Finance Matters

Finance Matters is the MIT Sloan Finance Group’s platform for sharing the latest on Finance faculty research, perspectives on financial industry news, MIT Sloan finance-related events, and will feature guest posts from our faculty, students, alumni, and affiliates.

What Your Credit-Card Offers Say About You

Posted by Antoinette Schoar on September 16, 2016

See the original article on WSJ Experts page>> As more and more personal data becomes available, businesses are now able to target customers in a personalized and sophisticated way.  On the bright side, that means you can get products and services that are tailored to your needs. As a result, you are much less likely to get catalogs featuring dresses your grandmother might wear. But, according to our research, the downside is that companies can also more effectively target your behavioral…
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MIT Sloan trek shows MBA students opportunities to work in policy — Valerio Riavez

Posted by MIT Sloan Finance Group on May 26, 2016

See the original article on the MIT Sloan Experts Page>> If you’re interested in policy work at an institution like the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, or the IMF, a PhD is required. At least that’s what MBA students have long thought. However, a recent MIT Sloan career trek to Washington, D.C. revealed that this is no longer the case. As these institutions don’t typically participate in on-campus recruiting, it can be challenging for business school students to learn about policy…
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A Mission-Driven Startup

Posted by MIT Sloan Finance Group on April 7, 2016

Former MIT Sloan Finance Track student, Isa Watson, MBA ’13, founded the mission-driven startup company, Envested in her hometown after a family tragedy. Envested is a social network giving platform for nonprofit organizations to use to create local fundraising challenges and be able to show donors the specific impact of dollars given. Read the full article on Fast Company here>>

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