Mendoza School of Business


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    Elimination of NAFTA would hurt Canada the most, new study finds

    Finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand's new research examined the effects of the elimination of NAFTA (and for robustness US withdrawal only) on the US, Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, an agreement creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America, is currently at risk if the US withdraws.

    Market Business News

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    Study shows NAFTA’s demise puts Canada in the ‘penalty box’ published a story about finance professor's new research into what the results of dissolution of NAFTA would be. The study revealed the move would hurt the US, Canada and Mexico economically, but surprisingly Canada would suffer the most.

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    NAFTA’s demise puts Canada in the ‘penalty box,’ study shows

    A new study by finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand confirms that the elimination of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or simply the withdrawal of the U.S. from NAFTA, would reduce standards of living in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

    Shannon Roddel

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    Study shows independent, private firms pollute less than public firms

    Private, independent firms are less likely to pollute and incur EPA penalties than public and private equity-owned firms, according to new research from finance professors Sophie Shive and Margaret Forster. The study offers preliminary research into how finance can help mitigate climate change and sheds light on the debate about which type of corporate structure is better for reducing the "tragedy of the commons."

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    Independent, private firms pollute less than public firms, study shows

    Finance professors Sophie Shive and Margaret Forster's new research examines how finance could help mitigate climate change and sheds light on the debate about which type of corporate structure is better for reducing the “tragedy of the commons.”

    Shannon Roddel

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    Facebook’s Libra might be the best bet for cryptocurrency

    Finance Professor Bill McDonald analyzed Facebook's whitepaper on Libra, a new, simple global currency and financial infrastructure that is intended to empower billions of people. McDonald, the Thomas A. and James J. Bruder Chair in Administrative Leadership at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, previously worked as a vice president at the Schwab Center for Investment Research in San Francisco during the Internet boom/bust, and he has consulted for major investment banks, brokerages and stock exchanges, and served as an expert witness.

    Carol Elliott

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    Is Facebook’s new Libra currency a play to become the world’s banker?

    Cybersecurity and privacy expert Mike Chapple, an associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics and operations at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said Libra’s design may preserve the privacy of transactions, preventing outsiders from peering in, but Facebook’s role gives the company the ability “to penetrate that veil of privacy.”

    Washington Post

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    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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    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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    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