Monday, Oct 23, 2017
Wei Xiong, Trumbull Adams Professor of Finance, Princeton University, presented his recent research on systemic risk in China at the recent conference "Understanding China Today." Xiong noted that real estate is the most important source of systemic risk in China. While housing prices have risen rapidly over the last decade, Xiong is optimistic. He believes that it is unlike that a nation-wide housing market crash or debt crisis will take place in China in the foreseeable future unless China's economic growth were to suffer a very rapid precipitous drop.
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
The Financial CHOICE Act aims to roll back a number of post-crisis financial regulations in the hope of stimulating economic growth, . The act is controversial, critics warn that it will destabilize the financial system while supporters claim that it will strengthen it and create jobs. View the video of the spirited panel discussion.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Boudewijn de Bruin, Professor of Financial Ethics at the University of Gronigen, spoke about "Financial Literacy, critical thinking skills and financial outcomes." JC de Swaan, Princeton University and Partner at Cornwell Capital, facilitated the discussion on October 9, 2017.
Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs and IMF historian, highlights key moments in global economic cooperation and explains how multilateral institutions must adapt to remain relevant in today's shifting global landscape. View a short video...
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
With millions focused on their credit reports following the Equifax breach, Aaron Klein from the Brookings Institution, argues that the real concern lies with the astounding number of errors found in reports and outlines three ways to improve the credit reporting system for consumers.
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, JC de Swaan from Princeton University, contrasts the roles of activist hedge funds in the U.S. and in Japan. De Swaan writes " In the U.S., CEOs live in fear of activist hedge funds, and politicians worry about their effects on workers. But the case for shareholder activism is perhaps best seen in Japan......
Monday, Aug 14, 2017
Atif Mian, Amir Sufi and Emil Verne's recent work on the impact of credit shocks in the short and in the medium term was reported in the Chicago Booth Review.
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
The Senior Thesis provides Princeton students with the opportunity to develop their scholarly interest and to evolve as independent thinkers. The students work one-on-one with a faculty member who guides them through the process. Undergraduate Associates of the class of 2017 researched a wide variety of topics in their thesis ranging from the
Monday, Jul 3, 2017
A new paper by Atif Mian, Amir Sufi and Emil Verner, “Household Debt and Business Cycles Worldwide,” finds that an increase in the household debt predicts lower future GDP growth.