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Featured Research
 
Our Finance area faculty conduct research on a number of different topics important to the finance profession. Below are a few examples of our recent work.
Finance

Mortgage Prepayments: Factors beyond Interest Rate Movements

A model estimates the impact of economic variables on the pricing of prepayment risk

Finance

Sizing Up the Measurable Good of Affirmative Action

An economic model sets aside who loses and focuses on efficiency and overall growth

Finance

Chinese Investors Learn about Derivatives the Hard Way

Avanidhar Subrahmanyam’s examination of warrant trading reveals individuals’ poor grasp of complex securities

Finance

Single-Family Rentals: What Drives Investor Return?

Andrea Eisfeldt’s unique data set provides fresh insights for the growing institutional investor market

Finance

How Tech's Disruption Alters Investors' Appetite for Risk

New technology’s upending of the old creates demand for alternative assets to offset risk

Finance

The Housing Meltdown Would Have Been Far Worse Without California’s Anti-Foreclosure Laws

Restraining lenders saved hundreds of billions in home value

Finance

Local-Level Mortgage Lending: How Competition Pushes Rates Higher, Not Lower

A study finds unexpected impact when a disruptive player enters market

Finance

When Younger Investors Overreact to News, Others Feel It

Inexperienced investors, lacking historical context, impact markets

Finance

In China, Big Investors Have Brilliant Timing ― Or Do They Know Someone?

A scan of a million brokerage accounts finds the wealthy trade ahead of market-moving news

Finance

Clues to the Market When Mortgage Originators Delay Securitization

With high-quality borrowers hard to judge from afar, Alt-A market offers quiet signal on creditworthiness