Professor of Economics Berthold Herrendorf digs into why farm laborers make less money than those in any other sector — even when they move on to different jobs.

Associate Professor of Finance Thomas Bates researches the rationale behind the rise in the value of corporate financial holdings.

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Research by Hendrik Bessembinder, finance professor and Francis J. and Mary B. Labriola Endowed Chair in Competitive Business, found that returns from long-term stock investing are positively skewed, meaning that very large returns to a few stocks pull up the average, while most stocks post modest or negative returns.

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