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  • School Ties of Mutual Fund Managers and Corporate Board Members Affect Fund Returns, Morningstar, MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes.com, Dallas Morning News, Charlotte Observer, AOL Money & Finance, Providence Journal, SOX Television, & Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 9, 2007.
  • Quantifying the Role of School Ties in Investing, New York Times, June 9, 2007.
  • Hitting The Links --- Want to capitalize on booming sales at successful companies? Track down their big suppliers, Smart Money, December 1, 2007.
  • 401(k) Plan Trustees Favor Company Stock, Dow Jones News Wire, July 6, 2007.
  • Cutting Edge Academics: The smart money, Pensions & Investments, May 12, 2008.
  • Self-fulfilling prophesy? Harvard's Cohen finds return answer in stock shorting demand, and it's negative. Pensions & Investments, May 12, 2008.
  • Attracting Mutual Fund Flows by Attracting Big Clients, Client Services, March 13, 2008.
  • Connecting School Ties and Stock Recommendations, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, May 19, 2008.
  • Reg FD is putting old boys' network on fritz, Financial Week, May 27, 2008.
  • B-school research proves Reg FD works, Investor Research, May 30, 2008.
  • A Connection Premium?, New York Sun, July 10, 2008.
  • Old Harvard Ties Failing in New Egalitarian Age, Bloomberg, July 9, 2008.
  • With a little help from your friends, Corporate Secretary, October 15, 2008.
  • Is a Presidential Rally Coming Up?, Business Week, May 20, 2008.
  • Joining the club, Economist, June 25, 2009.
  • Stimulus Surprise: Companies Retrench When Government Spends, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, May 24, 2010.
  • Zero-Sum Earmarks, Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2010.
  • Government Spending May Hurt the Private Sector, Atlantic, May 26, 2010.
  • Earmarks gained by chairmanships don't help firms, Washington Post, June 7, 2010.
  • Politicians Cause Downsizing, Epoch Times, June 24, 2010.
  • A Little Economic Realism, New York Times, July 5, 2010.
  • Robert Byrd's Highways to Nowhere, Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2010.
  • Inside Job, Slate, October 20, 2010.
  • Far from the meddling crowd, Economist, October 28, 2010
  • Study on insider trading could assist SEC in misconduct hunt, Washington Post, October 23, 2010.
  • Study on insider trading could assist SEC in misconduct hunt, Boston Globe, November 7, 2010.
  • Brawniacs Merge Brute Strength and Brain Power: Professor Dead Lifts Jeep to Relax, ABC News, September 27, 2010.
  • The World’s Most Powerful Economist, Economist, November 10, 2010.
  • Our List of The World’s Most Powerful People Overlooks Key Element: Muscles, Forbes, November 10, 2010.
  • Why the stock market isn't fair, Fortune, November 29, 2010.
  • Something for the weekend, Financial Times, December 10, 2010.
  • A brave new networked world, Financial Times, July 18, 2011.
  • Decoding Insider Information and Other Secrets of Old School Chums, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, August 29, 2011.
  • The Economic Impact of Congressional Committee Chairman Switches, Slate, February 29, 2012.
  • Here’s How To Use Congress To Beat The Stock Market, Business Insider, August 13, 2012.
  • How to profit from a Senate vote, Fortune & CNN Money, August 15, 2012.
  • My little crony, Economist, September 8, 2012.
  • The predictability principle, Financial Times, September 28, 2012.
  • CEOs Dress Their Companies to Impress, Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2012.
  • Executives' Trades in Own Stock Raise Questions, Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2012.
  • Board Search Firms Take Some Rare Fire, Financial Times, December 3, 2012.
  • The Fine Line Between Legal, and Illegal, Insider Trading, New York Times, December 10, 2012.
  • Financial markets are poor judges of businesses’ ability to innovate, Le Monde, December 22, 2012.
  • A Bear Call on Bullish Analysts, Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2013.
  • 5 Smart Insights For Financial Advisors, Business Insider, March 27, 2013.
  • Study: Firms that “Cast” Earnings Calls Underperform, CFO Magazine, October 3, 2013
  • A New Way to Pay for Long-Term Care, New York Times, October 9, 2013.
  • Why Rigging Your Earnings Calls Is a Bad Idea, Financial Times, October 21, 2013.
  • Insiders Can Give an Edge, Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2013.
  • Life settlements in the Ivy League, Life Health Pro, February 26, 2014.
  • Ties to Washington Can Put Companies in a Bind, Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2014.
  • Wells Fargo, other big banks could see lower profits, Marketplace, July 11, 2014.
  • The Evidence Is In: Patent Trolls Do Hurt Innovation, Harvard Business Review, July 25, 2014.
  • Yes, patent trolls go out of their way to target rich companies, Washington Post, August, 20, 2014.
  • Offbeat Dispatches From Economic Summit, Wall Street Journal, Jan 5, 2014.
  • Dragging Patent Trolls Into The Light, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, August 20, 2014.
  • Study: Patent trolls, which tend to go after cash-rich companies, will hurt the economy, Legal Newsline, September 29, 2014.
  • New study shows exactly how patent trolls destroy innovation, VOX, August 19, 2014.
  • Bringing Patent Trolls Into The Light, Forbes, August 20, 2014.
  • Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement, Montreal Gazette, November 21, 2014.
  • Life settlement gets a welcome face-lift, Bank Rate, December 5, 2014.
  • How U.S. laws protecting America’s best ideas are killing innovation, Fortune, January 22, 2015.
  • Patent Trolls: Why no one likes Them, The Economist, March 2, 2015.
  • How to Embrace Healthy Risk in Investing, US News and World Report, April 23, 2015.
  • Harvard professor says life settlement market will cease to exist or diminish if changes aren't made, The Deal, May 19, 2015.
  • Congress must look forward in reining in patent trolls, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 28, 2015.
  • Use personal experience to pick winning stocks, Forbes India, July 29, 2015.
  • How bad weather could affect stock prices, The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2015.
  • The best way to fight a demand may be to do nothing, The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2015.

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