McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Media Experts

McDonough faculty have expertise on a wide range of modern day issues. Experts can speak to the growth of AI in business, volatility of financial institutions, corporate structure on employee satisfaction, globalization of sustainability efforts, and more.

Members of the media interested in connecting with an expert source should contact Rachel Ellis, associate director of communications, at rachel.ellis@georgetown.edu.

Accounting Faculty

Kirsten Anderson

Kirsten Anderson

Teaching Professor

Corporate financial reporting • Financial economics • Securities and Exchange Commission

Kirsten Anderson
Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Business Law

Corporate financial reporting • Financial economics • Securities and Exchange Commission • Federal Income Taxation • Tax Legislation and Tax Reform • Tax Ethics • Internal Revenue Service Rules and Procedures • Financial Crimes • Supreme Court Case Analysis

Thomas Cook
Gilles Hilary

Gilles Hilary

George R. Houston Endowed Professor

Governance • Risk management • Financial analysis • Decision-making • Behavioral finance • Finance crime (anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, fraud) • Cyber-risk from a non-technology perspective

Gilles Hilary
Karen Kitching

Karen Kitching

Teaching Professor

Automation • Nonprofit governance • Nonprofit performance management • Nonprofit accounting • Enterprise systems

Karen Kitching
Allison Koester

Allison Koester

Associate Professor

Corporate taxes • Financial reporting • Financial misrepresentation • Corporate economic incentives • Non-GAAP metrics

Allison Koester
Reining Petacchi

Reining Petacchi

Associate Professor

Financial reporting • Economic consequences of regulations • Accounting choices of governmental entities • Economics of auditing

Language skills: Mandarin (read and write), Italian (conversational)

Reining Petacchi
Jason Schloetzer

Jason Schloetzer

Associate Professor

Boards of directors • CEO succession • Corporate governance • Performance measurement and evaluation • Incentive compensation • Artificial intelligence (AI) • Autonomous vehicles • Business implications of AI • How AI tools are impacting businesses • Automation • Machine learning • The future of work/human resources • Impact of AI on accounting/banks

Jason Schloetzer
Wei (Vicki) Tang

Wei (Vicki) Tang

Associate Professor

Earnings forecast • Social media • Cryptocurrency • Social factors in business decisions

Wei (Vicki) Tang
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Xiaoli Tian

Associate Professor

Corporate disclosure • Earnings quality • Governance • Corporate taxation • Regulator incentives and transparency • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) FOIA processes and its effects • Contract redactions • Financial reporting • Corporate governance

Xiaoli Tian

Ethics Faculty

Professor Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan

Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor

Political power • Interest groups • Ethics in voting • Ethics in commercial society • Competence • Voters pathology • Voters processing information • Voter turnout • Compulsory voting • Democratic theory • Freedom and political bias • Commodification (what can and cannot be for sale) • Capitalism versus socialism • Social justice • Political resistance • Police violence • Dysfunction in the criminal justice system • Dysfunction in higher education

Jason Brennan
Michael Douma

Michael Douma

Assistant Research Professor and Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

History of business in America • Philosophy of history • History of markets • Ethics

Language skill: Dutch

Michael Douma
Will English

William English

Assistant Professor

Ethics • Education • Public policy • Political economy • Political theory • Experimental social science • Behavioral genomics

William English
John Hasnas

John Hasnas

Professor and Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

Ethics • Criminal law • White-collar crime

John Hasnas
Peter Jaworski

Peter Jaworski

Associate Teaching Professor

Applied ethics • Social and political philosophy • Normative ethics • Bioethics • Philosophy of law and art • Personal identity

Language skill: Polish

Peter Jaworski
Ed Soule

Edward Soule

Associate Professor

Managerial ethics • Corporate social responsibility • Where morality intersects management • Corporate strategy • Regulatory policy

Edward Soule

Finance Faculty

Reena Aggarwal

Reena Aggarwal

Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance and Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

