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Accounting 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.

  • Undergraduates and Faculty Honored at Tropaia Ceremony

     

    Seniors earning top academic and service honors were recognized at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Tropaia Exercises Friday, May 16, 2014,

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  • Bringing Mobile Broadband to Rural Americans

    An op-ed by John Mayo and Anna-Maria Kovacs of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business: In 2012, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. One of its key goals was to ensure that American consumers get access to the spectrum they need. As the Federal Communications Commission finalizes its design for the Incentive Auction that will buy back 600 megahertz spectrum from broadcasters in order to sell it to providers of mobile broadband, members of Congress continue to express intense interest in the auction. Recent letters from both sides of the aisle encourage the FCC to conduct an auction equally open to all participants.

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  • Alibaba Underwriters Go from Alpha to Beta in IPO

    “I can't think of anyone else who has done that,” Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and business administration at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said of the alphabetical listing of Alibaba's underwriters.

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  • Alibaba’s Risks: Chines-Ecommerce Giant Opens Books for Initial Public Offering

    “It’s important to remember why Alibaba is going public in the U.S.,” said Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance and business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and an expert on financial markets with an emphasis on China. “It was not that the company had significant business in the U.S., but that its governance structure was rejected by regulators in the Hong Kong market.”

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  • Women in Business – Allison Koester, Assistant Professor

    Allison Koester is an assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in the US. An expert on corporate taxes, financial reporting and financial misconduct, she has been invited to present her research at more than 15 academic institutions.

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  • High-Ability Managers Save Their Shareholders Millions in Corporate Income Taxes

    An article by Allison Koester: Each year, the majority of public companies in the United States pay 20 to 40 percent of pretax income to the government in the form of income taxes. Since every dollar of taxes paid is a dollar that cannot be reinvested within an organization, paying taxes could be considered an inefficient utilization of resources.

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  • W.P. Carey Inc. Announces Election of Mary M. VanDeWeghe to Board of Directors

    W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT, announced today that Mary M. "Meg" VanDeWeghe has been elected a director of the Company. Ms. VanDeWeghe is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Forte Consulting Inc., a financial and management consulting firm, and a Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

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  • Financial Markets Panel Discussion to Address the Role of Shareholder Activism in Corporate Governance

    The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy, housed in the university’s McDonough School of Business, will host a timely dialogue on the role of shareholder activism in corporate decision-making in partnership with the Financial Times. The event, to be held in New York City, will bri

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  • Why the CEO-Chair Split Matters

    "It is rooted in the longstanding tradition that the chairman and the CEO usually come from the same group of people, the circle of friends and acquaintances where people know each other, know what to expect, and there is an ease of communication," says Jason Schloetzer, an assistant professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

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  • New laws take guesswork out of investment tax liability

    “When people buy stock over time, FIFO may not be the best option,” said Thomas Cooke, a tax and business law professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “That makes it very incumbent on investors when they get their confirmation statement to make sure the right stock was sold.”

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