New Kelley School study finds psychological toll of Madoff fraud case went far beyond the victims

Millions of people are expected to tune in to tonight’s ABC broadcast of a miniseries about Bernie Madoff, who is serving a 150-year sentence for running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. Among them will be Noah Stoffman, an associate professor of finance in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, who suspects […]

Kelley MBA students learn about corporate mergers from an insider’s perspective

According to a report issued last week, 2014 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions activity worldwide in the tech sector. UK-based Mooreland Partners said such M&A deal flows grew by 14 percent and totaled more than $1 trillion. While “deals of the day” aren’t a new phenomenon, it obviously is more important than […]

Greece’s new finance minister gave a preview of his policies during a visit to IU Bloomington

As Greek voters gave the anti-austerity party Syriza a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections Sunday, two Indiana University professors reflected on the recent visit to Bloomington by someone who is expected to play a pivotal role in the Mediterranean nation’s future, Yanis Varoufakis. Alexis Tsipras was sworn as Greece’s new prime minster on Monday. One […]

Kelley professor’s model predicts which firms are manipulating disclosed earnings

Fraudulent financial practices have long been an issue in business, affecting the stability and credibility of financial markets.  Recognizing this, last summer the Securities and Exchange Commission created the Financial Reporting and Auditing Task Force. More easily identified as “FRAud,” the SEC task force has turned to people such as Messod Daniel Beneish, the Sam […]

Kelley professor’s investment outlook for 2014 not as gloomy as overall economic forecast

Amid the deep concerns raised by his peers at the IU Kelley School of Business, who were delivering an annual forecast for 2014, finance professor Rob Neal offered some hope to investors. He opened by noting that returns on stock market investments have been averaging about 7 percent annually, a little less than the historical […]

What Washington needs: No rhetoric, just some sensible IU expertise about the “fiscal cliff”

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders now have less than three weeks to hammer out a tax and spending deal ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline for the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Unless an agreement is reached, a set of automatic tax increases and spending cuts could have a dramatic impact on the economy. Among […]

Where is the economy headed? Check with the Indiana Business Research Center

Given all of the election-year discussion about jobs and the economy, it can be difficult to find a balanced and impartial view about dollars and sense (pun intended). Since 1925, the Indiana Business Research Center has provided and interpreted economic information needed by the state’s businesses, government and nonprofit organizations and families sitting around the […]

How should the arts be financed? An IU expert offers an affordable solution

Here’s a guest post about business and labor issues in the arts courtesy of newsroom colleague Bethany Nolan, who typically blogs at Art at IU: Local headlines are full of the saga: A contract dispute between the musicians’ union and management at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has led to the cancellation of performances and a […]

Shining a spotlight on the dark side of finance

While many business professors like to teach about winners and their successful companies, Utpal Bhattacharya prefers to focus on the villains. In fact, on Twitter, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor’s handle is @FinanceDarkSide. Media talk with Bhattacharya about convicted insider traders such as Raj Rajaratnam, Rajat Gupta and Martha Stewart, about creative […]

Facebook IPO raises questions about Securities Act of 1933

It’s been about two weeks since Facebook went public. While many investors are looking for explanations for the social media giant’s 30 percent drop in its market value, an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor has taken a keen look at the regulatory process that led up to its initial public offering. “Lost in […]