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Strategy, Economics, Ethics & Public Policy Faculty in the News

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • Liberals, Conservatives Have More in Common Than They Think

    An op-ed by Thomas Mulligan, postdoctoral fellow: “Our country is broken. This proposition is so uncontroversial nowadays that it is regarded not with a sense of shock or tragedy but as a banal fact. Many worry that we are beyond repair — too divided politically; too different in our views about morality and culture; too unwilling to compromise.”

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  • American-Made Companies Worried about Proposed Border Tax

    Hart Schaffner Marx isn't unique, said J. Bradford Jensen, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Most people think of companies as either importers who sell foreign-made goods to Americans or exporters who sell domestic products abroad, he said.

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  • Listen, Technology Holdouts: Enough is Enough

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director of the Center for Business and Public Policy: “Even as fanatic customers can be counted on to line up outside the Apple store for the latest iPhone, there are still millions of Americans who don’t use a smartphone at all. For that matter, there are still plenty of happy owners of tube televisions, rotary dial telephones, film cameras, fax machines, typewriters and cassette tape players.”

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  • Team Trump to Share Power in Trade Policy

    The “central role played by Froman appears to be more dispersed in the Trump administration,” Bob Vastine, a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told Bloomberg BNA.

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  • Apple vs. FBI One Year Later: Still Stuck in Limbo

    "The consensus among security and privacy and legal experts was that was a terrible idea," said Larry Downes, project director for the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. "It would mean the end of any actual privacy protection."

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  • How Close to Trump Is Too Close for Boeing?

    The call, made via speakerphone in Trump’s New York office, appeared to catch Muilenburg off-guard. Yet the unusual situation, raising questions of the integrity of the government bidding process, highlights the perils executives face in trying to navigate Trump’s unorthodox style. By listening in, Muilenburg potentially could have heard information “related to Lockheed that may not otherwise be available to Boeing,” said George Brenkert, a professor of business ethics at Georgetown University.

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  • Unintended Effects of Trump's Trade Policy Beginning to Emerge

    An article by Michael Douma, director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics: “Two months ago, I predicted that President Trump’s attempts to pick winners and losers in the marketplace would ultimately fail. No single person or government department has enough information to capably steer the market, and ad hoc deals establish a poor business climate.”

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  • Rise of the Machines: Fear Robots, Not China or Mexico

    "That to me is first order evidence -- it's not trade," that's taking most jobs away, says J. Bradford Jensen, an economics professor at Georgetown University. "There's been a lot of technical change that has reduced the need for labor -- some of it is automation, some of it is design, more software, less hardware."

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  • Will Trump Break Up the Big Banks?

    The most likely development is that we get less, not more regulation," said Robert Shapiro, a former Obama adviser and senior fellow at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

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  • Tax Policy and Trade

    The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business hosts a discussion on international tax policy and trade, including the possibility of taxing U.S. imports.

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