behind?

Feature | September 30, 2013

New research shows that subtle differences in implementation led to wide discrepancies in measured outcomes.

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

Why Do We Tip?

Viewpoints | August 30, 2013

An economist argues that restaurant patrons and waiters would be better off if restaurants adopted no-tipping policies.

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

Does Inequality Make You Happier?

Feature | July 29, 2013

New research shows that the relationship between income inequality and life satisfaction is not as simple as it seems.

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

Why Did the Home Affordable Modification Program Underperform?

Feature | July 29, 2013

New research suggests that the effectiveness of the Home Affordable Mortgage Program was severely limited by loan servicers’ low capacity to negotiate modifications.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Real Estate, Risk Management | Read Article

Uncertainty, Risk, and Climate Change

Feature | July 29, 2013

In this podcast, Geoffrey Heal discusses one of the biggest questions businesses and society face today — and tomorrow: how to make decisions about a future that's certain to be shaped by climate change.

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

Should Derivatives Be Privileged in Bankruptcy?

Research Brief | July 29, 2013

Reconsider derivatives’ privileged status in bankruptcy.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Could Uncertainty Cause a Recession?

Feature | April 29, 2013

New research explores whether asymmetric information about corporate assets could have been the sole cause of the recent crisis.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance, Organizations, Risk Management | Read Article

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