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Dr. Michael T. Tucker

Professor of Finance
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Wealth, taxes and politics: read Piketty

An Op-Ed by Dolan School of Business Professor Michael Tucker about income inequality in the United States. Dr. Tucker, professor of finance, writes: Can Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" change some minds about the depth of home income and wealth inequality and its ramifications? Piketty's extremely well researched and insightful book provides a long-term overview of how a tiny minority of "haves" got to their vaunted economic position...

Published in Hearst Media/Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Danbury News Times on 8/26/14

From Bitcoin's notoriety sprouts a new green currency

For Michael Tucker, finance professor at Fairfield University, this is digital currency's existential problem. "If people buy into it, then it has value," Tucker said. "But, it's not like other collectibles because you can't touch it. We could make that leap in theory, as an international currency, but it can't happen that fast."

Published in Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times, Connecticut Post on 2/7/14

The longevity conundrum: Could your retirement savings last you to 120?

Michael Tucker, a professor of finance at Fairfield University who has studied optimal retirement strategies, says that living into your 100s simply requires more retirement savings than most people have. "If you're going to retire at 65 and live to 120, you need a lot of money," he says. "It's really not feasible to live in retirement for 50 years unless you have $5 million."

Published in Daily Finance, Legal Pro News, Business Insider, Wallet Pop on 8/9/13

SEC's 'OK' on social media taken as validation

Michael Tucker, a finance professor at Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business, says that while the SEC's announcement opens another outlet to inform investors, it is only a "big deal" if companies actually use it. "Not everyone accesses social media," Tucker said. "It is a closed environment. What makes it moot is that there will be plenty of people out there willing to pass along anything divulged on social media to the general public."

Published in Hartford Business Journal on 4/29/13

Experts: Murphy's loan deal not unusual

"I don't see anything here," said finance professor Michael Tucker of Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business. Tucker was one of a handful of individuals with banking and mortgage expertise who weighed in on the ethics charges McMahon's campaign lodged Friday against Murphy with the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Published in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate on 9/12/12