International financial markets • Market regulation and valuation • Corporate governance • Initial public offerings (IPOs) • Private equity • Capital markets • Emerging markets • Wall Street and stock exchanges • Dodd Frank • Private equity • Proxy voting • Securities lending

Language skill: Hindi

Reena Aggarwal
James Angel

James J. Angel

Associate Professor

Bitcoin • Digital assets • Financial markets • Financial crises • Fintech • U.S. economy • Operation and regulation of the stock market • Capital markets • Wall Street • Dodd Frank • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) • Short selling and “naked” short selling • Stock splits • High-tech/frequency trading/Flash Crash • Equity risk models • Insider trading • Stock exchange mergers • Money markets and funds • Stock volatility • Stock and derivative exchanges (NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX, Deutsch Boerse, etc.) • Healthcare reform

James J. Angel
Jennie-Bai

Jennie Bai

Professor

Asset pricing and its connection with corporate finance • Credit risks • Banking • Art market and Asian art

Jennie Bai
Turan Bali

Turan Bali

Robert S. Parker Chair of Finance

Asset pricing • Investing • Risk management • Fixed income securities • Financial derivatives • Hedge funds • Mathematical finance models (econometrics) • Stock returns

Language skill: Turkish

Turan Bali
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James Bodurtha

Associate Professor

International financial markets • Derivative- and international financial market-related issues • Assets pricing • Investing • Exchange rate

James Bodurtha
George Comer

George Comer

Associate Professor, Co-academic Director, Reach Program, and Director of Underrepresented Minority (URM)

Personal finance • Institutional money managers and funds • Hybrid mutual funds • Exchange-traded funds • Municipal bond funds • International mutual funds • Unit investment trusts • College readiness for low-income/minority students

George Comer
Matt Cypher and mba students at construction site for Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Matthew Cypher

Atara Kaufman Professor of the Practice, Director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate, Academic Director, M.S. in Global Real Assets

Institutional quality • Commercial real estate industry (valuation and underwriting)

Matthew Cypher
Francesco D'Acunto, A. James Clark Chair in Global Real Estate

Francesco D’Acunto

A. James Clark Chair in Global Real Estate and Associate Professor

Inflation and its effects on firms and households • Fintech • Real estate • ESG • Social implications of regulation in the financial sector • Wealth inequality • Private equity

Francesco D’Acunto
Sandeep Dahiya

Sandeep Dahiya

Akkaway Professor of Entrepreneurship and Academic Director, MBA Certificate in the Business of Healthcare

Corporate finance and bankruptcy • Banking and financial institutions • Global markets • Corporate governance and boards • Venture capital • Banking crisis • Lending relationships • Financial economics • Corporate restructuring • Venture capitalists • Entrepreneurial finance • IPOs • Executive compensation

Sandeep Dahiya
Allan Eberhart

Allan Eberhart

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for the Master of Science in Finance Program

EdTech • Technology-intensive education

Allan Eberhart
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Janet Gao

Associate Professor

Banking • Financial institutions • Labor and finance • Human discretion and decision making • Interest rates • Mortgage rates (consumer and lending) • Racial wage gaps • Health insurance costs • Effects of shock on organizations

Janet Gao
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Claire Liang

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Corporate finance • Entrepreneurial finance • Workplace safety and its impact on stock market listings for private and public firms • Investment banking • International finance integration • Financial implications of exports/trade • Insider trading

Claire Liang
David McLean

David McLean

William G. Droms Professor

Capital markets • Capital market imperfections and the resulting effects on asset prices, corporate finance, and investment • Shareholder capitalism

David McLean
Vladimir Murkhalayamov

Vladimir Mukharlyamov

Assistant Professor

Corporate finance • Firm strategy and performance in venture capital and private equity, banking, and retail industries

Vladimir Mukharlyamov
Lee Pinkowitz

Lee Pinkowitz

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Corporate cash holdings • Corporate governance

