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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.

  • Rooney Rule in Reverse: Minority Coaching Hires Have Stalled

    Minorities dominate coaching positions for running backs and, to a lesser degree, the defensive secondary, but whites fill the most upwardly mobile spots. Researchers at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business expounded on this subject in a study of coaching staffs from 1985 to 2012. They concluded in part that while teams do hire minorities for positions carrying a lower likelihood for promotion, white coaches gained promotions more readily even when researchers accounted for assistant coaches' initial and current NFL jobs.


  • Comey’s Email Decision: Hillary Has Civil Liberties Too

    An op-ed by John Hasnas, professor of business at Georgetown McDonough and executive director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics: Over 20 years ago, I published an article that argued that the rule of law was not only a myth but an extremely dangerous one that causes people "to be willing not only to relinquish a large measure of [their] own freedom but to enthusiastically support the state in the suppression of others' freedom as well."


  • The Harsh Downside of Free Trade – And the Glimmer of Hope

    “Half of the workers in the business service sector in the US are in tradable activities, which in turn employ more people than the entire US manufacturing sector,” says J. Bradford Jensen, a Georgetown University economist. What’s left of the US manufacturing sector is also healthy. North Carolina remains a manufacturing powerhouse, says Georgetown University business professor Pietra Rivoli, the author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in a Global Economy.”


  • Post-Brexit Results: Is Governing By Referendum Democratic?

    According to Jason Brennan, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, public consultation is not the best way to solve crucial, complex issues. "My main worry about referendums is that you're taking a very complicated, political question that requires knowledge of a bunch of background facts and the social sciences, and you are handing that question to people who don't know those facts," Brennan tells The Current's host Mike Finnerty.


  • TAA Fight on the Horizon

    Trade adjustment assistance is paltry, pathetic, puny,” Bob Vastine, a senior industry fellow at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said during a discussion on Capitol Hill. “It’s really a patch and I think in a new administration, if we’re going to proceed with a liberal trade policy, we really have to address that issue.”


  • Trump Can Thank Cruz and Kasich for His Likely Nomination

    A contributed article by Paul Almeida, professor of strategy and senior associate dean for executive education: Donald Trump swept the five Republican primary contests on Tuesday night and declared himself the “presumptive nominee” for the GOP’s presidential nomination. While Trump’s Republican rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich scrambled to stop him, the alliance they formed earlier this week to divide upcoming contests is essentially doomed.


  • Why Opposing Free-Trade Agreements Is a Clever Campaign Strategy

    A new paper by J. Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth at the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that opposing free-trade agreements (FTAs) is indeed a smart campaign strategy.