The Fed’s Many-Headed Dilemma
According to Prof. William B. English, when Silicon Valley Bank collapsed and sent ripples through the financial system, the Federal Reserve’s challenge of pursuing maximum employment and low inflation “got even harder.”
Is the Collapse of SVB the Start of a Banking Panic?
Silicon Valley Bank, a financial hub for tech startups, failed and was seized by regulators this week. Prof. Andrew Metrick, who has studied past financial crises, explains how SVB’s balance sheet got squeezed and what's next for the banking sector.
Taking a Disciplined Look at Irrational Investors
Prof. Nicholas Barberis applies a scientific eye to the irrational ways we form beliefs and how those beliefs collectively drive financial markets.
Smarter Ways to Look Ahead: Research-Based Suggestions for a Better 2023
We asked faculty from the Yale School of Management to put a scholarly lens on improving our personal and professional lives in the coming year.
Can AI Make Economic Predictions by Reading the Newspaper?
In a new study, a team led by Yale SOM researchers devised a way to distill the text of the Wall Street Journal into numerical indicators, which could help policymakers predict how the business cycle will unfold over the coming months and years.
Will the Fed Keep Raising Rates?
We asked Prof. William English, a former Fed official, to interpret the announcements at the Federal Open Market Committee’s monthly meeting last week.
A Yale Economist Read 50 Personal Finance Books. He’s Got Some Notes.
Personal finance gurus frequently depart from conventional economic wisdom, Yale SOM’s James Choi discovered, but their advice isn’t all bad.
Short-Term Earnings Goals Drive More Pollution, Especially for Green Companies
Yale SOM’s Frank Zhang and Jacob Thomas found that firms might increase their pollution when they’re struggling to meet earnings targets—and that firms with a history of environmental responsibility are most likely to engage in this pattern.
Stablecoins Survived ‘Crypto Winter,’ But That Doesn’t Make Them Safe
Cryptocurrencies such as Tether, which is pegged to the dollar, have held on as others crashed. But according to new research by Yale SOM’s Gary Gorton, these “stablecoins” still pose major risks to the global financial system.
Inside the CDO Market That Catalyzed the Financial Crisis
“Inside the CDO Machine,” a special project from the Yale Program on Financial Stability, explores the first-hand perspectives of market participants.
Government Can Be the Solution
For investment banker Carol Samuels ’86, a key value is helping government make a difference in people’s lives, by applying financial tools and long-term thinking.