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The Real Problem with Pensions

December 2004 | Life-Cycle Savings/Investment | Paper
Merton, Robert C. “The Real Problem with Pensions.” Forethought. Harvard Business Review 82, no. 12 (December 2004): 21-22. (HBS Reprint #F0412H.)

Do a Firm’s Equity Returns Reflect the Risk of Its Pension Plan?

2004 | Risk Management/Stocks | Paper
Jin, Li, Robert C. Merton, and Zvi Bodie. "Do a Firm's Equity Returns Reflect the Risk of Its Pension Plan?" Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 05-011, 2004. (Also NBER Working Paper Series, No. 10650.)

Footnote Reporting Distorts Impact of Stock Options

March 16 2003 | Derivatives/Options | Paper
Bodie, Zvi, Robert S. Kaplan, and Robert C. Merton. “Footnote Reporting Distorts Impact of Stock Options.” The Boston Globe, March 16, 2003.

For the Last Time: Stock Options are an Expense

March 2003 | Derivatives/Options | Paper
Bodie, Zvi, Robert S. Kaplan, and Robert C. Merton. “For the Last Time: Stock Options are an Expense.” Harvard Business Review 81, no. 3 (March 2003): 62-71. (HBS Reprint #R0303D.)

A Better Way to Motivate Staff

August 8, 2003 | Miscellaneous | Paper
Mendoza, Roberto G., Peter Hancock, and Robert C. Merton. “A Better Way to Motivate Staff.” The Financial Times, August 8, 2003.

Transparency, Risk Management and International Financial Fragility

2003 | Risk Management/Stocks | Paper
Draghi, Mario, Francesco Giavazzi, and Robert C. Merton. "Transparency, Risk Management and International Financial Fragility" Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 03-118, 2003. (Also NBER Working Paper Series, No. 9806.)

Risk Management and International Financial Fragility. Vol. 4, Geneva Reports on the World Economy

2003 | Risk Management/Stocks | Book
Draghi, Mario, Francesco Giavazzi, and Robert C. Merton. Transparency, Risk Management and International Financial Fragility. Vol. 4, Geneva Reports on the World Economy. International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies, 2003.