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What It Will Take to Change the Culture of Wall Street

Media Mentions | October 24, 2014 | Harvard Business Review

Professor Steven Mandis writes about the organizational issues of Wall Street and how to improve the regulation of big banks.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Organizations, Risk Management | Read Article

A Book, Four Funds and a Flood of Cash

Media Mentions | October 22, 2014 | The New York Times

The article discusses Professor Joel Greenblatt’s book “The Little Book That Beats the Market” and how four new mutual funds use variations of his approach.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Starboard May Use This Structure to Save Yahoo $16 Billion

Media Mentions | September 29, 2014 | CNBC

Professor Robert Willens explains how Yahoo could use a transaction known as a Reverse Morris Trust to save the company $16 billion in taxes.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow

Press Release | September 25, 2014

New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firms

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

Burger King and Warren Buffett Under Fire for Tim Hortons Deal

Media Mentions | August 26, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

Professor Robert Willens comments on Burger King’s deal with Tim Hortons, spurring questions as to whether the move was meant to dodge higher US taxes.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Strategy, World Business | Read Article

Do Hedge Funds Create Sustainable Company Growth?

Media Mentions | August 18, 2014 | IEDP

Professor Wei Jiang’s research shows neither the company nor its long-term shareholders are adversely affected by hedge fund activism.

Topics: Corporate Finance, Organizations | Read Article

Are Banks Still Too Big to Fail?

Media Mentions | August 04, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Charles Calomiris talks about the liquidity crisis in South America and Europe.

Topics: Corporate Finance, World Business | Read Article

For Some CEOs, No Price Is Too High to Retain Control In a Proxy Battle

Press Release | July 31, 2014

In new research from Columbia Business School, CEOs are three times as likely to value shares above market value to avoid getting pushed out

Topics: Corporate Finance, Leadership | Read Article

Academics Say Quant Analysis Can Detect Financial Irregularities

Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Value Walk

Prof. Dan Amiram’s research finds that Benford’s Law can be used to detect financial reporting irregularities.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance | Read Article

New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis

Press Release | June 30, 2014

Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Risk Management | Read Article