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Connecting the Dots: Tax Law and Accounting Policy

Leslie Robinson’s research reveals surprising results on the repatriation decisions of U.S. multinational corporations.

Aug 24, 2010

“Typical” Consumers Need Not Apply

Praveen Kopalle’s research demonstrates that so-called “emergent consumers” can help create more appealing products.

Aug 24, 2010

The Promise and Peril of Industry Self-Regulation?

To function best, a "free market" requires the support of institutions. Without laws that provide for the enforcement of contracts, people are less likely to engage in trade, and beneficial exchanges go unrealized. Without a means to protect intellectual property, inventors fear to reveal their ideas and technological progress is suppressed.

Aug 24, 2010

Security Issue Timing: Betting on a Sure Thing

Katharina Lewellen and her colleagues find that managers are effective at identifying mispricing of their own securities and are willing to exploit it by selling or buying securities using the corporate account.

Aug 24, 2010

Data Hemorrhages: Digital Medical Records Run Wild

Electronic medical records are in the news, with President Obama calling for the medical records of every American to be digitized by 2014, and the stimulus package providing $19 billion to make it happen.

Aug 24, 2010

Tweaking CAPM

Forty years ago, economist William Sharpe rattled Wall Street when he balanced risks and rewards mathematically. At first seen as heretical and later as “commanding,” his capital asset pricing model (CAPM) earned him the Nobel prize in 1990. Succeeding generations of distinguished scholars have continued to tweak the model and debate it, among them Tuck Professor Jonathan Lewellen.

Aug 24, 2010