Why Do Firms Appoint CEOs as Outside Directors?

Functioning as an independent oversight group, the board of directors is expected to act in the best interests of a company’s shareholders. But boards that are heavy with outside CEOs are sometimes viewed as being in league with the company’s own executive leadership, lacking the distance necessary to provide unbiased oversight. This study examines why companies choose to appoint CEO directors and who their presence … [ Read more ]

Finance Courses on the Web

This page, maintained by Tim Opler shows a last updated date of March 15, 1997 and indeed there are some broken links – but there are also quite a lot of good links still. Courses are organized by level (undergrad, MBA, PhD). Part of a larger site for finance links found at http://fisher.osu.edu/fin/journal/jofsites.htm

Finance Site List

We don’t often post links pages, but this one is pretty impressive and is organized into the following categories:
– Finance Journals
– Institutional Working Paper Sites
– Personal Working Paper Sites
– The Finance Profession
– Research Centers
– Link Collections
– Asset Pricing & Investments
– Derivatives … [ Read more ]

Financial Data Finder

This mini search engine for finance allows you to enter a description and choose from a set of keywords (more like finance subjects) and then choose the type of information you are looking for (historical data, quotes, links, news, reports, or research).