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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.

  • The Case for Letting Your Best People Go

    Christopher Rider, an associate professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and one of the study’s authors, said the results suggest it is plausible such departures—and subsequent boost in prestige—could help companies attract new, junior talent at lower wages, though more research is needed to show a link.


  • Trump Just Signed a 'Buy American' Order, But His Own Businesses Don’t

    Arthur Dong, a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, has consulted for companies in the hospitality industry and says people would probably be shocked by how many components of US hotels come from foreign sources. "The irony of this situation is that it's pretty well known within the hospitality industries that there are global vendors who supply many of the hotel chains around the world," he says, referring to the contrast between Trump's rhetoric and his family's business practices.


  • Secret Service Costs for Presidential Travel Continue to Mount

    Peter Jaworski, a business ethics professor at Georgetown University, says President Trump's travel is more expensive than any other president in history. "Every president has to go on vacation, everybody needs a bit of time off. What's unethical about Donald Trump's trips is the expense that's involved," Jaworski explained.


  • Give Budget Director Mick Mulvaney a Beer and He'll Tell You A Lot

    The Trump administration has also promised big economic growth. Backing off this plan to eliminate the debt could help with that. Rob Shapiro, of Georgetown University and the economic advisory firm Sonecon, said getting rid of the debt would require drastic spending cuts that would slow the economy. “When we spend money on defense, when we spend money on social security, on education — that money goes to companies or individuals who then spend it,” Shapiro said


  • Why China Remains North Korea’s Biggest Ally

    “China from a geopolitical point of view as well as geostrategic point of view see North Korea as sort of a buffer zone from the potential encroachment, in a sense, surrounding China by powers that are all aligned with the United States,” Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, told Newsweek Thursday. “That ring fence that’s sort of been built in the post-World War II period with American allies, starting with South Korea, then on Japan, then on to Taiwan and certainly places like Okinawa and the Philippines.


  • Top U.S. Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

    Reena Aggarwal, director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said that her school recently reached the tipping point of student interest to begin exploring ways of incorporating blockchain into its fintech program, which focuses on the nexus of business, policy and regulation. Georgetown also played host to the 2nd Annual DC Blockchain Summit in March, which was hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce.


  • Discussion: Impact of NAFTA on U.S. Trade

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    Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy to Present “Renegotiating NAFTA: A Policy Forum” on Capitol Hill, A


  • Why Congress's Rejection of Proposed FCC Data Rules Will Not Affect Your Privacy In The Slightest

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director of the Center for Business and Public Policy: “The Internet is buzzing this week over a House vote Tuesday to permanently bar proposed FCC regulations regarding data collection and use first published in December from taking effect.”


  • Lessons from 'The Art of War' Ahead of Momentous Xi-Trump Summit

    An op-ed by Arthur Dong, teaching professor: “Cast in the spotlight of the media glare, the historic summit between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping will involve issues of strategic importance to the leaders of both nations. To get a better understanding of how the Chinese side will approach the dialog, one must reflect on the lessons from the ancients.”