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Universal Basic Income: Lessons From a Failed Experiment

The world needs well-designed studies to move beyond the philosophical aspects of how wealth should be distributed.
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The Changing Face of Family Offices in Europe

C Zeisberger, C Decker-Lange, K Lange

The tumultuous events of the last two decades have affected European family offices differently, in accordance with the continent’s diversity.

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Information About Differences Ultimately Leads to Profit

When firms participate in industry classifications, their product may turn out to be better or worse than that of their competitors. Either way, the bottom line is boosted.

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The Global Impact of the Trade Stand-Off Between Japan and South Korea

A regional trade tiff has the potential to bring on a global recession.

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Less Than Zero: The New Normal for Interest Rates?

Will your bank pay you to borrow money?
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How Benchmarking Can Make Markets More Opaque

The growth of assets under management by institutional investors influences the informational efficiency of financial markets, asset prices and investors’ portfolio returns.

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BRT: A New View of Corporations and Capitalism

Theo Vermaelen & N. Craig Smith

Our experts respond to the Business Roundtable's revised statement of the purpose of a corporation.
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BRT: The Fuzzy Purpose of the Corporation

The Business Roundtable’s statement confuses rather than clarifies.
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BRT: The New Capitalism?

US CEOs have unveiled a bigger tent that puts shareholders on a par with customers, workers, suppliers and communities.

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Cautious Creativity With Investment Funds: A Guide for Non-Profits

Boris Liedtke & Peter Lai

Why charities should be interested in exchange-traded funds.

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How the Volkswagen Scandal Turned ‘Made in Germany’ Into a Liability

Firms that leverage a collective reputation for marketing purposes should never lose sight of the fact that one bad apple can spoil the barrel.
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Getting Rid of Gender Bias in Venture Capital

M Varadan, K Hassan, C Zeisberger

The gender gap in VC doesn’t merely reflect society’s sexism. It’s an alarm bell, warning of an industry’s obsolescence.

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The Trick to Predicting Recessions

A primer on predicting the unpredictable.
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The High Cost of Being Private

Privately held companies need to understand that cost of debt is higher for them, but they can adapt to alleviate it.

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How Charities Should Manage Their Cash

Boris Liedtke & Peter Lai

For non-profits, a large cash position could signal prudence or betray a lack of investing sophistication.