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Sweden’s School Choice Disaster

Media Mentions | July 15, 2014 | Slate

Prof. Ray Fisman says that many education reformers tend to view initiatives such as education technology, charters, or school choice vouchers as the “silver bullet,” when in fact improving educational outcomes is a “hard, messy, complicated process.”

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Wei Jiang Named Director of Chazen Institute

School News | July 11, 2014

Wei Jiang, the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, has been appointed Director of the School’s Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business.

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Some Scary Practices Return to US Property Market, but the Bubbles Are Overseas

Media Mentions | June 11, 2014 | CNBC

Prof. Shang–Jin Wei says that because most Chinese “tend to rely on savings and their children for financial security” instead of the retirement plans and social safety nets that are available to Americans, a crash in the Chinese housing market would not do the same damage as the US property market’s bust did in 2008.

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Why "Nearshoring" Is Replacing "Outsourcing"

Media Mentions | June 04, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Rita McGrath says that US manufacturing could make a comeback as early as 2015 as the cost discrepancies and other economic advantages that have led American companies to outsource manufacturing to far–flung places change dramatically.

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One of World’s Top Wealth Funds Urged to Adopt Style of Investing Pioneered by Canadian Pension

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Financial Post

Research by Prof. Andrew Ang advises the Norwegian government’s global sovereign wealth fund to take more risk in investing and to adopt the “opportunity cost model” pioneered by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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Norway Should Replicate CPPIB with Government Pension Fund Global — Review

Media Mentions | May 29, 2014 | Pensions & Investments

Prof. Andrew Ang’s research shows that in order to increase returns for the its sovereign wealth fund, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance should take more risks and adopt a cost management model pioneered by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Should Follow Canada's Model

Press Release | May 28, 2014

Columbia Business School Professor says $850 billion Norwegian Government Pension Fund would benefit from taking on more risk

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Policymakers Take Heed: Your Visiting Professional Isn't the Key to Spreading American Business Practices Overseas

Press Release | May 27, 2014

Columbia Business School study reveals a critical problem for foreign organizations: skilled migrant workers don’t always successfully share what they’ve learned in the US

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Amit Khandelwal Receives Eccles Research Award

School News | May 08, 2014

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iAngels Wants to Help You Co-Invest with 'the Smartest People in the Room.' This Room Just Happens to Be in Israel

Media Mentions | May 07, 2014 | New York Business Journal

iAngels, a startup crowdfunding platform founded by Mor Assia ’11, allows investors to back high–performing ventures in the burgeoning Israeli tech scene.

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