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FT 2016 masters in management rankings

Via the Financial Times, September 11, 2016: “The University of St Gallen’s domination of the Financial Times’ ranking of masters in management courses continues for another year. The Swiss school came top of the list of 90 best masters programmes worldwide in 2016, winning its sixth consecutive crown. France’s HEC Paris and Essec Business School… Continue Reading

Paper – Do Firms Engage in Risk-Shifting? Empirical Evidence

Gilje, Erik, Do Firms Engage in Risk-Shifting? Empirical Evidence (September 9, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: “I empirically test whether firms engage in risk-shifting. Contrary to what risk-shifting theory predicts, I find that firms reduce investment risk when they approach financial distress. To identify the effect of distress on risk-taking, I use a… Continue Reading

2014 Business Dynamics Statistics

“The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups, and job creation and loss from 1976 to 2014 by firm size, firm age, industrial sector, state and metropolitan statistical area. These statistics provide snapshots of current and historical U.S. entrepreneurial activity, plus geographic and industry detail about where jobs are being created and… Continue Reading

401(k) Plans: DOL Could Improve Use of Lifetime Income Options

401(K) PLANS: DOL Could Improve Use of Lifetime Income Options, GAO-16-433: Published: Aug 9, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2016. “Workers relying in large part on their 401(k) plan in retirement may not always have a feasible way to make their savings last throughout retirement. Responses to GAO’s non-generalizable questionnaire from 11 401(k) plan record… Continue Reading

UKGuardian – Top 200 universities in the world 2016

The Guardian – Higher education data specialists QS rank the top 200 world universities, Monday 5 September 2016 – See The UK universities fall in world rankings amid Brexit concerns Top 200 universities in the world 2016: the global trends View QS rankings by subject Explore the methodology Continue Reading

NextGov – Who’s in Charge of Regulating the Internet of Things?

Via NextGov – “The “internet of things” refers to a group of technology so vast the term is beginning to lose meaning. The internet of things hints at a vision of a ubiquitous network of electronics: refrigerators pinging their owners’ smartphones if they’ve run out of eggs, wearable devices that can detect the tell-tale vibrations of… Continue Reading

The EU in the world statistical report

The EU in the world 2016 — A statistical portrait is an online and printed Eurostat publication, also downloadable in pdf format, ISBN 978-92-79-59231-7, doi: 10.2785/745946, Cat. No KS-EX-16-001-EN-N. “Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union (EU), situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the EU with statistics at a European level… Continue Reading

International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from France

 Bussière, Matthieu and Schmidt, Julia and Vinas, Frédéric, International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from France (august 2016). DOCUMENT DE TRAVAIL N° 599. Available for download at SSRN: “As part of the International Banking Research Network, the Banque de France contribution to the research project on prudential policy spillovers concentrates on the… Continue Reading

Economics, EQ, and Finance: the Next Frontier in Legal Education

Pierson, Pamela Bucy, Economics, EQ, and Finance: the Next Frontier in Legal Education (2016). 65 Journal of Legal Education 864 (2016); U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2833935. Available for download at SSRN: “This article discusses data collected in 2014 – 2015 through a survey of associate deans at 91 of 202… Continue Reading

Report – State Revenues From Gambling

“Readers of the Rockefeller Institute’s fiscal reports know that recovery in state and local revenues has been slow since the deep drops in 2009. And though the national economy has shown fairly consistent rates of growth in jobs, economic out-put, and home prices in recent years, the strength of the recovery has varied greatly across… Continue Reading

Middle class burden for health care costs continues to grow

Morningstar – Anna Louie Sussman – “Growth in overall health-care spending is slowing, but middle-class families’ share of the tab is getting larger, squeezing households already feeling stretched financially. Overall, health-care spending across the economy reached 18.2% of gross domestic product as of June, up from 13.3% in 2000, according to Altarum Institute, a health… Continue Reading

EC – Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to 13 billion pounds

European Commission Press Release: “The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Ireland must now recover the illegal aid. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of… Continue Reading