There were two pieces of interest in the New York Times: The first describes how the more attractive compensation arrangements offered by Private Equity firms is allowing them to attract very good CEO-level candidates, and the second highlights the growing prominence of activist investors.I'd post more, but I'm trying to get stuff done before the semester starts.
Here's another neat use of prediction markets -- Intrade (the non-sports betting spinoff of TradeSports) now has a recession contract. It pays off if there's a U.S. recession in 2007, and is currently predicting a 30-35% probability of it happening.
This week's Carnival of the Capitalists is up at the Peersight blog. My pick of the week:Investing While Incompetent - And Blissfully Unaware
Finally, Steven Levitt (and others) explore what factors predict Ph.D. completion and long-term success in the field of economics.
Tuesday Link Dump
Here are a handful of links for your reading pleasure: