Category: Financial Markets

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Financial Markets

Shareholders vs Stakeholders, part B

Two years ago a number of U.S. CEOs signed a pledge that they would lead their companies in the interests of all stakeholders, not just shareholders. Did they?

Financial Markets

Climate stress testing

Three recent research papers on: Pushing the modelling frontier, a new stress testing methodology and a review of recently conducted climate stress tests.

Financial Markets

The U.S. Treasury market: the March 2020 dislocations and reform

What happened in the U.S. Treasury market in March 2020? How did the Fed react? What are the reforms that will increase liquidity of the Treasury market.

Financial Markets

On credit rating agencies

Do political beliefs affect credit analysts’ ratings? Has credit rating inflation driven the recent growth in the U.S. BBB rated bond segment?

Financial Markets

A new theory of financial fluctuations

Gabaix and  Koijen on the “Inelastic Markets Hypothesis.”

Financial Markets

US banks during COVID-19

Why did bank stock crash?  What happened to bank lending?

Financial Markets

Cyber risk and financial stability

New research on how cyber attacks can affect financial stability. Is this risk reflected in asset prices?

Financial Markets

The GameStop saga

What are the underlying trends that have manifested in the GameStop saga? What are the lessons to learn?

Financial Markets

Stakeholder capitalism

How to go from shareholder wealth maximization and its great simplicity to stakeholder welfare maximization and its great complexity.

Financial Markets

Musings on markets

New research on whether the US stock market is overvalued; will a vaccine be a silver bullet for corporate earnings?

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