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Do Fund Managers Improve with Age?

Experience can be helpful – at work, but also in everyday life. In this post, we showed that prior work experience outside the investment industry helps mutual fund managers. Other studies find that experience as a fund manager may also… Continue Reading →

Do Investors Profit from Prior Work Experience? Paper Accepted at Review of Financial Studies Provides an Answer

How does prior work experience affect investment choices? This question is crucial for our understanding of financial markets – especially the investment industry. We are proud to announce that the paper “The Investment Value of Mutual Fund Managers’ Experience outside… Continue Reading →

It’s in the Structure – Predicting Bitcoins via Social Media

Yes, social media can predict returns in financial markets – as we discussed in a previous post. The general mechanism: investors gather information via social media, or social media captures their attention. Social media as a news channel? But which… Continue Reading →

Women in Economics – Author Bias in Top Conferences

The University of Hohenheim celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018 with a wide range of activities – check out the program here. One exibition introduces famous women in Hohenheim. Among them is Margarete von Wrangell, the first female professor in… Continue Reading →

Are You on the Guest List? Conferences as Private Parties

Are conferences private parties, and is it worth the effort to break in? In this post, we discussed the relation between attending the right conference and subsequent publication success. Recall that attending prestigious conferences improves the likelihood of publication in… Continue Reading →

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