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Mar 30, 2020

Financial Market Phrases

The Need to Know series taps the expertise of our faculty members in providing necessary information in business, finance, economics and related disciplines. 

May 22, 2018

Key Takeaways: Steve Crouse Executive Leadership Series

Steve Crouse, chief financial officer of Paragon Bank, joined Annette L. Ranft, dean and Stephen P. Zelnak Chair at the NC State Poole College of Management on April 11, 2018 for the college’s final Executive Leadership Series conversation for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Feb 12, 2018

Stocks Hate Inflation – Here’s Why

Richard Warr, professor of finance and head of the Department of Business Management at Poole College, comments on the stock market’s wild ride this year, in this post on The Conversation US, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public. Read his post here. 

Jan 16, 2018

Aha! Pro-Diversity Cultures Spark Corporate Innovation

Psychology Today posted a story based on research by Poole College professors Roger Mayer and Richard Warr, and Jing Zhao at Portland State University. For this study, the researchers conducted a detailed analysis of the “MSCI ESG STATS” dataset, which provides diversity policy data on the 3,000 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.… 

Nov 16, 2017

Directors’ Experience Doesn’t Always Pay Off

It may seem obvious that shareholders stand to benefit when outside directors on a company’s board have experience in the industry the company operates in. However, that doesn’t hold true in the case of highly diversified companies, where directors tend to “play favorites” by influencing over-investment in the industries they’re most familiar with, according to… 

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Jul 20, 2017

Faculty Research Award Recipient Profile: Jesse Ellis

Professor Ellis: Applying real world constraints to our understanding of hedge fund performance, helping students see there is no free lunch. 

Jan 3, 2017

What’s the Best Way to Protect Against Inflation?

Many stock investors have an irrational fear of inflation, selling when inflation significantly heats up. Don’t make the same mistake yourself. Instead, researchers say, you should not only hold on to your equity positions when inflation rises, but even be willing to increase your exposure if and when others irrationally react to that higher inflation… 

Photo of Casey Atwater in the Chef and the Farmer food truck

Nov 29, 2016

Poole Graduate Trades in Briefcase for a Knife Roll, Food Truck

Casey Atwater left a career in finance to pursue his dreams of working in the restaurant industry. He landed a gig with fellow alum Vivian Howard.