University of Texas researchers explore new developments in the finance world and examine how they could ripple out to shareholders, corporate executives, Wall Street analysts, global investors, and anyone else with a stake in the game.
Finance and Economy
The Fed reacted to the Great Recession with a large-scale increase in the monetary base, but will that generate income streams to retire the debt?
It’s good to know what a Fed president and CEO considers important in evaluating the state of our economy. Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Finance Sandy Leeds shares his observations from Kaplan's visit to McCombs.
Globalism has opened foreign markets to U.S.-made goods, but Prof. Lew Spellman argues that it has also sucked the demand out of U.S. labor.
For countries like Greece with little penchant to tax and a greater penchant to spend, financing fiscal deficits is an ongoing chore.
At shareholder meetings, you can pose questions directly to board members, management, and auditors, but do you know what to ask? McCombs lecturer and former Big Four partner Jeff Johanns offers some questions — and tells us what the answers really mean.
Domestic policy is constrained by global financial markets that not only move capital across borders but also move U.S. financial prices.
The sky isn't falling, but it may. The U.S. financial system is at high risk of terrorism that could collapse the financial system. We are not prepared by a long shot.
Alibaba’s IPO is on the horizon and offers shareholders a piece of the Chinese consumer market. But while it’s trading on the NYSE, its corporate roots are entrenched in Chinese culture and politics. McCombs experts explain why this should matter to investors.
Backlash over wealth inequality is breathing new life into the redistribution movement. Is the invisible hand of the market losing its grip?
Financial analysts walk a fine line in serving their clients, maintaining relationships with corporate managers, and staying within the bounds of the law. A recent study reveals some subtle factors that can influence their market forecasts.
Since the SEC began requiring companies to give investors equal access to earnings information, firms have become more strategic about releasing financial news — and analysts have become more creative in gathering it.
What is a government to do when a slowdown in population growth occurs after it has committed to age-related entitlements? The obvious candidate is a tax on wealth.
In his address as outgoing president of the American Finance Association, McCombs Finance Professor Sheridan Titman explained how the dot-com and residential housing bubbles could influence future economic policy decisions.
In addition to causing millions of dollars in property damage, hurricanes also create volatility in the prices of oil and gas. The energy sector is taking steps to avoid weather-related disruptions as the peak of hurricane season approaches.