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LSE blog: Ten years from the crash: Time to row back on financial regulation and compliance?

Geoff Meeks, Emeritus Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, co-authored a blog about financial regulation to coincide with the imminent tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. “Misconduct flourishes in good times, and that's when it's…

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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

The financial crisis has revived the notion of industrial policy in the UK. But how is it different today from the 'discredited' policies of the 1970s, and do we risk betting on winners once again? In this episode, joining podcast…

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What caused the leverage cycle run-up to 2008 financial crisis?

by Dr Hui (Frank) Xu, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance The 2008 financial crisis has far-reaching impact on financial markets and real economy. Although academic researchers and public policymakers have reached a…

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How data on short selling can help prevent financial crisis

During the financial crisis some bankers crossed the line. Pedro Saffi, University Lecturer in Finance, says data could help us make sure they don't make the same mistakes again. In 2008, Pedro Saffi, now University Lecturer in Finance at Cambridge…

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Averting the next crisis: why some banks are taking a revolutionary approach to training

Sir Paul Tucker, chairman of the Systemic Risk Council and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, thinks central bankers will need to be experts in both financial economic and macroeconomics to protect the global economy from a future…

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Cambridge Judge academics scoop best paper award

Two academics from Cambridge Judge Business School have won an award for their co-authored paper. An article about the recent financial crisis co-authored by Geoff Meeks, Professor of Financial Accounting, and Amir Amel-Zadeh, University Lecturer in Finance at Cambridge Judge…

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Time is running out for the euro

A leading Cambridge economist predicts the death of the euro despite the efforts of policy makers who are papering over cracks and trapping very different countries with tight fiscal rules when they should have a looser monetary policy. Michael Kitson,…

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Draconian austerity measures do not work

A leading Cambridge economist today warns that austerity programmes linked positively to structured steps and discipline at a macroeconomic level are needed to revive flagging European economies: austerity on its own does not work Dr Christos Pitelis, a Reader in…

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Association of Business Schools: Large bribes do not lead to greater benefits

Research led by Cambridge Judge Business School academic Professor Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance, has revealed that firms bribing their way to contracts under-perform for up to three years before and after securing the work for…

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‘Shareholder Spring’ failed to make waves

Professor Raghavendra Rau and Dr Bang Dang Nguyen agree that the so-called 'Shareholder Spring' has proved to be a damp squib Two acknowledged leading financial thinkers believe the much-vaunted 'Shareholder Spring' that began to emerge in the spring of 2012…

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