Lee Pinkowitz
Alberto Rossi

Alberto Rossi

Professor and Director, AI, Analytics, and Future of Work Initiative

Robo-advising • Fintech • Empirical asset pricing • Household finance • Machine learning and finance • Trust in automation • Cryptocurrency

Alberto Rossi
David Vandivier

David Vandivier

Executive Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Financial policy • Financial debt crises • Government affairs • U.S. Treasury

David Vandivier
MBA students and Professor Rohan Williamson talking outside Hariri

Rohan Williamson

Bolton Sullivan/Thomas A. Dean Chair in International Business and Professor of Finance

Corporate governance and boards of directors • Cash holdings • Executive compensation • Dodd-Frank • Financial crisis • Risk management and prevention • Investment analysis • Tesla

Rohan Williamson
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Xiaofei Zhao

Associate Professor

Asset pricing • Quantitative portfolio management • Big data analysis in finance • Textual analysis of news articles and SEC filings • Labor market frictions and capital markets • Initial coin offerings (ICOs)

Language skill: Chinese

Xiaofei Zhao

Management Faculty

Bob Bies

Robert Bies

Professor

Workplace revenge • Principled leadership • Organizational justice • Delivering bad news • Forgiveness in the workplace • CEO misconduct • Redemption, forgiveness, and mercy • Consumer trust

Robert Bies
Hank Cardello

Hank Cardello

Senior Director, Leadership Solutions for Health and Prosperity Program at Business for Impact; Chair, Portion Balance Coalition

Food industry • Packaged food and beverage • Consumer health, diets, and obesity  • Social impact leadership • Medical debt crisis • U.S. healthcare issues • Social impact leadership

Hank Cardello
Martin Conway

Martin Conway

Adjunct Professor

Sports leadership • Sports management • Global games and international sport  • The business of sports media • Sports marketing strategy • Sports event and facility management • MLB

Martin Conway
Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Leslie Crutchfield

Executive Director, Business for Impact

Corporate social responsibility • Philanthropy • Nonprofit leadership • Nonprofit management • Social entrepreneurship • Social innovation • Movements • Shared value and social enterprise

Leslie Crutchfield
Shye Gilad

Shye Gilad

Professor of the Practice

Entrepreneurial leadership • Executive leadership development and coaching • Crisis communications • Small business entrepreneurship • Business model strategy • Leading remote teams • Customer behavior • Airline industry • Aviation

Shye Gilad
Jenn Logg

Jennifer Logg

Assistant Professor

Decision-making • Expectations of human and algorithmic judgment • Overconfidence in performance assessments • How organizations can make more accurate predictions about the world • Using algorithms to detect bias

Jennifer Logg
Eric Koester

Eric Koester

Adjunct Professor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Corporate innovation • Corporate startups • Innovation and creativity • Incubators and accelerators • Venture capital • Startup fundraising and new approaches such as crowdfunding, ICO, NFT, etc.

Eric Koester
Nick Lovegrove

Nicholas Lovegrove

Professor of the Practice and Academic Director, Executive MBA Program

Management Consulting Industry • Corporate Communications Industry • Life and Career Design • Strategic Management • Business, Policy, and Society • Organizational Culture • Analytics and the Future of Work • Remote and Hybrid Working

Nicholas Lovegrove

Michael T. McDermott

Professor of the Practice and Academic Director, Executive Master’s in Leadership — Qatar Program

Leadership philosophy • CEO leadership • Changes in management/leadership • Principled leadership

Michael T. McDermott

Matt McKenna

Executive in Residence and Founder of the Rural Opportunity Initiative within Business for Impact

Rural investment • Rural propensity • Creating public-private partnerships • Economic development and growth in rural areas

Associate Dean Michael O'Leary

Michael O’Leary

Senior Associate Dean for Executive and Graduate Degree Programs and Teaching Professor

