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Corporate SEC filings key in predicting volatility

Investors and analysts trying to forecast the volatility of a company’s stock returns can find crucial insights in publicly available corporate disclosures, according to a new study. Under SEC disclosure requirements, corporate managers report their [...]

IPO market seeing more women CEOs, despite disadvantages

This year has been a fantastic one for women CEOs taking companies through an IPO, despite the disadvantages they often experience from professional investors, who are overwhelmingly men. Read more about the IPO journey for [...]

Irrational humans cause issues for Rational Markets Theory

Human behavior can be an odd thing, and it's something that can drastically affect important parts of our lives, including our economy. "Even markets with some rational participants can behave irrationally. Speculation can move prices [...]

Deseret News: Professor Elizabeth Tashjian talks bankruptcy

Finance Professor Elizabeth Tashjian spoke with the Deseret News about bankruptcy filings after Utah company VidAngel filed for Chapter 11. The company censors expletives and other content some viewers find offensive from films and television [...]

How prices are determined in ‘dark’ financial markets

The arguments behind abolishing decentralized markets as envisaged by the European Securities and Markets Authority, or ESMA, in the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, MIFID II, rules may not be valid. Contrary to intuition, [...]

Don Wardell quoted in Chattanooga Times Free Press

Professor Don Wardell, the chair of the Operations and Information Systems department the David Eccles School of Business, was quoted in the Chattanooga Times Free Press in this story about how corporations and firms are [...]

Being transparent about pay can do more harm than good

There's a lot of talk about the desire for companies to be transparent about how much they pay people. Proponents argue it will end discrimination and boost morale at the organization. But Todd Zenger, N. Eldon Tanner [...]

Inside Higher Ed: Losing Games vs. Losing Students

Big fan of March Madness? Ready for the Final 4? Research from our very own Brian Cadman shows the correlation between a student's academic progress rate (APR) and the job security of college football and [...]