Media Mentions

Guided by the mission of impacting practice and informing debate, Georgetown McDonough faculty and staff regularly lend their thought leadership to the press. Additionally, students often share their advice and experiences to educate others about the McDonough community and how they are making an impact on the world.

The Bear Without ‘Bull’

December 3rd, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “There is often a strong desire for partisanship both in our domestic and global thinking. Russia keeps being framed as our most vile adversary. Such thinking has much historic background. Of particular worry has been competition in technology ― one can still recall the Russian leadership reputation effects of the space launches of Sputnik, the electric ball, and Laika, the space dog. It took the successful North Pole transit of the U.S. submarine Nautilus to re-declare the American advantage.”

Black Friday And Waiting In Lines

November 29th, 2019

A recent Georgetown University study by business professors John Cui and Sezer Ulku found that the longer the line, the more money you’re likely to spend.

Big Tech Investigation Focused On Abuse Of Data, DOJ Antitrust Chief Says

November 26th, 2019

A specific example of potentially problematic behavior by a big tech company that could catch Delrahim’s eye could be that “Facebook refused to give [relevant data] to application providers that Facebook thought to be rivals,” said Hal Singer, an antitrust expert and Georgetown University adjunct professor.

Apple Card? Google Checking Account? Why Big Tech Wants To Be Your Banker

November 26th, 2019

“Imagine your personal financial assistant, who basically keeps track of your spending but also integrates with other information on your life,” says James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Because it knows your location, it can tell what store you’re in, guess what you’ll buy, and alert you to places that sell it cheaper. Or it might warn you not to enter a particular store because your bank account is particularly low.

The Catholic Church Takes Lessons From Business Management

November 24th, 2019

The teaching in Rome is provided by Le Moyne College, a private Jesuit college in upstate New York, and two Jesuit business schools: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC and Barcelona’s Esade Business School. The programme is designed for anyone with a leadership position in the Catholic Church, not just Jesuits. Running a course for senior religious leaders is a first for the management professors from McDonough. But Paul Almeida, the school’s dean, says the curriculum for the school’s core MBA program has long revolved around teaching about having a greater purpose in one’s work. Subscription required.

Use This Simple Psychological Trick If Productivity Culture Has Made It Impossible For You To Relax

November 22nd, 2019

Over the course of several studies, our research with Georgetown professor Neeru Paharia found that the majority of Americans today consider being busy a status symbol. When asked to review hypothetical descriptions of people, Facebook posts, and letters from friends, subjects consistently associated indications of busyness with being more competent and ambitious, more sought-after in the job market, and having greater wealth and social status. This thinking seems to be culturally dependent, however, as a group of Italians we tested held a more traditional view linking leisure and free time with higher status.

Meet DC Inno’s 2019 50 On Fire Inno Blazer Winners

November 22nd, 2019

Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s rebranding has come on the back of one of its most successful years yet. It opened a new Venture Lab in WeWork Metropolitan Ave., doubled its team’s size, added new pitch competitions with record prizes and graduated the inaugural class of its Pivot Program for formerly incarcerated Washingtonians. To top it off, Georgetown’s MBA entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 3 globally for “exceptional entrepreneurial skills” and “most creative graduates.”

Georgetown McDonough Class Of 2019 Reports Continued Success

November 20th, 2019

“We are proud of our latest career successes beyond our record salary placements,” said Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of McDonough Career Services. “The true ROI of the McDonough MBA is that it prepares our graduates for a lifetime of success, providing them the knowledge, tools, and network to make a difference for years to come.”

Report: Number Of Women CEOs Declines, And Personal Misconduct Leads To Record CEO Firings

November 20th, 2019

“A buoyant market environment and quality leadership development programs are likely key contributing factors to the lengthening of CEO tenure and the overwhelming elevation of insiders to the CEO position,” said Jason Schloetzer, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a co-author of the report.

Community Projects Are A Win-Win For EMBA Students And Society

November 18th, 2019

Sachin Nagrani, who recently graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC, went to Colombia to help former Farc rebels market their coffee to global supply chains. Working with coffee farmers might seem unrelated to Nagrani’s current role at a digital healthcare start-up, but he took away important lessons about being attuned to business problems — a skill he applies to his new venture. “We learnt from them that the ideas we might get from textbooks may not be executable, given other constraints,” he says.

The Heat: RCEP Trade Deal

November 18th, 2019

It’s called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP. It includes 10 ASEAN countries and five of its major trading partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Together, the fifteen countries aim to create a massive trading bloc covering a third of the world’s gross domestic product. Until recently, India was expected to sign onto the deal. But, Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew, saying the pact would hurt its farmers, businesses and consumers. With or without India, the deal is expected to be signed next year. To discuss all of this: Atul Aneja is the China Associate Editor for the Indian daily newspaper, The Hindu. Arthur Dong is a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Saruhan Hatipoglu is CGTN’s Global Economics Analyst and the CEO of BERI. Steve Keen is a distinguished research fellow with University College London and author of “Debunking Economics.”

