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Cooking (and Uncooking) the Books: Corporate Financial Misreporting

After misstating earnings, which companies come clean? In the aftermath of major corporate scandal, Professor Justin Hopkins takes stock of employee stock option misreporting, disincentives to investigate misbehavior and constraints to integrity.

Innovation: Key to Any Green Policy

Ambitious and polarizing, the Green New Deal brought the climate discussion back to the fore of government debate. But federal policy is not the only driver of impact on this crucial challenge.

An Expensive Lesson in Economics: Trump and the WTO

In the midst of the China-U.S. trade dispute, international trade expert Peter Debaere discusses the ramifications of "President" Trump’s threats to leave the WTO.

Toward Adequate Housing for All

Darden Professors Frank Warnock and Veronica Cacdac Warnock bring their financial acumen to bear on one of the most pressing needs in the world — adequate housing.

Lopsided Growth: Can a Rising Tide Sink Some Boats?

Is it possible for economic growth to make some people worse off? If so, under what circumstances?

A ‘Game-Changing’ Election and the Likely Path Forward for Investors

Nick Sargen, a Darden lecturer and chief economist at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, published Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets, a book that offered advice on managing investments through periods of unexpected turmoil.

Work in the US: The Tenuous Present and Uncertain Future

Darden Professor Bob Bruner and Miller Center Senior Fellow Chris Lu discuss the future of work in the U.S. and the changes technology will continue to bring.

Strategy Beyond Markets: The Intersection of Business, Public Policy and Ethics

From government regulators and environmental activists to human rights watchdog organizations and other special interest groups — “nonmarket” forces have proliferated in recent years, creating a need for companies to develop a careful, more proactive approach to such external factors and pressures.

The JOBS Act: A Mixed Picture

Because they spur the creation of jobs, IPOs have historically been important drivers of growth for the U.S. economy. But in the mid-2000s, going public lost some of its luster.