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A Decade After Housing Bust, Mortgage Industry on Shaky Ground, Experts Warn


New regulations on banks fueled a boom in nonbank mortgage companies, a category of independent lenders that are more lightly regulated and more financially fragile than banks. These lenders now originate half of all US home mortgages yet have...
27-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Want to Clean Up the Environment? Make Credit Easier to Get.


Research by Berkeley Haas Prof. Ross Levine, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, is the first to show that when lending conditions ease, businesses invest more in projects to cut pollution.
19-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When Disaster Doesn't Strike: New Book Explores the Study of Highly Reliable Organizations


A new book edited by researchers at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management and the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers research insights from the study of Highly Reliable Organizations (HROs), a...
27-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How The "I Approve" Tagline Boosts Nasty Political Ads


New research co-authored by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof. Clayton Critcher finds that adding the required "I approve this message" tagline to negative campaign ads makes them more credible.
21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Handout or a Hand Up?

Do you feel better about giving your uneaten sandwich to a homeless person than handing out cash? New research reveals fundamental truths—and contradictions—about how we choose to help others versus what we'd want for ourselves.
9-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Motivating Innovation, Golden Parachutes May Have Silver Linings


When an executive fails to turn a profit yet still gets a rich payout, it’s certain to raise eyebrows—and possibly trigger a backlash from shareholders wary of corporate excess. Yet in an age when companies must innovate to survive, it may be...
4-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research: Proposed GOP Tax Plan Could Cost California Taxpayers $38B

A third of Californians would face a substantial tax hike under the proposed GOP tax plan, which would also hurt the housing market, according to an analysis by Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics.
28-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Breakthrough Center for Gender, Equity & Leadership Launches at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business


The University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business today announced the opening of the Center for Gender, Equity & Leadership (CGEL), to foster leadership, support deep faculty research, and advance meaningful corporate change.
6-Nov-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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