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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday Link Dump

Here's the latest Link Dump:
DealBook comments on the growing popularity of the “buyout-hunting game” (i.e. predicting which firms are likely to be the next targets of P-E firms)

CXO Advisory Group reviews a study that compares "behavioral finance" run mutual funds to good old fashioned, value funds.

Here's the latest FOMC press release. The main news: no rate increases for now, since the housing market is tanking and inflation seems likely to slow down in the near term.

ProfessorBainbridge.com asks the question "Can Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Be Fixed?"

In other Sarbox news, The Financial Times has an opinion piece by the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange. She argues that the loss of U.S. IPO listing business to the LSE is due to the fact that it's simply a better exchange.

The Wall Street Journal (online subscription required) just published its annual ranking of MBA programs.

Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science reports on a paper by Alan Gerber and Neil Malhotra on the bias in journals towards papers that report "statistically significant" results.

Finally, Sound Money Tips has some good advice on saving money on toy purchases. I particularly liked the link provided for buying used toys.
Enough for now- time to get back to my "real" job. I've got referee reports to write and data to torture.

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