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Corporate Finance

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

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.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Organizations | Read Article

Adjunct Faculty Members Recognized for Teaching

School News | May 22, 2014

Topics: Corporate Finance, Leadership, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Financial Fraud Detection Now as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Press Release | May 21, 2014

New approach exposes irregularities in annual financial statements and can help the SEC, investors, and auditors detect fraud faster

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Harder to Recognize

Media Mentions | April 28, 2014 | CFO Magazine

Robert Herz, Executive-in-Residence, says that while heavy compliance burdens loom in the near future, the ease of working in a “globally converged revenue–recognition regime” will make these challenges worth the trouble for companies later on.

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One Step Backward for Corporate Accountability

Media Mentions | April 24, 2014 | Fortune

Ethan Rouen, Ph.D. candidate ’17, argues for a more efficient, accessible, and user–friendly implementation of XBRL, the system that public companies use to file and release their earnings to the investing public.

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Boom Times for the Barbarians

Media Mentions | April 04, 2014 | CNNMoney

Prof. Donna Hitscherich, director of the Private Equity Program, says that for many private equity firms, going public brings access to more money to fund acquisitions and expand their business.

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

Two Students Win Academic Paper Contest

School News | January 14, 2014

As part of its first-ever student academic paper competition, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) recognized two Columbia students for their writing.

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Faculty Members Recognized for Elective Course Teaching

School News | December 19, 2013

Professor Enrique Arzac was awarded for his Advanced Corporate Finance course, while Bill Duggan was honored for Napoleon’s Glance.

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James Gorman Speaks at Program for Financial Studies Conference

School News | December 05, 2013

A capacity audience of students, faculty members, alumni, practitioners, and media learned from the expertise shared by keynote speaker James Gorman ’87, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, during the third annual Program for Financial Studies conference on November 1.

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