Corporate Governance

Stigler Center Event: David Yermack on Blockchains and the Future of Finance

Yermack, the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business, will teach a mini-course of three...

Incomplete Contracts and the U.S. Economy: Q&A with Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart, the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, sits down for a special interview with ProMarket in which he discusses his...

Why Have Soda Companies Funded Nearly 100 Health Organizations in the Last Five Years? Q&A With Michael Siegel

According to a new study, the world’s largest soda companies have sponsored 96 national health organizations during the last five years.  Last June, Philadelphia became...

The Non-Performing Assets of Wells Fargo

The entire board of Wells Fargo, not just the CEO, needs to be replaced. In 1992, shareholder activist Bob Monks purchased a full-page ad in...

What Differentiates White-Collar Criminals From Other Executives? A Q&A With Eugene Soltes

Video: Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes discusses his new book and explains why he considers white-collar crime to be a failure of intuition, not reasoning. What drives...

The Power of Convictions

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom, winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics, created a new area of economic inquiry. They also had a profound...

Corporate Culture in Investment Banking: An Inside Look

A former investment banker examines the culture that incentivizes people in the industry to put their interests before their clients’. Part three in a...

How Rich are the Parents of Your Money Manager, and What Does it Tell You About his Alpha?

In the last few decades, numerous studies in financial literature have been devoted to the question of “alpha”—that is, the ability of money managers...

Why Firms’ Shareholders Condone Seemingly “Excessive” Executive Pay Packages, and What it Means For the Economy

If the large mutual funds are out to improve governance, why do they condone, if not encourage, seemingly excessive and performance-insensitive compensation packages? A new...

Keynesian Winner-Lose-All Economics

When calm, reasoned arguments, logical deductions, evidence and the like are not able to block Keynesian utility traps, ridicule might do the job. Professional sports, like...

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Bethany McLean’s Weekend Reading List: Eastman Kodak, Private Equity Hospitals, and America’s First Female Recession

Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

Tech Monopolies Are the Reason the US Now Has a TikTok Problem

Tech platforms like Facebook say we should protect, empower, and celebrate their concentrated power for the sake of America’s national security. But...

Police Stops of Black Drivers Increase Following Trump Rallies, New Study Suggests 

A new study looks into how Trump's 2016 presidential campaign affected police behavior toward Black Americans and finds that the probability that...

Big Tech Is Officially Too Big to Manage

Last week’s Congressional hearing on Big Tech showed the CEOs of the four largest tech platforms unable to answer basic questions about...

The House’s Big Tech Hearing: Break Ups Large and Small?

Last week’s epic House hearing on online platforms raised many issues, chief among which was the question who gets to operate at...

How Hedge Fund Performance Fees Fail Investors

In the hedge fund industry, there is a material disconnect between funds’ lifetime performance and lifetime incentive fees for managers. A new...

Bethany McLean’s Weekend Reading List: Google, Shale, and Fraudulent Honey

Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean.