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OPIM 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.

  • App Store Sales for Android to Overtake Apple’s iOS, Report Says

    More people in China will purchase Android phones over iPhones because they are relatively affordable, analysts said. An Android phone can be purchased in China for roughly $300, said John Cui, assistant professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.


  • Sears, Another Intensive Care Retailer

    Sears is an example of another retail victim facing online sales companies, who is to blame? José Guerrero-Cusumano analyzes.


  • The Tax of Discord

    The import tax advocated by the Trump administration: is it the model to follow or is it a poison for growth? We discussed it with Ricardo Ernst.


  • Trump's Strategy to Calculate the Deficit

    Donald Trump considers changing the format of how the trade deficit is calculated. Removing a crucial component would make the U.S. deficit appear larger. The administration could use this tactic during denials with Mexico. Professor Ricardo Ernst explains how it would work.


  • Mexico: Cars and the Trump Effect

    “With cheap labor and trade deals with 44 countries, is that enough to counteract the Trump effect on the auto industry? We discussed it with Ricardo Ernst.”


  • Hogan Criticized for Deleted Facebook Comments

    “The rules are not explicit as to whether there are legal issues or something else,” said Betsy Sigman of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sigman said it’s accepted that most politicians manage comments on their public pages as they try to present the best image that they can on social media. That said, Sigman said concerns about whether or not comments on social media sites should be treated as public records have come up before and could one day end up in the courts.


  • The Effects of Tariffs on Cars

    A broadcast television interview with Ricardo Ernst, professor of operations: Trump threatens to impose tariffs on automakers with production outside the United States. What effects can these tariffs have on the price of cars? We analyze it.


  • Myths And Realities Of Protectionism And Globalization

    We decipher their myths and the realities of these two key influential points for companies and governments behind what happened at the World Economic Forum and the main challenges ahead of the new government of Donald Trump with Ricardo Ernst, a professor at the University of Georgetown.


  • The Challenges for the Region After Trump's Business Agenda

    Ricardo Ernst, director of the Global Business Initiative and professor of operations, speaks with CNN En Español about Trump’s business agenda.