High performing teams • Young leaders • Multitasking • Multiteaming • Leadership • Organizational change • Organizational behavior • Diversity and inclusion • How to make the future of work equitable • Gender equity • The business of wine • The future of the wine industry

Language skill: German (speak)

Michael O’Leary

Gael O’Sullivan

Project Director, AB InBev Foundation Partnership, Business for Impact

Behavioral Science• Social Marketing • Global Health • Individual Behavior Change and Social Norm Change • Private Sector Health • Geographical Expertise of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America/the Caribbean

Jeff Reid

Jeff Reid

Founding Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative and Professor of the Practice

Leadership • Entrepreneurship • Education • Business development • Venture capital • Nonprofit management • Economic development • Applying an entrepreneurial mindset to business • Entrepreneurship for the common good

Jeff Reid
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Dawn Sweeney

Executive-in-ResidenceBusiness for Impact

•Restaurants •Hospitality •Food service • 21st Century Workforce • Health and wellness

Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley

Raffini Family Professor of Management

Gender intelligent leadership • Gender dynamics in the workplace • Decision-making • Assessing risk • Negotiations • Conflict resolution • Effective teamwork • Workforce engagement

Catherine Tinsley

Jeanine Turner

Annette N. Shelby Chair in Business & Leadership Communication and Director, Communication, Culture & Technology Program

Conflict • Difficult conversations • Digital communication • Digital presence • Executive presence • Executive presentations • Leadership communication • Managing conflict • Persuasion • Storytelling • Technology in the Workplace • Transition stories

Jeanine Turner
Ella Washington

Ella Washington

Professor of the Practice and Senior Advisor, DEI Initiatives

Diversity and inclusion • Strengths-based leadership and team development • Bias in the workplace • Developing human capital

Ella Washington
two MiM students and professor Evelyn Williams sitting inside Hariri talking

Evelyn Jean Williams

Teaching Professor and Academic Director, Master’s in Management Program

Design thinking • Leadership • Team dynamics • Change management • Innovation • Executive coaching • Organizational learning • Business communication • Management education

Evelyn Jean Williams
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Jeremy Yip

Assistant Professor

Psychology of negotiations • Trash-talking • Conflict • Unethical behavior • Emotional intelligence • Decision-making • Gratitude • Competitive communication

Jeremy Yip

Marketing Faculty

Sean Blair

Assistant Professor

Consumer behavior • How fundamental human motivations, such as the motives for control and self-presentation, influence consumer judgment and decision-making • Corporate responsibility

Sean Blair

Simon Blanchard

Beyer Family Associate Professor and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Consumer psychology • Empirical and statistical models • Credit card repayment/consumer debt • Personal finance and budget • Consumers and branding

Language skill: French

Simon Blanchard

Rob Britton

Adjunct Professor

Advertising campaign development • Crisis communications • Airline industry • Marketing and operations • IT • International planning • Consumer marketing • Communications and leadership

Rob Britton
Karthik Easwar

Karthik Easwar

Associate Teaching Professor and Faculty Director, Business Scholars Program

Consumer psychology • The influence of affect, emotion, and culture on consumer information processing • Decision-making • Consumption • Consumer bias • Marketing strategy • Retailing • Brand positioning/branding • Advertising and public policy • Sector knowledge: health, consumer packaged goods, financial behaviors (investments, budgets, etc.)

Language skill: Tamil

Karthik Easwar
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Ronald C. Goodstein

Associate Professor

Integrated marketing communications • Positioning • Ethnicity in marketing • Consumer behavior • Healthcare industry marketing • Trademarks and branding 

Ronald C. Goodstein
MBA student and Professor Rebecca Hamilton speaking outside Hariri

Rebecca Hamilton

Michael and Robin Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration and Vice Dean for Faculty

Consumer decision-making • Consumer choices • Consumer behavior • How consumer preferences change when consuming products and services • Social influences in consumer behavior

