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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

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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.

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Surviving Ebola: Africa Cries Out for Healthcare Boost

Media Mentions | August 21, 2014 | Reuters

Professor Amit Khandelwal comments on the need to get the basic level of healthcare systems up to speed in Africa to prevent diseases like Ebola.

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Espirito Santo Bailout a `Good Formula': Calomiris

Media Mentions | August 04, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Charles Calomiris talks about the good bank-bad bank structure decision by Portugal’s central bank to take control of Banco Espirito Santo.

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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.

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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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