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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
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.
Adjunct Faculty Members Recognized for Teaching
School News | May 22, 2014
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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