Sanders’s Tax Would Hit Small Investors

November 17th, 2019

The economic case against the tax is persuasive, too. According to a study of Mr. Sanders’s proposed FTT by Georgetown economist James Angel, the tax could reduce retirement savings by as much as 8.5% over a typical worker’s lifetime. These significant losses for ordinary investors may be one reason why the Obama administration’s economic team, which considered proposing its own FTT, ultimately decided against it.

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You Can Now Test Your Implicit Bias At Business School

November 16th, 2019

Log on to a computer. Take a test. Different faces come up on the screen. You distinguish the old from the young. That’s Harvard’s Implicit Association Test (IAT) and that’s how MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business test out their implicit bias in one of their very first classes at the school.

Become A Speechwriter And Reduce Stage Fright

November 13th, 2019

There, article author, Sarah Gershman, speaker coach and professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, describes how several independent research studies have shown that the actions we do to be generous to others, called altruism, help us experience lower levels of stress and anxiety. When we do things in order to be good to others, we are thus rewarded by ourselves getting better emotional and mental health.

How Change Happens: Why Do Some Social Movements Succeed and Others Fail?

November 12th, 2019

What does (and doesn’t) work in building the better world we dream about? Why do some movements for social change succeed while others fizzle or even fail? For considering these questions, one of the most helpful resources I have found recently is the book How Change Happens by Leslie Crutchfield. She is the executive director of Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative. She and her team have researched some of the major recent movements for social change in the United States to find common patterns.

Georgetown MBA Grads Set Another Pay Record

November 12th, 2019

“With a tailored approach to the search process, the MBA Career Center strives to deliver on each student’s individual goals for earning their MBA,” says Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of McDonough Career Services, in a news release from the school. “Building from our recent Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of having the best-trained graduates in the world, we expect to continue to match the best talent to highly sought-after employers.”

New Generations Handling Wealth In Very Different Ways, Federal News Network (November 11, 2019)

November 11th, 2019

While entrepreneurship is on the rise, and is more often being considered as a go-to for people hoping to ensure their family’s comfort and help the world, it can be incredibly difficult and stressful to understand what to actually do with money once you have it. To learn more about how entrepreneurs should save and spend their money, we spoke with William Finnerty, managing director and private wealth manager at UBS Private Wealth.

Why Alabama And Mississippi Have Suddenly Gone In Opposite Directions

November 9th, 2019

Our approach to Labor Department data was similar to that used by economists Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth at Georgetown University to analyze how trade and unemployment shape presidential elections. They found rising unemployment and increasing vulnerability to trade in an area hurt incumbent presidential candidates.

Georgetown’s Dahiya: College Endowments Have Terrible Returns

November 5th, 2019

That was the stunning finding of a paper by Poets&Quants’ Professor of the Week, Sandeep Dahiya of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, along with David Yermack of New York University Stern School of Business. Their working paper, “Investment Returns and Distribution Policies of Non-Profit Endowment Funds,” was published in May by the European Corporate Governance Institute.

In Defense Of Basic Economy: Yes, It’s A Good Deal

November 5th, 2019

Rebecca Hamilton, a marketing professor at Georgetown University, said people don’t perceive Basic Economy as cheaper when they’ve already paid their airfare but then have to whip out their credit card again and again to buy headphones or check bags.

Even For Whistleblowers, Silence Is Golden

November 2nd, 2019

“People are often too quick on the trigger. Unless your office is literally on fire, I think it makes sense to slow down a little bit and start gathering the facts,” said Thomas M. Tripp of Washington State University. Tripp coauthored the article with Jeroen Stouten of KU Leuven University, Robert J. Bies of Georgetown University, and David De Cremer of the University of Cambridge and National University of Singapore.

Scholarship To Honor Professor John Dealy’s Commitment To Gender Equity In The Technology Industry – Georgetown McDonough School Of Business

November 1st, 2019

This month, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business established the Dealy Scholarship, a merit-based award for students who exemplify the values of gender equality in technology, finance, consulting, or other business fields. Prashant Malaviya, Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs at McDonough, says, “Gender equity is important to the future of business—whether in an MBA program or a corporate boardroom, there is tremendous value in diversity and inclusion … We are excited to begin awarding the Dealy scholarship to individuals who show [this] commitment.”

