Is The U.S. Headed For Another Mortgage Crisis?

Wharton's Natalya Vinokurova discusses her research on the development of mortgage-backed securities and the parallels to the present day. Ten years after the mortgage-fueled Great Recession, several of the market and structural components remain in place that could set the environment for the next crisis. In her latest research, Wharton management professor Natalya...

Should Companies Abandon Quarterly Earnings Reports?

Wharton's David Zaring and Georgetown University Law Center's Donald Langevoort discuss Trump's proposal to end quarterly reporting. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. ...

Why Middle-Class Families Can No Longer Afford America

Author Alissa Quart talks about why the Middle-Class is on the ropes -- and what can be done about it. Listen to the podcast: Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, hopes readers will take her latest book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, as a call...

How Dangerous Is The Corporate Debt Bubble?

Former investment banker and author William D. Cohan and Jyoti Thottam, opinion editor for business and economics at The New York Times, talk about the looming corporate debt bubble. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop,...

After Recessions, Why Do Some Jobs Disappear Forever?

Wharton's Nikolai Roussanov discusses his research on recessions and technological transformation. During the financial crisis of 2008, employment fell dramatically, as was expected. But in the economic recovery that followed, only certain jobs bounced back. A research paper by Wharton finance professor Nikolai Roussanov looks at this phenomenon and correlates...

Impact Investing: When Social Benefits Are In The Contract

Wharton's David Musto discusses his research on impact investing contracts. Watch the video below. For impact investors, there are two bottom lines, says Wharton finance professor David Musto: making money, and making the world a better place. Katherine Klein, management professor and vice dean for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, interviewed...

How Big Banks Can Become Too-Big-To-Fail

Wharton Finance professor Chaojun Wang discusses his research that in part looks at on how banks can become too-big-to-fail. The global financial meltdown of 2008 prompted a slew of  U. S. rules aimed at reining-in the banking industry to prevent a repeat. Now the U.S. is rolling back some of...

How One Hedge Fund’s Operational Approach Spawns Turnarounds

Jeffrey Smith, CEO at Starboard Value, explains how his firm's operational activism turns firms around. The idea of activist investors is not new, but today they are running strong. New York-based hedge fund Starboard Value considers itself an “operational activist” that invests in undervalued companies and works with management to...

Can Hollywood Survive Streaming Services?

Ben Fritz talks about his new book on the decline of Hollywood in the age of streaming services. Hollywood once ruled the world with must-see movies that would entice people to head to the nearest cinema every weekend. But movie crowds have been declining as more people opt to “Netflix...

How The Golden State Killer Case Ignited A Privacy Debate

Wharton's Robert Field and the University of Michigan's Kayte Spector-Bagdady discuss privacy concerns prompted by a possible breakthrough via DNA records in the Golden State Killer case. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it...

How Long Can The ‘Chinese Miracle’ Last?

Author Dinny McMahon says China's debt-fueled growth is unsustainable and due for a reckoning. What goes up must come down, as the saying goes. This could well be true of China, which has seen a massive expansion of its economy in recent years, driven by rampant construction and wild indebtedness....

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