Texas-based energy economist Ed Hirs ’81 says the February 2021 power crisis exposed longstanding, fatal flaws in the state’s energy market design and oversight.
- The best explanation for why prices go up, Yale's Robert Shiller writes, may be that we expect them to—until we don’t.
- The former Federal Reserve chair discusses what the Fed can do to help stabilize the economy and get it turned around when rate cuts aren’t enough.
- Paul Tucker, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England, says that giving central bankers too much power can lead to dangerous unintended consequences.
- Brendan Kennedy ’05, a founder of leading cannabis investor Privateer Holdings, talks about where the industry is going.
- After decades of decline, Sears filed for bankruptcy in October. Yale Insights asked bankruptcy expert Stanley Garstka what would remain of the once-dominant retailer and its heritage at the end of the process.
- Yale SOM’s Andrew Metrick and the Yale Program on Financial Stability are studying the global financial crisis of 2007-09, working to create the knowledge and tools to prepare the next generation of policymakers who find themselves in the eye of a monetary maelstrom.
- A study by Yale SOM’s Tristan Botelho suggests that, under certain circumstances, companies could benefit from sharing detailed information with competitors.
Tesla may have reached a settlement with the SEC, Yale SOM's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes, but the company's board still needs to address the problems created by its brilliant, self-destructive CEO.
- We asked Yale SOM’s Jacob Thomas, an expert on stock prices and company valuation, about the prospects for Elon Musk’s plan.
U.S. antitrust laws, Yale SOM’s Fiona Scott Morton says, were written when new technology meant “typewriters and buggy whips and bicycles.” She assembled a group of economists and legal scholars to examine areas in which enforcement is out of sync with a changing economy.