• Credit rating agencies and conflicts of interest 

    Crumley, Diana G. (2012-05)
    Credit rating agencies are controversial yet influential financial gatekeepers. Many have attributed the recent failures of credit rating agencies to conflicts of interest, such as the agencies’ issuer-pays business model ...
  • Essays on commercial mortgage-backed security 

    Shao, Ruoyu
    Structured finance products including Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security (CMBS) suffered tremendous losses during the 2008 financial crisis. My dissertation consists of three chapters that contribute to our understanding ...