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Prof. Xavier Gabaix's research on the stock market is featured

Excerpt from MarketWatch -- "...we’re kidding ourselves if we think that market reforms will be able to prevent [stock market crashes]. The only real solution is to devise investment strategies with the knowledge that big daily drops are unavoidable. These truths are what emerge from academic research into the frequency of market crashes. That research traces to 'Institutional Investors and Stock Market Volatility,' a study conducted a decade ago by Xavier Gabaix, a finance professor at New York University, and three scientists at Boston University’s Center for Polymer Studies: H. Eugene Stanley, Parameswaran Gopikrishnan, and Vasiliki Plerou."

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