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  Housing Bubble?! How to Predict (and Hedge Against) Housing Downturns

Saffi, Pedro; Vergara, Carles Is the housing market heading for a fall? A study by IESE's Carles Vergara-Alert says an informed look at trading in real estate investment trusts (REITs) can let you know if there will be a decrease in housing prices in the following month. Read article

  Venture Capital and Ethnic Integration: Better Together

Samila, Sampsa; Sorenson, Olav Diversity is one thing, integration another, according to an empirical study of the impact of venture capital in the U.S. IESE's Sampsa Samila finds a one standard deviation increase in racial integration increased the positive outcomes associated with VC by at least 30 percent. Read article

  VC and Private Equity: Where Next to Invest -- Taking Brexit Into Account

Groh, Alexander; Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Lieser, Karsten; Biesinger, Markus Beyond the U.S. and U.K., where are the most promising spots for private equity and VC fund investments? The VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index ranks 125 countries -- and makes predictions for a post-Brexit world. Read article

  Banking Risk: Time to Separate CEO Compensation From Shareholders' Interests

Eufinger, Christian; Gill, Andrej When CEO pay is aligned with shareholders' interests, bank executives may be incentivized to take on too much risk, says IESE's Christian Eufinger. This is not a corporate governance failure, but a problem stemming from government guarantees -- one with a proposed solution. Read article

  How Blockchain Will Change the Way We Pay Premium

Soley, Jorge Blockchain technology and associated developments could have a disruptive effect across many sectors. The author explores the possible impact that a decentralized system like blockchain could have on traditional means of payment and what that could mean for today's banking industry. Read article

  Looking on the Bright Side of Financial Derivatives

Blanco, Iván; Wehrheim, David Financial derivatives got a bad name after the crisis. But research by David Wehrheim finds a silver lining: options trading is actually positively linked to firm innovation over the longer term. Here's why. Read article

  Change Your Thinking About M&As

Dimopoulos, Theodosios; Sacchetto, Stefano With the failure of some high-profile mergers, the concept itself has been questioned. But IESE's Stefano Sacchetto has built a model to better measure the effects of an active merger market on productivity, the economy and entrepreneurship. Read article

  Traders' Short-termism: It Doesn't Have to Spell Disaster

Cespa, Giovanni; Vives, Xavier Does short-termism breed informational inefficiency in financial markets? Not necessarily, research by Xavier Vives and Giovanni Cespa shows. Read article

  Balancing the Trade-Offs Between Competition and Stability: Private Banks & Public Policy Premium

Vives, Xavier Does too much competition in banking hurt society? What policies can best protect and stabilize banking without stifling it? This article addresses the critical relationships between competition, regulation and stability, and the implications of coordinating banking regulations with competition policies. Read article

  Tweaking the Search Fund Model for Optimal Results

Johnson, Rob; Simon, Jan How might entrepreneurs and investors better align their interests in search funds? This is a subject widely discussed among serial investors and searchers. Professors Rob Johnson and Jan Simon analyze a few possible changes to incentive structures that may better motivate entrepreneurs while still rewarding investors. Read article
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