Manuel Adelino

Manuel Adelino is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business. His research findings have been featured on Bloomberg, CBS News, and CNNMoney, as well as in the New York Times, The Economist, and the Washington Post.

David T. Robinson

David T. Robinson is Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business. His research findings have appeared on Bloomberg and Marketplace.org, as well as in the Financial Times, Forbes, the New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal.

Arti K. Rai

Arti K. Rai is the Elvin R. Latty Professor at the Duke School of Law, as well as Co-Founder and Faculty Director of the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy. Her research findings have appeared in Forbes, the New York Times, Wired, and the Washington Times, as well as on Slate, Huffington Post, and ThinkProgress.org.

Ronnie Chatterji

Ronnie Chatterji is an Associate Professor of Strategy at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. His research findings have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Economist, The New Republic, and the Wall Street Journal.

Finance

With Carried Interest, Timing is Everything.

By: Blakely Blackford. Historically, many limited partners in private equity have voiced concerns that the limited partner agreements they sign with general partners are bad deals. Among the litany of concerns, two that come up most often are that general partners earn excessive fees, and that they earn carried interest on strong exits even if this exit follows a string of poor past returns. As the sector has cooled, the contracting pendulum has swung in favor

Economics

Need a job? See the new kids on the block.

By: Blakely Blackford. At 3.1 million jobs, U.S. net employment growth in 2014 was the best since 1999. More notably, it brought the total job count to pre-crisis levels—welcome news after the 2008-2009 economic bloodbath that slashed 8.7 million jobs. The U.S. at the close of 2014 boasted 2.2 million more jobs than before the financial crisis, and by the end of 2015, that tally had grown by 2.7 million. Who created these jobs? What factors

Law & Policy

Chief Executive Activists

By: Blakely Blackford. In March 2015, the Indiana state legislature passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a law which opponents argued legalized LGBT discrimination in the name of religious liberty. Ahead of and after its signing, Apple CEO Tim Cook was a voice of dissent. “I have great reverence for religious freedom. As a child, I was baptized in a Baptist church, and faith has always been an important part of my life. I was