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Resource Investment in Competitive Markets

Resource Investment in Competitive Markets – PJM Interconnection, May 5, 2016 Executive Summary – “Organized wholesale electricity markets were created to address burgeoning costs of new power generation under the traditional regulatory scheme and to encourage innovation through free-enterprise competition. The discipline of the marketplace promised lower costs and greater efficiencies. Two decades of experienceContinue Reading

Know Your Worth: Angel Financing of Female Entrepreneurial Ventures

Poczter, Sharon and Shapsis, Melanie, Know Your Worth: Angel Financing of Female Entrepreneurial Ventures (May 19, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2782266 “This study explores success rates in angel financing based on the gender composition of entrepreneurial teams using unique, hand-collected data from the television program Shark Tank. We find that the likelihood ofContinue Reading

Intellectual Property in Asia: ASEAN, East Asia and India

Antons, Christoph, Intellectual Property in Asia: ASEAN, East Asia and India (May 19, 2016). The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law, Rochelle Dreyfuss and Justine Pila (eds), Oxford University Press, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2782263 “This paper covers parts of Asia with very significant recent developments in intellectual property (IP) law. IP reformContinue Reading

Reining in the Big Promise of Big Data: Transparency, Inequality, and New Regulatory Frontiers

Hacker, Philipp and Petkova, Bilyana, Reining in the Big Promise of Big Data: Transparency, Inequality, and New Regulatory Frontiers (May 2, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2773527 “The growing differentiation of services based on Big Data harbors the potential for both greater societal inequality and for greater equality. Anti-discrimination law and transparency alone, however,Continue Reading

TPP Study Projects Worsening Trade Balances for 16 of 25 U.S. Economic Sectors, Overall U.S. Trade Deficit Increase

“The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released its report [May 18, 2016] assessing the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement that the President has entered into with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The USITC’s report, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. EconomyContinue Reading

Minimizing the Probability of Lifetime Drawdown Under Constant Consumption

Angoshtari, Bahman and Bayraktar, Erhan and Young, V.R., Minimizing the Probability of Lifetime Drawdown Under Constant Consumption (May 19, 2016). Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2781963 “We assume that an individual invests in a financial market with one riskless and one risky asset, with the latter’s price following geometric BrownianContinue Reading

Historical infographic maps returns of major asset classes over time

Chicago Booth CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) – “2016 the Big Picture illustrates the investment returns of major asset classes from 1926 onward. The animated chart will open at full screen.” [David vun Kannon]

WSJ Data on Women and the Pay Gap

What’s Your Pay Gap? Women earn less than men in 439 of 446 major U.S. occupations, a Wall Street Journal examination of the gender pay gap found.

Top Private Companies by Employee Size

Via The Business Journals – Get vital information about some of the nation’s top private employers, as defined by employee size. First click on a region. Then choose a city from the listed provided.

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

Pew – Aaron Smith – The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide: “A number of new commercial online services have emerged in recent years, each promising to reshape some aspect of theContinue Reading

Paper – An AI Approach to Fed Watching

Via TWO SIGMA INVESTMENTS, LP. “Natural language processing techniques can translate Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes into data. The results appear both intuitive and informative. For example, following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Fed increased the amount of time it devoted to discussing financial markets from 10 percent in 2007 to nearly 40Continue Reading

Deloitte – North America Technology Fast 500

“The Technology Fast 500 is the leading technology awards program. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—hail from cities far and wide across North America and are disrupting the technology industry. If you are looking for fast-growing companies releasing new, emerging technologies, you have come to the rightContinue Reading