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Assembling an Economy in Space

A mix of public and private investments are positioning the space economy for a period of growth and innovation, says Sven Eenmaa ’98, director of investment and economic analysis at the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.

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  • Does A Mutual Fund’s Past Performance Predict Its Future?

    A classic 1997 paper on mutual fund performance doesn’t describe present-day markets, Yale SOM's James Choi found.

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  • How You Can Invest in Racial Justice

    Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and a panel of experts discussed how businesses, financial firms, and regular investors can make choices that empower local businesses and increase opportunity.

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  • Study Finds Declaring Bankruptcy May Not Hurt Future Employment Prospects

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans declared bankruptcy during the Great Recession. A new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham examines the effect on their employment prospects.

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  • Should We Worry about the Trillion-Dollar Deficit?

    We asked William English, a professor in the practice of finance and a former economist at the Federal Reserve, how the deficit and the ballooning national debt affect the economy and the ability of Congress and the Fed to fight future recessions.

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  • In Finance Field, Gender Disparities Are Significant—But Shrinking

    More women are being hired for finance positions at top business schools, according to a study co-authored by Yale SOM's Heather Tookes, but progress is slow. The study suggests that this may be due to limited collaborator networks.

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  • For a Path to a Decarbonized Economy, Look to the States

    Robert Klee, a lecturer at Yale and the former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says that state-level approaches to the climate crisis provide a roadmap for a 10-year, trillion-dollar effort to put the U.S. on a path to decarbonization.

    A solar panel linked to a Tesla Powerwall in Monkton, Vermont. Photo: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • Why We Need Finance to Fight Climate Change

    There won’t be a transition to clean energy without a way to finance what could be the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken. Yale Insights talked with Jeffrey Schub ’13 of the Coalition for Green Capital about what a National Climate Bank could achieve.

    A solar generation project outside Linyi, China. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images.
  • Three Questions: Prof. Vineet Kumar on Facebook’s Move into Cryptocurrency

    On June 18, Facebook announced Libra, a new cryptocurrency intended to make it easy for individuals and companies to exchange payments anywhere in the world. We asked Prof. Vineet Kumar why a company that started by enabling people to share personal news is now building an alternative financial system.

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  • A Life in Finance: A Conversation with Prof. Roger Ibbotson

    Professor Roger Ibbotson, an influential scholar and practitioner of finance for decades, sat down for a conversation with Professor William Goetzmann about his groundbreaking work on the historical returns of the stock market, his experiences as a teacher, and his current research.

    A chart showing the historical returns of various asset classes in the 2018 Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation Yearbook by Roger Ibbotson
  • Forgiving Debts May Boost Employment During Recessions

    In an analysis of the Great Recession, Yale SOM's Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and his co-authors found that debt relief increased employment by up to 2% nationwide.

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