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Europe’s Single Resolution Mechanism Is Creating Instability

Recent bank bailouts show that the Single Resolution Mechanism doesn’t work in its current form.

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How Value Is Destroyed in Acquisitions and Disposals

Boris Liedtke & S. David Young

Corporate incentives are often skewed towards short-term gains at the expense of long-term value.
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The Virtuous Circle Between Financial Information and Innovation

Firms’ R&D activities and financiers’ information about innovative projects reinforce one another.

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Share Buybacks Are Corporate Suicide

R. Ayres, M. Olenick

When firms invest too heavily in buying back shares, there is likely to be trouble ahead.
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How Private Investors Can Narrow the Global Infrastructure Gap

Governments have been unable to address infrastructure shortfalls. Private investors can help fill the gap.

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The Role of Digital in Financial Planning

Lucas Weatherill & Boris Liedtke

Retirement planning, riddled with uncertainty and consumer biases as it is, may be best handled with a mix of digital and face-to-face advice.

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The Dark and the Darker Sides of the Market

Bart Zhou Yueshen & Rachael Noyes

Total transparency in financial trading can be costly.

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Banks Are Passing the Buck in Cost Cutting

Boris Liedtke & S. David Young

Misaligned incentives still reign in the banking industry, turning cost cutting into a hot potato passed around divisions.
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Response to Henning Huenteler: Use Climate Funds to Deal With Consequences

The amount of money needed to comply with Paris Agreement would be better spent on funds that will alleviate climate change damage.
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Response to Professor Vermaelen: U.S. Climate Policy Is Based on Shaky Arguments

Giving President Trump credit for a careful cost-benefit analysis misses the details and implications of this decision.

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How In-Work Benefits Reduce Poverty

The U.S. and Canada adopted similar programmes to combat family poverty in the 1990s. How have they fared?

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Trump’s Climate Policy is Based on Cost-Benefit Analysis

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord is based on economic arguments.
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Why Your Financial Planner Should Be a Robot

Lucas Weatherill & Boris Liedtke

Retirement planning requires more data and less human involvement to nudge customers to a more comfortable future.
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Banks Are Still Thinking Short-Term

Boris Liedtke & S. David Young

A single-minded focus on the bottom line can destroy value.
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China’s Colonial Ambitions

Paulo Vicente dos Santos Alves & Fabian Salum

China is heading down the path of colonialism as it tries to slake its thirst for resources.
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