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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.

  • Did the National Broadband Plan Spur Innovation?

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: On March 18, my colleagues and I at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy convened a full day conference to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan.

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  • 2015’s States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government

    The article features a Q&A with Thomas B. Cooke, distinguished teaching professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

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  • Can Rural America Be Saved? A New National ‘Challenge’ Tries to See

    A new partnership between Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the American Farm Bureau Federation aims to harness the creativity of small-business owners to build stronger rural communities. Their Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, billed as the first national competition of its kind, received more than 200 applications last summer from 36 states. If you seed small businesses attuned to local needs, the project’s leaders believe, rural economies will bounce back.

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  • Jason Brennan on Compulsory Voting

    Georgetown political theorist Jason Brennan – a leading academic critic of compulsory voting and coauthor of “Compulsory Voting: For And Against” – has a good post rebutting some of the arguments underpinning President Obama’s recent advocacy of the idea. As I noted in my own critique of Obama’s view, compulsory voting is likely to exacerbate the already severe problem of political ignorance. Jason’s post focuses on one of the arguments most often advanced by left of center supporters of compulsory voting: the claim that it would benefit the interests of the poor and disadvantaged.

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  • FCC Decision on Net Neutrality: What Does it Mean?

    John Mayo, executive director of Georgetown University's Center for Business and Public Policy, thinks that "public utility-style regulations" could make life harder for cable and Internet companies. "If you're a provider of the Internet infrastructure, this measure is going to create a tremendous amount of chaos," he told NBC News. "The natural response of companies faced with legal and regulatory uncertainties is to pull in and reduce risk-taking."

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  • The Best Tricks for Getting What You Want

    Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business, appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss negotiation strategies.

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  • Cupid’s Arrow Goes ‘Ka-Ching’ This Valentine’s Day

    A new survey by the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research confirms what you might expect: The most romantic day of the year means different things to men and woman. Men view Valentine’s Day as a holiday to pamper their significant other. They tend to spend almost twice as much ($116 on average) as women, but they typically buy for just one person. Men are also much more competitive about their gift-giving than women.

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  • Tencent Out of the E-Bank Gate, Alibaba on Its Heels

    Without a doubt, both companies want to become the Apple Pay of China," said Arthur Dong, a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University who focuses on Chinese business trends. "If they do decide to put on an online payment method that's linked to a credit card that's linked to a banking account, it could be a game changing evolution for the Chinese banking system."

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  • The FAA’s Baby Steps Toward Private Drone Regulations Are Too Little Too Late

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, discusses the FAA’s new actions toward private drone regulation.

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  • Senators Take to the Web to Oppose TPA

    “After more than 500 days of negotiations, the results are plainly discouraging and worse, political support for [the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] in Europe has badly eroded,” the European Centre for International Political Economy says in the report, written by its director, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, and two American trade specialists, Bob Vastine and J. Bradford Jensen, both of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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