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The Uptick Rule and a Long View of Short Selling

Karl Diether has studied the uptick rule and finds that its effects on liquidity and volatility are small and best viewed as distortions caused by the rule itself.

Sep 19, 2010

The Gift of Self-Reliance

Tuck’s Broehl/Hornsby Social Innovation Fund sponsored a First-Year Project in which a group of students traveled to Nicaragua to assist in an effort to improve food security for the farmers.

Sep 19, 2010

Strengthening the Weakest Link

Brian Tomlin explores how companies can manage risks lurking in their supply chains and discovers that the nature of the risk matters.

Sep 17, 2010

Don’t Cry for Coca-Cola

Peter Golder’s study of brand persistence shows that a recession may be a top brand’s best friend.

Sep 16, 2010

Rock and a Hard Place at the Cineplex: Timing DVD Releases

Assistant Professor Y. Jackie Luan has developed an econometric model to help film studios find balance—and maximum revenue—as theaters and DVDs fight it out.

Sep 16, 2010

Pay to Play: Tallying the Costs of Active Investing

Investor behavior has long been at odds with investor wisdom. Most investors chase potential profits by actively buying and selling stocks—or by hiring someone else to do it for them—although trading costs and management fees significantly reduce their net returns. New research by Tuck Professor Kenneth R. French quantifies the costs of such active investing and provides strong evidence that a passive approach is better for most investors.

Sep 13, 2010