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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.

  • 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.


  • "What's in a Title?" A Webinar on the Communications Act and the Power It Confers on the FCC Related to Broadband

    Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy to Host Webinar, September 4

    WHAT:  The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will ho


  • Why Night Owls Are More Ethical in the Afternoon

    It turns out the time of day you feel least productive and alert is also when you’re most likely to lie. A new study by Christopher M. Barnes of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, Brian Gunia of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, and Sunita Sah of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, shows morning people become more unethical at night, while night owls are more unethical during the day.


  • China's President Has Only Begun To Take Down The Tigers And Swat The Flies In His Historic Corruption Crackdown

    “I see Xi Jinping more as a Machiavellian than a Maoist,” Arthur Dong, professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University told Business Insider. “The ends that Xi Jinping and his reform minded coalition wish to pursue relate to the long-term viability of the Communist Party.”


  • Morning People Are More Likely to Lie to Their Bosses in the Afternoon

    “An important aspect of this research is not that morning people are more moral, it's actually the match that's the most important thing. It's that morning people are more ethical in the morning, but evening people are more ethical in the evening,” says Sunita Sah, a co-author of the study and an assistant professor of business ethics at Georgetown University.


  • Rise at Dawn? It Could Make You a Liar

    The findings challenge the view that night owls are more likely to be badly behaved. Researcher Sunita Sah, of Georgetown University, said: “They cast doubt on the stereotype that evening people are somehow dissolute.”