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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.

  • FCC Considers Tougher net Neutrality rules for Wireless

    Larry Downes, senior industry and innovation fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, comments on net neutrality rules in this segment on Bloomberg TV.


  • Britain Might Learn from Split of Czechoslovakia

    In this interview with CCTV America Stanley Nollen, a professor at Georgetown McDonough who worked in Prague in 1993, compares that year’s dissolution of Czechoslovakia with the potential departure of Scotland from the United Kingdom.


  • Let 16-Year-Olds Vote

    An op-ed by Jason Brennan, assistant professor of ethics: Scotland decided to trust its 16-year-olds to vote in the biggest question in its history when the country headed to the polls this week for a referendum on independence. Americans, in contrast, don't even trust theirs to help pick the county sheriff. Who's right?


  • The IT Keys to Aging in Place

    An op-ed by Bill Novelli, a distinguished professor of the practice at Georgetown McDonough, and Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America: Technology is an important way to help meet this strong desire for seniors to spend their golden years at home, but new research shows very few plan to incorporate the technological advances they need to do just that.


  • Morning Person, or Night Owl? It Matters

    “We know that ethical decisions are taxing,” says Sunita Sah, a professor of business ethics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. “We have limited cognitive resources and less self-control at certain times of the day.”


  • Startup Hoyas: Teaching Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University

    From Stanford University in California to Florida State University on the East Coast, colleges and universities across the United States are increasingly creating courses, majors, and departments that teach students how to become more entrepreneurial. Jeff Reid and Alyssa Lovegrove are leading this effort at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Reid is the founding director of the Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Initiative, an entrepreneurial program he runs alongside Lovegrove, its associate director.


  • This Year’s Net Neutrality Debate Has Completely Missed the Point

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, senior industry and innovation fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: Late last week, Silicon Valley congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) launched a contest on Reddit to “rebrand” net neutrality. “All the jargon about net neutrality rules,” Eshoo wrote, “is making it difficult [for users] to know what box to check that advances their best interest.” Whether Redditors can come up with better jargon, and whether or not better jargon is really what’s needed, Rep. Eshoo is certainly correct that the term has lost all meaning — if it ever had any in the first place.


  • VC/DC: The Patent Crisis Deteriorates

    The post is the first in series by Larry Downes, senior industry and innovation fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: This week, Forbes Senior Online Editor Kashmir Hill and I are thrilled to launch a new video series, “VC/DC,” where we review the latest developments at the accident-prone intersection of technology and policy. We’ve envisioned the series as a regular look at the policy issues technology companies and investors should be paying attention to but probably aren’t.