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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.

  • Our Ultimate Back-to-School Guide for DC-Area Student Entrepreneurs

    "People love to help students, so it’s a good time to be reaching out for advice and mentorship," said Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative.


  • The Trade Protectionist Turn In U.S. Presidential Politics

    An op-ed by J. Bradford Jensen, McCrane/Shaker Chair in International Business, Dennis Quinn, professor of international political economy with a focus on public policy, and Stephen Weymouth, assistant professor of international business and public policy: In an unusual turn in American politics, the presidential nominees of both major parties are opposing expansion of free trade in general, and President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in particular. Trade continues to be a big issue on the campaign trail, as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton recently outlined their economic plans, speaking out against the TPP.


  • Price Hikes

    Peter Jaworski, assistant teaching professor, appeared on EWTN’s “News Nightly” to discuss the controversy over the price of the EpiPen.


  • Can Epistocracy, Or Knowledge-Based Voting, Fix Democracy?

    An op-ed by Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor: Elected officials tend to pass laws they believe will appeal to the median voter. A politician on the left or right usually can win more votes by moving to the center, a theory you can see in action by watching how presidential candidates soften their policies after the primaries. The median voter wields great power over what politicians ultimately do. But — and here’s the problem — the median voter would fail economics or Political Science 101.


  • How Trade Affects the Vote for President

    Global trade can produce winners and losers in the marketplace—and also in politics, according to a new paper…Authors Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business examined county-level election results since 1992 and national-level results since 1936. It’s the first study to demonstrate that increasing employment in high-skilled industries affects voting, showing the divergent distributional effects for both winners and losers in trade.


  • Favorite Business School Professors Teaching MBAs

    It isn’t easy to master the intricacies of the time value of money or a P&L statement. That’s why the most talented professors are often able to break down complex concepts so they are understandable and memorable —a specialty of two Georgetown professors: Allison Koester and Arthur Dong. According to Georgetown’s Devon Weiss, a classic poet who joined EY’s M&A operations department after graduation, both are able to relate key content to students in different ways. “Professor Arthur Dong has mastered the art of simplifying complex problems and teaching students how to apply MBA fundamentals to generate innovative solutions,” Weiss explains. In contrast, Koester appeals to various learning styles and experience levels. “Professor Allison Koester is able to simultaneously teach accounting courses to students with both CPA and non-business backgrounds,” Weiss explains. “Her ability to explain concepts in a seemingly endless number of ways and from multiple perspectives leaves no student behind.” “Professor Catherine Tinsley’s research enriches her leadership and negotiations courses, leveraging the most recent findings industry-wide. She has helped me learn how I can become a motivating, visionary leader by establishing a leadership style characterized by authenticity and embracing my own unique sources of power.” – Devon Weiss, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business


  • McDonough School’s Quinn: Relation of Trade to Election

    Dennis Quinn, Professor of International Political Economy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, on new study: “Winners and Losers in International Trade: Effects on U.S. Presidential Voting."


  • Here's Why Donald Trump Could Win Ohio and Michigan

    So why have the candidates moved left on trade, even if the electorate has not? Economists Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn, and Stephen Weymouth of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business may have an answer. In a new working paper shared with Fortune, the economists show that international trade “directly influences U.S. presidential elections.” The incumbent party tends to win counties with more highly skilled service sector jobs, not the type that are typically lost to trade, and lose counties in which there is a high concentration of trade sensitive low-skilled manufacturing.