Capital Markets and Investments News
October 12, 2011
Prof. Calomiris discusses advantages of ‘coco’ bonds.
Bankers predict revival of ‘coco’ bonds
October 11, 2011
The article features a paper by Prof. Beim that explains how inflation may be a future tool for the eurozone and finds the real costs of a Greek default to the ECB.
Correct: Update: ECB At Risk If Greece Defaults — Study
July 27, 2011
Research by Prof. Andrew Ang finds the average hedge fund to be moderately leveraged.
Are Hedge Funds ’Too Big to Fail’?
July 19, 2011
U.S. News & World Report discusses a study by Prof. Daniel Bartels that reveals why consumers opt for present consumption over long–term financial investments, noting the degree to which people feel connected to their future selves. Research by Prof. Ran Kivetz on the relationship between guilt and the consumption of luxury products is also featured.
The Secret to Saving for a Rainy Day
July 10, 2011
The Financial Times reports on research by Shang–Jin Wei that finds that the rising sex ratio imbalance in China has led parents to accumulate wealth for their son’s marriages, helping to drive the rise in private savings between 1990 and 2005.
Asia: Heirs and spares
June 30, 2011
SourceMedia’s Financial Planning, sister publication of American Banker, features research by Prof. Sheena Iyengar that finds the more 401k options an employee has to choose from, the more it deters him or her from enrolling in a plan.
Study: Too Many Choices Impair 401(k) Decisions
June 17, 2011
Forbes features research findings by Prof. Charles Calomiris that reveal the size of bank loans made within EU member nations, and the relationship of these loans to the GDPs of the nations extending the credit.
May 27, 2011
The Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney reports on research by Prof. Sheena Iyengar that finds that an employee may neglect choosing a 401k if he or she is presented with too many fund options.
Does Choice Make Us Selfish?
May 10, 2011
Vox reports on research by Prof. Ang that reveals why the risk of default by EuroZone countries is much higher than it is for U.S. states.
March 24, 2011
Less than two weeks after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, three Columbia University professors shared their expertise as part of the university event, “The Economic, Health, and Political Consequences of Japan’s Earthquake.”
March 22, 2011
Prof. David Weinstein discusses what Japan's economic recovery will look like on WNYC.
October 26, 2010
NPR reports on Todd Combs, 2002 Columbia Business School graduate, being appointed as Chief Investment Officer of Berkshire Hathaway.