Mendoza School of Business


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    April 30, 2019
    Why ‘Staggered’ boards are paying off for stock investors

    Mendoza College of Business Dean and the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance Martijn Cremers' research was used in a Fortune Magazine piece about the benefits of staggered boards at publicly held companies. Cremers and his co-researchers found that "firm values" increased under a staggered structure for companies that changed their boards from unstaggered to staggered.


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    April 9, 2019
    The IPO market heats up: What investors need to know

    Finance professor Timothy Loughran and Wharton’s David Wessels discuss in a podcast what investors in tech IPOs need to know.


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    March 25, 2019
    Trump’s Fed nominee faces broad backlash

    Assistant teaching professor of finance Jason Reed was quoted in a Financial Times story about Federal Reserve board nominee Stephen Moore. Economists say the choice of Stephen Moore is an attack on the independence of the central bank.

    Financial Times

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    March 20, 2019
    Signing Mike Trout: The most expensive contract in sports history is a bargain, expert says

    Finance professor Richard Sheehan says Mike Trout's 12-year contract extension, said to be worth a record $426.5 million, is a bargain for the Angels if how long Trout can perform at his current level is taken into account.

    Shannon Roddel

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    March 19, 2019
    Is there a case for actively managed funds?

    Finance professor and interim dean Martijn Cremers is quoted in a Barron's article on whether actively managed funds are still useful. Passive investing has gained popularity over the years thanks to lower fees than active funds.


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    March 17, 2019
    Is now the time for active investing to make a comeback?

    Lower fees and rising volatility are making active management more competitive, supporters say. But critics say the odds are on the side of passive investing. Martijn Cremers, interim dean and professor of finance at Mendoza and a consultant to investment management firms, argues in favor of active management.

    Wall Street Journal

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    March 13, 2019
    Notre Dame finance professor wins research award

    University of Notre Dame assistant finance professor Huaizhi Chen’s research paper took first place in the 17th annual Dr. Richard A. Crowell Prize, which recognizes new and cutting-edge academic research that connects theory and practice in the field of quantitative investing.

    Carol Elliott

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    March 11, 2019
    Following the crowd: New study shows how to improve group consensus

    The growing number of crowd-sourcing sites shows the extent to which consumers rely on popular opinion. New research by professor of finance Zhi Da and Xing Huang of Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to improve their accuracy.

    Shannon Roddel

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    March 10, 2019
    Communities lose when newspapers die or slide into decline

    Last May, finance professor Paul Gao and fellow researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found government waste and corruption, and other community issues grew when local newspapers closed.

    New York Times

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    March 8, 2019
    Journalists can’t hold government officials accountable as news deserts rise

    Finance professor Paul Gao's research into what effect newspaper closures have on communities is referenced in an article by the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Chicago Sun-Times