Monthly Archives: April 2011

Recording of the Webinar:”BP’s Failure to Debias: Underscoring the Importance of Behavioral Corporate Finance”

Professor Hersh Shefrin discussed 4×4 culture analysis using BP as a vehicle. He discussed the application of business processes and psychological pitfalls to analyze corporate culture, especially in respect to risk management. Listen to the recording here View slides here

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Bankruptcy Scores: 20 Risky Retailers

Professor Edward Altman’s Z-score was used to identify 20 risky retailers. Bankruptcies in the retail sector are still a very disconcerting prospect. In less than a year, we have witnessed the fall of two behemoths: Blockbuster (BLOAQ.PK) and Borders, an … Continue reading

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‘Guaranteed to Fail’ is named a ‘Top Business Book’

“Guaranteed to Fail” by Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Lawrence J. White (Princeton). Four professors at New York University’s Stern School of Business explain how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got so big and why we … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Financial Crisis

Professor Eric Dinallo, Debevoise & Plimpton partner, and former New York superintendent of insurance, discusses whether the government handled the AIG part of the financial crisis. Watch video

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Would Legislation Prevent Another Financial Crisis?

The FDIC says the Dodd-Frank Act would have allowed Lehman Brothers to wind down and sell its assets without government assistance. Would such legislation prevent another financial crisis from happening? Professor Thomas Cooley discusses. Watch video

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