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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 Best Tricks for Getting What You Want

    Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business, appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss negotiation strategies.

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  • Cupid’s Arrow Goes ‘Ka-Ching’ This Valentine’s Day

    A new survey by the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research confirms what you might expect: The most romantic day of the year means different things to men and woman. Men view Valentine’s Day as a holiday to pamper their significant other. They tend to spend almost twice as much ($116 on average) as women, but they typically buy for just one person. Men are also much more competitive about their gift-giving than women.

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  • Tencent Out of the E-Bank Gate, Alibaba on Its Heels

    Without a doubt, both companies want to become the Apple Pay of China," said Arthur Dong, a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University who focuses on Chinese business trends. "If they do decide to put on an online payment method that's linked to a credit card that's linked to a banking account, it could be a game changing evolution for the Chinese banking system."

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  • The FAA’s Baby Steps Toward Private Drone Regulations Are Too Little Too Late

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, discusses the FAA’s new actions toward private drone regulation.

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  • Senators Take to the Web to Oppose TPA

    “After more than 500 days of negotiations, the results are plainly discouraging and worse, political support for [the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] in Europe has badly eroded,” the European Centre for International Political Economy says in the report, written by its director, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, and two American trade specialists, Bob Vastine and J. Bradford Jensen, both of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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  • Obama bank tax: Smart policy or bank bashing?

    President Obama wants to hit big banks with a new tax to discourage them from taking too much risk. The proposal would generate lots of money from the sector that was kept alive by a taxpayer-funded bailout. That new revenue could then be used to help boost stagnant wages for the middle class by funding programs like Obama’s plan for two free years of community college. “These are institutions that have made enormous profits. They can afford it,” said Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

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  • Why We Torture

    In this op-ed co-authored by Georgetown McDonough School of Business Professor Catherine Langlois, the authors offer a counter-argument to those who hastily dismiss torture as a method of intelligence-gathering: “Intelligence is never perfect -- mistakes will be made. Extreme fear of one type of intelligence mistake, however, has repercussion not only on the likelihood of committing the other type of error but in the value of information and the methods used to obtain it. Stopping torture requires a balanced perspective on intelligence errors.”

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  • Obama Celebrates Improving U.S. Economy with Call for Tax Hikes

    On Tuesday Mr. Obama set about trying to change that part of his legacy, laying out $320 billion in tax increases designed to transfer wealth almost exclusively from the richest 1 percent of Americans to the poor and middle class in the boldest and most specific tax-increase plan of his presidency. “It’s very easy to attack the top 1 percent. They are a very easy target. Numbers wise, they’re small yet very powerful,” said Thomas B. Cooke, a professor who studies tax law at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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  • Ideas, Debates Soar at 2015 World Economic Forum

    CCTV America interviewed Michael Czinkota for more on the highlights of this year’s World Economic Forum. Czinkota is a business professor at Georgetown University and specializes in marketing and international business strategy.

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  • The Media Revolution That Isn’t Being Televised

    This op-ed by Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, discusses the millennial generation’s transformation of the paid video market.

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