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Measuring the Pros and Cons of Social Consciousness

Professor Vanessa Burbano examines evidence that can guide a firm’s decision to speak out — or stay silent.

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Professor Abby Joseph Cohen on Developing a Thoughtful Approach to Economic Data

In a shifting economy, Professor Cohen shares her insights on everything from evaluating economic reports to scrutinizing new technologies.

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Successful Value Investing: Finding Gems Amid the Junk

Andrew Wellington and Dan Kaskawits of Lyrical Asset Management, recent guests on the popular Value Investing with Legends podcast, discuss the strategies behind their successful value investing portfolio. 

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Columbia Business School Launches Yearlong Celebration of Black Excellence

The 100/50: Embracing Our Legacy campaign honors the 100th anniversary of the first matriculated Black student and the 50th anniversary of the Black Business Students Association.

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Joseph Stiglitz on Business, Inequality and the Case for an Economists’ Hippocratic Oath

The Nobel Prize-winning economist visited CBS for the first installment of a new speaker series from The Hub, a new think tank, to discuss the future of capitalism with CBS Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard.

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Revamping the Finance Curriculum to Prepare Future Leaders

In the sparkling new buildings at Columbia Business School, the revamped finance curriculum will get continuous updates aligned with modern markets and careers.

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Inside the Mind of a VC Investor

Angela W. Lee, faculty director at the Lang Center, shares advice on how to excel as a venture capital investor. As interest in venture capital steadily grows among business students, top-tier academic institutions are expanding course offerings to meet demand.

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Investment in Carbon Removal Technologies Just Hit an Inflection Point

A panel at the 2022 Climate Conference underscores a dramatic revving up of demand for a technological niche.

Spotlight Articles

Carbon Dioxide as a Risky Asset

Gernot Wagner

Working Paper | February 10, 2023

Market Consequences of Sovereign Accounting Errors

Shivaram Rajgopal

Journal Article | January 3, 2023

Synthetically Controlled Bandits

Ciamac Moallemi

Working Paper | December 22, 2022

A Theory of Fiscal Responsibility and Irresponsibility

Pierre Yared

Working Paper | December 20, 2022

The Endowment Model and Modern Portfolio Theory

Neng Wang

Working Paper | November 15, 2022

Formalizing the Informal: Adopting a Formal Culture-fit Measurement System in the Employee Selection Process

Wei Cai

Journal Article | August 11, 2022

Expert Voices

Manhattan's bleak real estate outlook may signal a bigger problem 

"We can debate whether we need 10 percent or 20 percent or 30 percent less office in the long run than we did before, but everybody agrees that the number is greater than zero.”

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh headshot

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate

‘It’s a pretty tough time to buy a home,’ professor says

"I still think it's a pretty tough time to buy a home right now. The macro environment is tough. But there's also just not a lot on the market. And there's probably not going to be a lot on the market coming for quite some time.”

Professor Christopher Mayer

Christopher Mayer

Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate

Companies say they value employees. Their earnings calls say they value customers more

"When we talk about employees, it’s a lot about compensation and monetary values. Twenty years ago, we did the same for customers. Now, we think about customer experience, and we need to think about employee experience."

Professor Stephan Meier

Stephan Meier

James P. Gorman Professor of Business; Chair of Management Division

These are the new rules for startups in a post-pandemic world

“Lean into the uncertainty, because it creates windows of opportunity...Stay nimble. Don’t be afraid to give up what you’ve committed to if it’s not working anymore. Don’t let sunk costs—a commitment to a beautiful idea that simply isn’t being picked up—prevent you from capitalizing on another one that’s in front of you.”

Professor Brett House

Brett House

Professor of Professional Practice in Economics

Quick Takes

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The Essential Nature of Due Diligence

 “You can't know everything that's happening. There's always something you don't know so due diligence doesn't stand alone, it also impacts valuation. The more you know, the lower the price you pay. Due diligence informs each of the valuation and the final documentation and what you're asking for when you move forward."

- Professor Donna Hitscherich

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Why Unbundling Is Costing You More

"By unbundling things they used to include in the ticket price, airlines recovered. Their profit margins are higher on these optional add ons than ticket pricesHotels then looked to the airlines, and we see it now with rental cars and ticketing. One industry followed the other and saw it was a way to make money and quietly increase the price."

- Professor Vicki Morwitz

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Greenwashing: Why is It So Common and How Can We Combat It? 

"Policing labels, both in marketing and finance, is a huge task...we may need a "Yelp" to crowdsource grassroots level consumer data on green washing related to specific brands. We may also need a "Consumer Reports" to sort through good and bad brands on the greenwashing dimension."

 - Professor Shiva Rajgopal

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Thriving Under Pressure

Nearly all students experience stress as they pursue important academic goals. Because stress can be magnified for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, it becomes important to identify interventions that can help mitigate this stress.

-Professor Modupe Akinola

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