It’s Not The Women, It’s The Workplace

October 31st, 2019

As Catherine Tinsley and Robin Ely write in the Harvard Business Review, “on average, the sexes are far more similar in their inclinations, attitudes, and skills than popular opinion would have us believe. There are “sex differences in various settings, including the workplace—but those differences are not rooted in fixed gender traits. Rather, they stem from organizational structures, company practices, and patterns of interaction that position men and women differently, creating systematically different experiences for them.”

How An MBA Can Further A Career In Social Impact

October 31st, 2019

Tory Paez (MBA‘20) entered business school with a desire to combine her consulting experience with her passion for social impact. Throughout her time at Georgetown, she has pursued classes, experiences and projects that have furthered her passion for a career in social impact, and the skills needed to be successful. She shared how she is using her MBA to build the skills she needs for a successful career in social impact, and how her time at Georgetown is helping her achieve that goal.

What Is A Certified Regulatory And Compliance Professional (CRCP)?

October 29th, 2019

To get the CRCP, candidates must complete two weeks of course work through the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. They will work with world-renowned professors from the McDonough School of Business and Law and with experienced industry practitioners and regulators. In addition to the two weeks, professionals must complete pre-course reading and casework.

FT Masters In Management Ranking 2019: Analysis

October 27th, 2019

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC this year launched its first MiM, designing a curriculum with a focus on technology and innovation. The first cohort of 31 students started the 11-month program in July. Evelyn Williams, the course’s academic director, says the course was created because the school identified a need for students with bachelors degrees to learn the language of business in order to bridge the gap between school and the world of work.

Shareholders Versus Stakeholders: The Case of Nutella

October 23rd, 2019

“Social progress and business success are compatible.” A number of years ago, that statement by Georgetown University School of Business Professor Ricardo Ernst may not have been accepted by many business leaders, who have often been criticized for their unflagging focus on “money, money, money.”

Episode 59: Location? Location… Location! Where Is Your B-school And Does It Matter?

October 23rd, 2019

In this MBA podcast episode, we welcome special guest Shelly Heinrich, the associate dean of MBA admissions and director of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Heinrich leads the MBA Admissions team in both its marketing and operational strategy to build awareness, recruit, yield, and retain the Full-time and Flex MBA programs. She also develops the integrated marketing strategy for the team and manages the internal marketing team and external marketing firm in the execution of its initiatives.

Should There Even Be A Market Data “Debate?”

October 23rd, 2019

Jim Angel, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University the market data issue is extremely thorny and will likely be debated for some time. “We have been arguing over market data for over a century, and we will continue to argue over it for the next century,” Angel said. “Data is the new oil. Good data are essential for fair and orderly markets. The problem is how we define property rights in data. Right now, we have nationalized the top of book and last sale into Stalinist collectives known as NMS plans. We clearly need to improve the governance there.”

The Douglas Dynasty

October 22nd, 2019

Talib Shakir, Pivot Program fellow, appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer in a series, The Douglas Dynasty, about Cameron Douglas and surviving prison.

3 Steps To Prevent Employee Turnover

October 21st, 2019

Professors Brooks Holtom of Georgetown University and David Allen of Texas Christian University recently developed an index to measure turnover propensity. According to Holtom and Allen’s research, there are two primary drivers behind employee turnover: turnover shocks and low job embeddedness. Turnover shocks are incited by events such as marriage or a change of leadership that cause workers to re-evaluate whether or not they should remain at the company. Job embeddedness, on the other hand, relates to how strongly connected workers feel to the workplace. Job embeddedness tends to plateau when workers lack deep social ties in the workplace.

Can Uber And Lyft Survive If California’s Worker Protections Go Nationwide?

October 18th, 2019

“Right now they are both in the mode of ‘let’s capture market share,’ and the bottom line is less important than capturing revenue and market-share growth, but once you become a public company and you have to release your earnings every quarter, people will be very closely monitoring your earnings,” Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business told MarketWatch in May, regarding to the companies initial public offerings. “There is going to be a lot of focus on that. They will have to raise prices, because of the pressures.”

Georgetown Names Its Next Cohort Of Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

October 17th, 2019

“Georgetown Entrepreneurship has announced its ninth annual cohort of entrepreneurs-in-residence, with the addition of an expert-in-residence. The initiative is a part of the university’s McDonough School of Business and acts as a liaison between students with biz goals and the real world of entrepreneurship.”