Rebecca Hamilton
Prashant Malaviya

Prashant Malaviya

Professor and Vice Dean for Academic Programs

Consumer psychology • Advertising • New media effectiveness and branding • Marketing strategy • Social media • Consumer decision-making • Brand equity • Effect crisis communication has on a brand • Brand turn-around strategy • Consumer relations

Language skill: Hindi

Prashant Malaviya
Bill Noveli speaking with MBA students in Hariri Building atrium

William Novelli

Professor of the Practice Emeritus and Founder, Business for Impact

Nonprofit management • Social marketing • Corporate social responsibility • Public relations • Communications • Aging well

William Novelli
Charles Skuba

Charles Skuba

Professor Emeritus

International business • Global branding • Marketing strategies • Free trade agreements • U.S. international trade policy • Market development in India, China, and emerging markets • Foreign direct investment

Charles Skuba

Debora Thompson

Professor

Consumer behavior • Decision-making • Information processing • Attitude change • Decision difficulty • Consumer preference • Feature creep and fatigue • Comparative advertising

Debora Thompson
Luc Wathieu

Luc Wathieu

Professor

Marketing research • Consumer behavior • Pricing • Internet (e.g., daily deal websites) • Consumer Electronics • Online Commerce • Consumer Advocacy • Issues related to research in business

Luc Wathieu

Operations Faculty

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Vishal Agrawal

Henry J. Blommer Family Chair in Sustainable Business and Academic Director, Business of Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable operations • New product development • Supply chain management • Managerial challenges in business and the environment • Effect of consumer behavior on operations • Energy and sustainability

Vishal Agrawal
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Volodymr Babich

Professor

Problems at the interface of operations and finance • Strategic procurement • Supply chain management • Supply chain risk management • Operations • Finance • Stochastic modeling

Volodymr Babich
John Cui

Shiliang [John] Cui

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Supply chains • Global production trends • Service Operations • Queuing games • Inventory management • Waiting in line • E-commerce • Product development

Language Skill: Chinese

Shiliang [John] Cui
Robin Dillon-Merrill

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill

Professor

Decision and risk analysis • Natural disaster impact on decision-making • Impact of near-misses on decisions • Rational choice models • How people think and behave

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill
Ricardo Ernst

Ricardo Ernst

Baratta Chair in Global Business and Executive Director, Latin American Leadership Program

Global logistics • Supply chain management • Supplier-manufacturing-distribution linkages • Inventory control • Globalization • Competitiveness and governability • Free trade and Latin American markets

Language skill: Spanish

Ricardo Ernst
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Kasra Ferdows

Heisley Family Chair of Global Manufacturing

Global logistics • Global trends in manufacturing • International operations strategy • Outsourcing and off-shoring production • Strategic roles of domestic and international factories

Kasra Ferdows
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Jose-Luis Guerrero-Cusumano

Associate Professor

Benchmarking • Quality control • International standards • ISO 9000 certification procedures • Customer satisfaction • Quality in e-commerce

Language skills: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German

Victor Jose

Victor Richmond Jose

Professor

Decision • Risk analysis • Forecasts • Development of prescriptive models and tools that help managers make good decisions in uncertain environments • Probability elicitation, forecast verification, and expert combination of forecasts • Health • Supply chains • Homeland security

Victor Richmond Jose
Bardia Kamrad

Bardia Kamrad

Professor

Risk management • Decision-making problems in the face of uncertainty • Operational risk management issues • Related capital investment problems in operations • Inventory management • Pricing and forecasting • Risk management as a useful approach to economic development

Bardia Kamrad
Bonnie Montano

Bonnie Montano

Teaching Professor and Co-Academic Director, Georgetown Reach Program

Artificial intelligence • Decision support systems • Knowledge management • Information systems • College preparedness

Bonnie Montano
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Jonathan Stroud

Associate Professor

Statistical financial data • Bayesian statistics • State space models • MCMC particle filters • Finance Stochastic volatility • Spatio-temporal models • Data assimilation

