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Capital Ideas |
Summer 2013
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ECONOMICS
5] Gas pump riddle: Why did drivers
switch to premium during the
recession?
FINANCE
6] Measuring how politics shapes
portfolios: Uncertainty can make
stocks more volatile and more
correlated
STATISTICS
7] How to find the best hockey
players for the money
ACCOUNTING
8] In financial reporting, less is
more…
PhD RESEARCH: Accounting
9] …but in banking, disclosure
promotes stability
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
10] Relationship advice for
suppliers: Use a business planning
model
ECONOMICS
10] Four ways to improve your
pay-for-performance plan
MARKETING
11] When the name of a hotel
matters
ECONOMICS
12] Most billionaires are self-made,
not heirs
PhD RESEARCH: Marketing
13] When online display ads work
too well
What it would take to fix the global financial system.
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“We still lack frameworks to
keep banks out of trouble
and
to deal with banks that, in spite
of the rules, still get into trouble.”
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EDITORS’ NOTE
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FEATURED FACULTY
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THE GRAPHIC
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THE EQUATION
Capital Ideas
Research | Analysis | Commentary | Summer 2013
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How
Simon Kuznets
codified modern
economic growth.
by Robert W. Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte
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At age 21, a classic paper by
Harry L. Davis
is
still sharpening skills.
by Linda E. Ginzel
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Many countries face a
retirement savings crisis.
Behavioral economics can help.
by Shlomo Benartzi and Richard H. Thaler
ECONOMICS
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How close are women to
having it all?
Marianne
Bertrand
runs the numbers.
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
30]
Drug trials are
expensive and often
inconclusive.
John
R. Birge
wants to
change that.
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
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Wait! It’s good for you!
Ayelet Fishbach
has new
insights about
the value of patience.
COVER STORY
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Cover photo: Sadie Whitehead
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