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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.

  • 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."


  • 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.


  • 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.”


  • 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."


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Competition in Telecommunications: Global Lessons for Policy Development in Mexico

    The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy published a new economics policy paper on Monday that recommends Mexico persist with their recent constitutional reforms to ensure a thriving telecommunications sector


  • Who Will Win and Who Will Lose From Trump Rescinding the TPP?

    "I don't think there's going to be any big, immediate, tangible impact from the TPP not being ratified by the United States," said J. Bradford Jensen, a professor of international business with Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. "The way I think of TPP is that it was a long run bet to try to both pry open service markets in places like Japan and Malaysia, and also a long run bet to have a large, very robust rules-based trading system in the Asian Pacific region, that would be a strong enough pull for China and possibly India to join on those very strong, rules based terms."


  • Trump's 'Buy American' Policy Directly Conflicts With How His Own Hotels Operate

    Arthur Dong, a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, has consulted for companies in the hospitality industry, and says people would probably be shocked by how many components of US hotels come from foreign sources. “The irony of this situation is that it's pretty well known within the hospitality industries that there are global vendors who supply many of the hotel chains around the world," he says, referring to the contrast between Trump's rhetoric and his family's business practices. (Four Seasons, Marriott, and Hilton all declined to comment on their practices.) “President Trump will be, in a sense, hurting some of his own business interests by putting up these barriers,” Dong says.