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Cash Crop
1 year ago

Cash Crop

By  •  Finance

Does access to more money cause economic growth? And if it does, exactly how does finance sow productivity? A swath of Midwestern cornfields, it turns out, holds the answer.

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When Giants Walk The Earth
1 year ago

When Giants Walk The Earth

By  •  Mergers And Acquisitions

In the last 15 years, mergers have transformed the face of business, concentrating market share in a small number of corporations. Investors clearly benefit, Rice Business’ Professor Gustavo Grullon reports. But what about consumers?

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Alumni Club
1 year ago

Alumni Club

By  •  Financial Markets

If you’re a mutual fund manager, school connections with a CEO can have an excellent effect on your investments. School ties, research shows, are good for connected investors and even better for CEO salaries. But are they good for everyone else?

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Quantity, Quantity, Quantity
1 year ago

Quantity, Quantity, Quantity

By  •  Finance

Most companies tend to underperform after they raise capital. But recent research shows that net financing matters more than the composition of financing.

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Trust Me On This
2 years ago

Trust Me On This

By  •  Lending

Lenders are more likely to fully fund loans and give better interest rates to borrowers they perceive as trustworthy. Moreover, appearance-based judgments of trustworthiness are usually accurate: borrowers who look more trustworthy really are more likely to repay loans.

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