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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.

  • Power of Prestigious Law Degree Persists

    It’s where those winds carried them that forms the basis of a new study by Chris Rider of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Giacomo Negro of Emory University. The two researchers compared the fates of 224 former Brobeck partners, and came to a striking conclusion. Even decades after graduating from law school, the relative prestige of a lawyer’s degree played a strong role in where he or she ended up after the Brobeck collapse.


  • Why MBA Curriculum Should Focus On Politics

    In the third of an occasional series featuring two experts debating a hot topic for students, Mike Bastin, a visiting professor at Beijing University of International Business and Economics and Jim Moore, managing director of the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, share their views on teaching politics to MBA students.


  • Alibaba Targets Smart Cars, Smart Devices

    In March, No. 1 Chinese auto maker SAIC Motor announced that it would invest 1 billion yuan, or $160 million, in a joint venture with China e-commerce leader Alibaba to develop Web-connected cars. "The link-up of Alibaba and SAIC makes a lot of sense," Arthur Dong, professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, told IBD via email.


  • Sheikh Khalid Attends First Meet of Advisory Board

    Qatar’s leading business mind and the chairman of Ezdan Holding Group, Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani Al Thani, attended the first meeting of the Advisory Board of the Business, Society and Public Policy Initiative of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, in his capacity as the Board member, in Washington. Georgetown University named Sheikh Dr. Khalid a member of the Advisory Board in October, 2014. The Advisory Board consists of world leaders in business, government, and various strata of public life. Sheikh Dr. Khalid is the first Arab to become a member of the Advisory Board of the institution.


  • Did the National Broadband Plan Spur Innovation?

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: On March 18, my colleagues and I at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy convened a full day conference to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan.


  • 2015’s States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government

    The article features a Q&A with Thomas B. Cooke, distinguished teaching professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.


  • Can Rural America Be Saved? A New National ‘Challenge’ Tries to See

    A new partnership between Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the American Farm Bureau Federation aims to harness the creativity of small-business owners to build stronger rural communities. Their Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, billed as the first national competition of its kind, received more than 200 applications last summer from 36 states. If you seed small businesses attuned to local needs, the project’s leaders believe, rural economies will bounce back.


  • Jason Brennan on Compulsory Voting

    Georgetown political theorist Jason Brennan – a leading academic critic of compulsory voting and coauthor of “Compulsory Voting: For And Against” – has a good post rebutting some of the arguments underpinning President Obama’s recent advocacy of the idea. As I noted in my own critique of Obama’s view, compulsory voting is likely to exacerbate the already severe problem of political ignorance. Jason’s post focuses on one of the arguments most often advanced by left of center supporters of compulsory voting: the claim that it would benefit the interests of the poor and disadvantaged.