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John Cox

John Cox

Nomura Professor of Finance

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Kristin Forbes

Kristin Forbes

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management

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Charles Kane

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Andrew Lo

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Athanasios Orphanides

Athanasios Orphanides

Department: Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management

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Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 258-8374, rigobon@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Argentina; Asia Pacific; Austerity; Bank capital; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Big data; Bitcoin; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Corporate governance; Currency; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Debt ceiling; Deflation; Depression; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy; eGovernment; Emerging markets; Euro; Europe; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Exchange rates; Exports; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Fiscal austerity; Fiscal cliff; Fiscal policies; France; Germany; Global economics; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Great Recession; Hong Kong; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International finance; International management; International trade; Internationalization; Intertemporal choice; Investment policy; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Job creation; Korea; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Offshoring; Oil; Online feedback mechanisms; Optimal control; Outsourcing; Political economy; Pricing; Recession; Singapore; Social business; Social media; Social networks; Social Security; South Korea; Southeast Asia; Spain; Statistics; Stimulus; Stochastic modeling; Subsidies; Sustainability; Taiwan; Tax reforms; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Thailand; Trade policy; Unemployment; United Kingdom; United States

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 258-8371, sross@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Arbitrage pricing theory; Asia; Asset management; Banking; Bond pricing; Capital market; CEO compensation; Contagion; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Derivatives; Economics; Equities; Europe; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial services; Futures; Hedge funds; Investment analysis; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Options; Options pricing valuation; Personal finance; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Retirement planning; Risk capital; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock market; Stock trading; Treasuries; Valuation; Wall Street

Adrien Verdelhan

Adrien Verdelhan

Class of 1956 Career Development Professor

Department: Associate Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-5123, adrienv@mit.edu

Expertise: Arbitrage pricing theory; Bond markets; Bond pricing; Derivatives; Exchange Rates; Federal Reserve; Macroeconomics

Haoxiang Zhu

Haoxiang Zhu

Sarofim Family Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-2478, zhuh@mit.edu

Expertise: Asset management; Asset pricing; Auctions; Bankruptcy; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; Central banks; Corporate finance; Currency; Currency management; Debt; Derivatives; Dodd-Frank Act; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Finance; Financial institutions; Financial markets; Futures; Governmental financial institutions; High frequency trading; Liquidity; London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR); Market microstructure; Microeconomics; Municipal bonds; Mutual funds; NASDAQ; New York Stock Exchange (NYSE); Options; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Price fixing; Pricing; Regulation; Risk capital; Risk management; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Securitization; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Trading decisions; Trading gains and losses; Treasuries; Valuation; Wall Street

Here’s why negative interest rates are more dangerous than you think — Charles Kane

From Fortune Europe and other parts of the world are in for big risks. Desperate times call for desperate and somewhat speculative measures. The European Central Bank (ECB) cut its deposit rate last Thursday, pushing it deeper into negative territory. The move is not unprecedented. In 2009, Sweden’s Riksbank was the first central bank to utilize negative interest rates to bolster its economy, with the ECB, Danish National Bank, Swiss National Bank and, this past January, the Bank of Japan, all following suit. The ECB’s latest move, however, was coupled with the announcement that it would also ramp its Quantitative Easing measures by increasing its monthly bond purchases to 80 billion Euros from 60 billion Euros — a highly aggressive policy shift. The fact that the ECB has adopted this approach raises two key questions: What are the risks? And, if the policy fails, what other options are left? Negative … Read More »The post Here’s why negative interest rates are more dangerous than you think — Charles Kane appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

Why the good people of Illinois should care about a Puerto Rico bailout — Ike Brannon and Michelle Hanlon

From Crain’s Chicago Business It’s become increasingly clear that Congress will need to provide some sort of assistance to the bereft government of Puerto Rico. The island has been in recession for a decade and holds $72 billion in debt it cannot fully repay; its pension plan is nearly bankrupt. While there’s widespread agreement that something must be done, there’s not as yet any unanimity as to what this something should be. How Congress resolves this issue should be watched closely by the taxpayers of Illinois, because it could end up worsening the state’s finances. Puerto Rico arrived in its current fiscal throes by borrowing money to postpone difficult tax and spending decisions whenever possible—a strategy that everyone in Illinois would recognize. Until quite recently it could borrow at rock-bottom rates, thanks to the generous tax breaks its lenders receive on their interest at the local, state and federal level. … Read More »The post Why the good people of Illinois should care about a Puerto Rico bailout — Ike Brannon and Michelle Hanlon appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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