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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.

  • Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Could Damage American Factories

    In pledging to bring manufacturing back, Mr. Trump is effectively pitting the interests of a relatively small group of people — those who work in factories — against hundreds of millions of consumers. “The retail industry now employs an awful lot more people than apparel industries ever did,” said Pietra Rivoli, a trade expert at Georgetown.


  • Trump, TPP and the future of US trade

    Professor Pietra Rivoli comments on the fate of the TPP under a new Trump Administration.


  • A Proud Stock Exchange Fights for Life in Shadow of Tokyo Giant

    The decline in regional exchanges isn’t specific to Japan, and has been going on for many decades. Almost every major commercial city in the U.S. had at least one bourse, according to James J. Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University. Now the country is “littered with the corpses of dead stock exchanges,” Angel wrote in a 1998 report.


  • Trump Trade Policy Ideas Could Trigger Recession, Stagflation, Economists Say

    "What most people don't realize is that those jobs were doomed anyway, and no amount of protectionist trade barriers are going to bring them back," said James J. Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.


  • Battle Lines Drawn Over Automated Trading Rule

    Second, algorithmic traders are fearful the CFTC won’t be able to prevent the source code from falling into the wrong hands, James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, told The Hill Extra. “What [industry members] are worried about is that some staffer looks at the source code then quits the CFTC and works for an arch competitor, and since they have a really strong understanding of how it all works, [the firm] now has someone competing against them that effectively stole their intellectual property,” Angel said.


  • New SEC Rules Aim to Bolster Small-Company Investment

    James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University, told The Hill Extra that the need to make this rule is a reflection of the chaotic federal-state regulatory relationship. “This makes things slightly better in its own complicated way,” Angel said. “If you’re in a state like California, Texas, or even Alaska, those are pretty big states, so I can see how somebody would want to sell to somebody just in that state."


  • Fate of TPP Trade Deal in the Balance as US Election Looms

    Pietra Rivoli, professor of finance, appeared in a segment on Channel News Asia on the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


  • The Biggest Money Mistakes We Make—Decade by Decade

    “We are living in an aging society across the developed world, and up till now, we didn’t really care about these issues,” says Sumit Agarwal, a professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Mr. Agarwal’s 2009 study “The Age of Reason” found that our peak financial decision-making age is 53, based on how people at different age groups made a handful of financial choices.