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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Pension Funds' Fixation on Past Performance 'Damaging Wealth' – Study
Media Mentions | June 20, 2014 | Investment & Pensions Europe
Research by Prof. Andrew Ang shows that institutional investors’ common practice of chasing mutli–year returns in asset classes and managers damages long–term performance for pension funds.
The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat
Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Forbes
Prof. Dan Amiram’s research shows that public companies whose financial statements are significantly out of compliance with Benford’s Law are more likely to be caught by the SEC for accounting irregularities.
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