New research shows which relative valuation models are best applied to insurance companies.
A new study provides evidence that some investors read old news as new — and get taken advantage of by savvier arbitrageurs.
Bruce Kogut, the director of the School's Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, discusses the center's latest perspective about making the financial sector work for Wall Street and Main Street after the financial crisis.
In his latest book, Professor Joseph Stiglitz examines the financial crisis of 2008. He says there is more work to be done.
Frank Byrd '00 and Professor Emi Nakamura discussed U.S. inflation and monetary policy in a recent community forum.
New research from Professor Shang-Jin Wei points to a new macroeconomic implication of China's gender imbalance.
A new metric uses publicly disclosed bank information to better predict credit losses from loans.
After three decades of barely-checked expansion, the world is waiting for China's economy to run out of steam. Shang-Jin Wei argues that China's unique features will likely help it offset some of the slowing forces and maintain speed for the next decade.
A lagging consumer appetite, not a tight market for lending, is the main cause of the plunge in exports during the global recession.
Research suggests that mandatory contingent convertible bonds with a market trigger may not address the problem they were designed to solve.
The First Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition, sponsored by IBM, looked at the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and its divestiture of Wal-Mart.
At Columbia Business School's 5th Annual Healthcare Conference, industry leaders said they are looking for ways to drive innovation.
Does investor sophistication correlate with firms’ disclosure activities?
How did the financial industry on the other side of the Pacific fare during the economic crisis? The new issue of the Chazen Web Journal reports.
In a new book, Bruce Kogut discusses how network science reveals the small worlds and clubs behind the exercise of corporate governance.
Professor Bruce Greenwald and top value investors took part in a panel discussion at Columbia Business School on April 16, 2010.
An effective modern adaptation of the spirit of Glass-Steagall would place substantive limits on asset quality, says Professor David Beim.
Senior Vice Dean Chris Mayer and I had the opportunity to host a Community Forum with Howard Schweitzer and Jim Lambright, two amazing leaders who led the TARP effort.
New research explores whether asymmetric information about corporate assets could have been the sole cause of the recent crisis.
Professor Ciamac Moallemi considers some of the unanswered questions regarding the May 6 stock market plunge.
Better, more accurate disclosure of securitization transactions may help to reduce uncertainty about the value of financial institutions.
A strategic model shows how to buy or sell a large position most efficiently.
New research shows that stock-price jumps following hedge fund activism are the result of genuine productivity gains, not mere financial engineering.
Hedge investment risk in momentum strategies by anticipating periodic momentum crashes.
Particularly in the current volatile economy, investors need to have the right approach for making sense of available data and selecting investments....
Digital technologies are transforming how marketers reach, engage, and deliver value to their customers. In a digital age, organizations must...
Prof. Mayer argues that tight credit for homebuyers, not institutional financing, is driving the trend away from homeownership and toward rentals.
Prof. Moshe Cohen says that as Twitter goes public, many questions about how its evolving business model will sustain growth and deliver returns for advertisers remain unanswered.
Prof. Donna Hitscherich says that the strengthening economy, low interest rates, and high cash levels on balance sheets could indicate a strong year for mergers and acquisitions.
Prof. Andrew Ang’s research on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund finds that active management can add value to the multi–asset portfolio.
Cliff Schorer, director of the Lang Center’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program, says that the length of time from inception to IPO for a successful company has changed dramatically in recent years.
Prof. Michael Weinberg comments on the success and unconventional business model of Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme hedge fund.
Prof. Robert Willens says that recent tax court precedents could lead the IRS to “read more broadly” when determining whether the cost of an MBA is tax deductible and to challenge more deductions in the future.
Prof. Mark Cohen says that luxury brand IPOs are attractive to investors because high–end firms bring in customers who are willing to spend more for “exclusivity in fashion and quality.”
Prof. Emi Nakamura’s research finds that Chinese inflation figures have been understated as of late, while data on growth in consumption have been overstated.
Research by Prof. Ravina shows that America’s richest households make the same investing mistakes as people of average wealth.
Prof. Moshe Cohen attributes the conservative pricing of new stocks like Twitter to investor anxiety in the wake of Facebook’s IPO flop.
The program will offer a select group of students the opportunity to combine research and practice to design efforts that seek to drive capital toward investments that promote sustainable economic growth.