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Professor who helped pop junk bubble says trace slows trade

MIT Sloan Professor Paul Asquith's work was featured in a recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article. Asquith, whose 1989 paper on junk bonds helped burst a bubble in that market, and other MIT and Harvard researchers found that the decade-old system of publicly reporting U.S. corporate bond transactions reduced trading while cutting price volatility in the $4.2 trillion-a-year market.

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MIT professor nominated for U.S. Secretary of Energy

Ernest J. Moniz is director of the MIT Energy Initiative

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MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson talks economic growth at TED

Brynjolfsson is director of the MIT Center for Digital Business

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MIT Sloan faculty talk meritocracy at diversity summit

Castilla and Denise Lewin Loyd speak at annual MIT event

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Innovation professor named "exemplar of excellence"

James Utterback was honored by KU Leuven in Belgium

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Innovation Risk: How to Make Smarter Decisions

Professor Robert Merton is interviewed by the Investment Management Consultants Association on "Harnessing the Building Blocks of Economic Valuation" in the latest issue of The Journal of Investment Consulting.

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Andrew Lo: Thinking about health as an investor

A new study by Professor Andrew Lo, James Watkins and Dimitrios Bias shows that investment in disease research brings significant returns and that there is significant variation among diseases, with some harder to diagnose and treat.

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Xavier Giroud: The Ultimate Value Add

Thanks to hard-to-obtain access to plant-level data retained by the U.S. Census Bureau, MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Xavier Giroud recently found that companies invest more in plants located closer to headquarters and that those plants tend to be more productive. But proximity, he says, needs to be defined by travel time, not geographic distance.

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Professor Simon Johnson and James Kwak speak about the national debt

An independent study project using coconuts as a biofuel had Divya Agarwal, MBA '13, working in Fiji and Vanuatu for five weeks over winter break.

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With brain scanning, MIT Sloan faculty probe spending habits

Led by Drazen Prelec, research scientists use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure brain activity in experimental subjects making real decisions.

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MIT Sloan marketing award presented to Prof. Glen Urban

Award is sponsored by General Motors Corp.

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Collective Intelligence 2012": Prof. Tom Malone on how new technologies are changing the ways people and computers work together

Collective intelligence, in some form, has been around at least as long as humans have. Families, armies, countries, and companies have all—at least sometimes—acted collectively in ways that seem intelligent.

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Visiting Prof. Laurence Capron on the corporate growth dilemma: Build, borrow or buy?

There is something broken in the way many businesses obtain the resources necessary for growth. Most companies are very good at identifying what those new resources are, and nearly all of them take that challenge seriously.

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Teaching savoir-relier or 'relational intelligence': A leadership approach developed by Valérie Gauthier

As the global business community becomes more interconnected by the minute and big companies adopt a hyper-specialized model, today’s managers are caught in the middle. They feel a constant tension between the need for agility to move in this fast-paced and changing world, and the quest for purpose, direction, and meaning.

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Professor Andrew Lo: Risk allocation reduces volatility surprises

In an interview with InvestmentNews, Professor Andrew Lo discusses how investors can reduce the surprises in risk through asset allocation.

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Bill Audet: Current trends in venture capital (audio)

Bill Audet talks about current trends in venture capital.

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Boom or Bust? Which environment your career began in can shape your career

That's according to MIT Sloan researchers Antoinette Schoar and Luo Zuo. In their working paper, "Shaped by Booms and Busts: How the Economy Impacts CEO Careers and Management Style," Schoar and Zuo write that the CEOs who enter the labor market during an economic downturn tend to enjoy less success than those who begin careers in a buoyant economy.

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Schoar: The case for unwinding Fannie and Freddie

"Unwinding Fannie and Freddie over a period of time seems the best way to go. This could happen through restructuring the overall loan support that is provided or by lowering the CLL every year by a preset amount", explains Professor Antoinette Schoar in a recently published article.

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MIT faculty speak at World Economic Forum

MIT President Susan Hockfield leads group in Davos.

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Deborah Lucas: Student loans: Welcome to subprime university

Deborah Lucas, MIT Sloan Professor of Finance, recently talked to fortune magazine about government credit programs.

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