Jonathan Stroud

Sezer Ulku

Professor and Academic Director, Global Business Experience

Operations strategy • Supply chain management • Outsourcing • New product development • Innovation private equity • Entrepreneurship

Sezer Ulku
Canan Ulu

Canan Ulu

Associate Professor

Bayesian learning in sequential decision problems • Decision-making under multiple criteria

Language Skill: Turkish

Canan Ulu
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Safak Yucel

Assistant Professor

The energy sector • Capacity investment in electricity and energy supply chains • Energy-related operations • Socially responsible supply chain management • Sustainability • The impact of governmental policies on investments in renewable and conventional energy sources

Safak Yucel

Strategy Faculty

Paul Almeida

Dean and William R. Berkley Chair and Professor

Innovation • Artificial intelligence • Machine learning • Global business education • International collaborations • Technology and knowledge management

Paul Almeida

Jasmina Chauvin

Assistant Professor

Firm performance in the United States and emerging markets • Strategic firm management

Jasmina Chauvin

Arthur Dong

Teaching Professor

U.S.-China trade relations • China economy • Business in China • Geopolitics • Global food and beverage industry • Infrastructure and transportation

Arthur Dong
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Larry Downes

Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Center for Business and Public Policy

Innovation • Regulation and antitrust • Internet Policy • Technology and innovation policy • Telecommunication and broadband • Net neutrality

Larry Downes
2 IBP students and a professor sitting and smilinng in a breakout room

J. Bradford Jensen

McCrane/Shaker Chair of International Business, Director, Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs, and Co-Academic Director, Master of Arts in International Business and Policy Program

International trade • Imports • Exports • The relationship between international trade and investment and firm performance • Offshoring • Outsourcing • Services trade • Trade and productivity growth • The relationship between increasing import competition on U.S. manufacturers • The impact of trade in services on the U.S. economy

J. Bradford Jensen

Lizhi Liu

Assistant Professor

E-commerce • Economic development (China) • Trade Regulation

Language skill: Chinese

Lizhi Liu
Jeff Macher

Jeffrey T. Macher

Professor

Microeconomics • Competitive strategy • The management of technology and innovation • Public policy • Vertical integration • Regulation • Semiconductors • Pharmaceuticals • Medical devices • Biotechnology

Jeffrey T. Macher
John Mayo

John Mayo

Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair in Business Administration and Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Regulation • Antitrust • Application of microeconomics to public policy • Regulatory and antitrust policy • Competition policy • Econometrics • Industrial organization • Monopolization • Price fixing • Telecommunications and electricity

John Mayo
Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Professor

Antitrust • Mergers • Industrial organization and finance • Price discrimination • Cartel enforcement • Contracts • Microeconomics • Pricing

Nathan Miller

Ferdinando Monte

Associate Professor

International economics • Economic geography • Firm organization • The impact of international trade on local labor markets and inequality • Models for the evaluation of local policies on local outcomes • Empirical analysis of firms’ reorganization and growth

Language skill: Italian

Ferdinando Monte
Dennis Quinn

Dennis Quinn

John J. Powers Jr. Professor in International Business

Business and public policy • Democratization and economic liberalization in emerging markets • Origins and consequences of international financial liberalization • Globalization • International political economy • Financial and manufacturing structures

Dennis Quinn

Pietra Rivoli

Professor

Social issues in international business • Globalization and China • Trade policy • International business • U.S.-China Trade relations • Corporate responsibility • Re-entry programs • Background checks

Pietra Rivoli
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Robert J. Shapiro

Fellow, Center for Business and Public Policy

Economics of growth and innovation • Globalization • Fiscal and monetary policy

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Stephen Weymouth

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor and Dewey Awad Fellow

International business • Political, legal, and social environment of business around the world • Interest groups • Policy change and reform • Globalization and elections • Digital globalization • Privacy laws • International economy • Tariffs

Stephen Weymouth