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Pay-As-You-Go: Unlocking Access to Energy Services in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Date: 04/07/2018 Author(s): Paola Giordano; Leticia Pelizan; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking and home solar systems for electricity are not exactly new technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. However, their usage remains a privilege for just a few, since their cost is prohibitive for a huge part of the low-income population. With this challenge in mind, many companies see a great opportunity to change ... More information  

Piyush Gupta: "We Do Real Things for Real People" 

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): IESE Insight Interviewee(s): Gupta, Piyush; Interviewer(s): Heukamp, Franz Document type: Interview Piyush Gupta, CEO and Director of DBS Group, believes companies should be making a positive impact on the world. To find out more about Gupta's personal approach to leadership, IESE Dean Franz Heukamp sat down with him at an Alumni event in Singapore to discuss areas of mutual concern -- from the growing relevance of Asia, to the globalization and ... More information  

Anticompetitive Effects Of Common Ownership 

Date: 25/05/2018 Author(s): Azar, José; Schmalz, Martin; Tecu, Isabel Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Many natural competitors are jointly held by a small set of large institutional investors. In the U.S. airline industry, taking common ownership into account implies increases in market concentration that are 10 times larger than what is "presumed likely to enhance market power" by antitrust authorities. Within?route changes in common ownership concentration ... More information   Read related article

Piyush Gupta: How to Deal With Rising Protectionism 

Date: 18/05/2018 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Gupta, Piyush; Interviewer(s): Heukamp, Franz Document type: Interview (Video) Income inequality and social tensions are fueling a rise in protectionism and nationalism, which will probably make doing international business more difficult in the years ahead. But DBS CEO Piyush Gupta still sees opportunity: having a global footprint in 100 countries may get harder, but adopting a multi-local strategy can work. More information  

Piyush Gupta: New Rules Needed to Regulate Data 

Date: 18/05/2018 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Gupta, Piyush; Interviewer(s): Heukamp, Franz Document type: Interview (Video) DBS CEO Piyush Gupta used to call data the new oil but now he calls it the new air because it's everywhere and harder to control. "We're going to have to develop new social rules around data," he says, using an analogy of a gun vs. a knife. "We haven't even started thinking about how these rules will play out." More information  

Piyush Gupta: 3 Keys to Digital Transformation 

Date: 18/05/2018 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Gupta, Piyush; Interviewer(s): Heukamp, Franz Document type: Interview (Video) What did DBS do to get named the world's best digital bank? CEO Piyush Gupta boils the transformation agenda down to three things: rethink your technology architecture; reimagine the customer journey; and create a startup culture of experimentation and a willingness to take risks. More information  

Piyush Gupta: "We Do Real Things for Real People" 

Date: 18/05/2018 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Gupta, Piyush; Interviewer(s): Heukamp, Franz Document type: Interview (Video) It's "a sorry state of affairs" when people prefer going to the dentist to going to a bank, says Piyush Gupta. Since becoming CEO of DBS, a leading financial services group in Southeast Asia, Gupta has transformed operations to make banking a joyful experience for customers. In this interview with IESE Dean Franz Heukamp, he shares his leadership lessons ... More information  

The Term Structure of Interest Rates with Housing 

Date: 17/05/2018 Author(s): Vergara, Carles Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Working Paper This paper develops a general equilibrium model to study the link between the amount of capital invested in housing assets and the term structure of interest rates. In the model, the production of housing assets is irreversible and housing assets can be used as collateral for borrowing funds. Agents' decisions about consumption and investments in ... More information  

As aventuras financeiras não deveriam ser objecto de actuação da banca 

Date: 17/05/2018 Author(s): VER Interviewee(s): Soley, Jorge Document type: Interview Com uma carreira profissional e académica sempre associada à actividade bancária, Jorge Soley afirma que o principal desafio a atingir neste sector tão necessário, quanto malquerido é "alcançar os níveis de rentabilidade que existiam antes de 2007, pois se não se ganha dinheiro, não se pode reformar nada". Em entrevista, o Professor de Gestão Financeira ... More information  

Interbank Networks and Backdoor Bailouts: Benefiting from other Banks' Government Guarantees 

Date: 02/05/2018 Author(s): Eisert, Tim; Eufinger, Christian Sponsor(s): CIF - Center for International Finance Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This paper explains why banks derive a benefit from being highly interconnected. We show that when banks are protected by government guarantees, they can significantly increase their expected returns by channeling funds through the interbank market before these funds are invested in real assets. If banks that are protected by implicit or explicit government ... More information  
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