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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.

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

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.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance | 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