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A shift in the focus of finance research is needed so that it can benefit society. Practitioner-oriented journals should take the lead by proactively asking academics and practitioners to identify topics that address nascent challenges facing the financial system and invite them and policy-makers to submit articles that shed light on the issues and recommend solutions. A proposal worth considering is to tie senior management compensation to the need for financial infusions by taxpayers in the event of systemic failures induced by excessive and fraudulent risk-taking. In such cases, the penalties imposed on management would involve a clawback of past and present compensation.

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Murad Antia

Murad Antia

Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida

Murad Antia is a senior instructor at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He teaches financial statement analysis and works with some of the college's top scholars. He has received the Outstanding Research Award for Instructors for...

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