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The Washington Post: Bumble gave women more power in dating. Now the app is giving women power in the boardroom

A study by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article. The study looked at female representation on company boards at the time firms do initial public offerings. (subs)…

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Nature and nurture

Childhood disruption through parents' divorce or death is a "nurture"-related factor affecting risk taking of investment professionals, says study in Journal of Banking & Finance. Professor Raghavendra Rau It’s long been accepted that both nature and nurture influence the risk-taking…

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Cong Luan: The latest research on the “night go” of multinational corporations

A study on corporate bribery co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, featured in Vietnamese newspaper. The study investigated around 200 outstanding bribes in 60 countries from 1975 to 2015 and…

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Examining bribery

New study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9 increases in the value of bribing firms, but the research punctures some common bribery beliefs. Professor Raghavendra Rau Bribery is a key…

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The Economist: Bribery pays – if you don’t get caught

A new study by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, on global corporate bribery is featured in The Economist. The study finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9…

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The Times: £23bn vanishes from economy as bosses put spending on hold

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School comments on businesses' capital expenditure plans during uncertain times. Professor Rau says that a key point about planned capex is “its option value, which lasts only…

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Trust in finance

Trust among US finance professionals has declined far more sharply than in the general population, finds study that has implications for coronavirus bailout plans. The level of trust among US finance professionals has declined far more sharply than among the general population over the past four decades, finds…

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S&P Global: Fintechs, challengers keen to help distribute UK government’s coronavirus loans

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on fintech and how they can help with Government's coronavirus loans. Professor Rau said that he welcomed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and is "cautiously…

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Fintech flexes its muscles

Fintech is deeply impacting the finance world, challenging orthodoxies and offering customers innovative ways to manage and maximise their finances. CJBS Faculty and Cambridge MBA alumni discuss what’s happening and what is next for this sector. How are financial firms…

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S&P Global: European P2P lending prone to mispricing and inefficiencies, new study claims

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on peer-to-peer lending platforms and says they can be “inefficient at matching risks with return, but the reality is more nuanced”. In an interview with…

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