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Hazards of Too-Big-To-Fail Banks

Carroll School of Management Professor of Finance Ed Kane discussed the dangerous risk-taking of the nation's financial giants, in a Q&A republished by Salon

Can Policy Be Too Data Dependent?

There are genuine risks to policies that place too much emphasis on each and every piece of incoming data, risks that Federal Reserve policymakers should recognize when following their data-driven approach, according toMurray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter IrelandEconomics 21

The Enduring $1 Bill

In this era of electronic money, the $1 bill perseveres, to the point where Americans have developed predictable habits about how many they carry around, according to a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Scott Fulford, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Boston Globe

Priest, Professor Noted for Study of Vices

A leading expert on the economics of tobacco, alcohol, and gambling,Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., is featured by | As House lawmakers ready to vote today on a bill to legalize two casinos in the Granite State, he discussed the issue on NHPR "Morning Edition"


New Resources

Amadeus (BC Community) Access extended one more year (6/2014-6/2015)
A database of comparable financial information for public and private companies across Europe. Note BC subscription includes very large companies, about 1 million. Access is also provided via WRDS.

Bankscope (BC Community) Access extended one more year (4/2014-4/2015).
Bankscope contains detailed financial information for the following public and private banks: ••Top 8,000 European banks ••Top 14,000 North American banks ••1,000 Japanese banks ••1,200 Russian banks ••Over 5,000 other major banks ••The leading 35 supranational banking and financial organizations.  Each bank report contains a detailed consolidated and/or unconsolidated balance sheet, an income statement and interim reports with up to 16 years of information. Bankscope also provides ratings, rating reports, country risk ratings and reports, news and detailed ownership information and bank structures. Access is also provided via WRDS.


Database Trials at Boston College
Check out databases on trial at BC. Includes many different subject areas.

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