50 Business School Deans Supporting Immigration Reform

October 15th, 2019

Some 50 business school deans have signed on to an Oct. 15th letter addressed to President Donald Trump and other leaders in Washington, D.C, to make it easier for skilled immigrants to come to the U.S. and stay here through work visas. All 50 agree with a newly released white paper that current anti-immigration rhetoric and policies are harming the long-term competitiveness of the U.S….Here are the 50 deans who signed the statement…Paul Almeida, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

The T-Mobile / Sprint Merger Should Be Stopped, Say Antitrust Experts

October 10th, 2019

Hal Singer, an economist at Georgetown University and one of the authors of the paper, says he thinks there is a strong case for blocking the deal. “What is so remarkable about this case is that DOJ’s complaint doesn’t pull any punches on the competitive harms” of reducing the number of carriers from four to three, Singer says. “That puts a huge burden on the DOJ’s settlement” to prove the complicated requirements on T-Mobile and Dish will actually preserve competition.

The Myth Of Deglobalization

October 9th, 2019

An op-ed by Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business and director, Global Business Initiative: The Economist Michael O’Sullivan argues in his new book “The Leveling: What’s Next After Globalization” that globalization is dead. As long-standing scholars of globalization and competitiveness, our response to that alleged demise was uttered most appropriately 122 years ago by American writer and humorist Mark Twain, who exclaimed: “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Symposium Aims To Help Nonprofits Improve

October 8th, 2019

The symposium’s keynote speaker will be Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Crutchfield is a senior adviser for the consulting firm FSG and co-authored the book “Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits.”

Los Angeles Could Ban All E-Cigarettes And Vaping Devices

October 8th, 2019

“We really did get the rates down pretty low, and then this e-cigarette thing happened and it all kind of blew up again,” said Gael O’Sullivan, an expert in health marketing at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “As unfortunate as these illnesses or deaths are, it’s a tipping point where it really is a public health emergency.”

4 Tips for Building a Unique Personal Brand

October 7th, 2019

An op-ed by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence, Georgetown Entrepreneurship: “For entrepreneurs, especially young entrepreneurs, there’s no buzzier buzz word than “personal branding.” You’re starting a company, you don’t have much in the way of a conventional advertising or marketing budget, and there’s the social media you grew up on just waiting to be leveraged, for free, to get the word out about your new product or service.”

Is The NCAA’s Abusive Wage Cartel Finally Going Down?

October 4th, 2019

An op-ed by Hal Singer, adjunct professor: “In late September, an advocate for college athletes told a federal antitrust workshop that by ensuring that collegiate players who make millions for their schools don’t get paid a penny above tuition, room, and board, the NCAA is operating nothing less than a wage-setting cartel.”

Washingtonian Tech Titans

October 2nd, 2019

Melissa Bradley, managing partner, 1863 Ventures, and adjunct professor, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University: In late 2018, 1863 Ventures was created out of Bradley’s earlier effort called Project 500. That previous business accelerator helped 527 minority entrepreneurs get their companies under way. Like Project 500, 1863 Ventures is aimed at helping “new majority” businesses in the region, but its broader goal is far loftier: to create $100 billion of new wealth for new-majority entrepreneurs by helping them found, fund, and successfully expand their companies.

Investors Flee ‘Trifecta Of Woe’ For Stocks

October 2nd, 2019

None of this really surprises Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the chairman of Sonecon, a Washington, D.C., economic advisory firm. Subscription required.

The Bias That Can Cause Catastrophe

October 2nd, 2019

Catherine Tinsley, at Georgetown University, has found a similar pattern in people’s responses to natural disasters like hurricanes. If someone weathers one storm unscathed, they become less likely to purchase flood insurance before the next disaster, for instance.

What Is Portion Balance?

October 1st, 2019

You’ve heard of portion “control,” but what do you know about portion “balance?” Stephanie Ho has the story [with] Diane Ty, Portion Balance Coalition leader [of Business for Impact, and] Stephenie Fu, CNPP.

4 Quick Questions With Matthew Cypher

September 30th, 2019

Matthew Cypher is the director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. During his time at Georgetown, he has created numerous experiential learning opportunities for students. Prior to joining Georgetown, Cypher was the director of underwriting at Invesco Real Estate and a member of the firm’s investment committee and investment strategy group.

How Impeachment Probe May Impact Markets

September 26th, 2019

Robert J. Shapiro, senior fellow at the Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy, joins Akiko Fujita on ‘The Ticker’ to discuss how President Trump’s impeachment probe may impact markets.

What Science Tells Us About The Psychology Of Whistleblowers

September 26th, 2019

This insight comes from research conducted by Marcia Miceli and Janet Near, who examined data from individuals who reported wrongdoing in governmental organizations through the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Generally speaking, they found that whistleblowing tended to coincide with higher tenure and rank within an organization.

To Survive, Faraday Future Really Needs Investors To Buy Its Dream

September 24th, 2019

“It’s probably a little late,” said Rohan Williamson, professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, about FF’s prospects. “The vehicle is nice. They have a unique approach. But I’m not sure if enough investors can get enough capital to get it done to go to the mass production model, which is at least three or four years down the road.”

The Secret To Trade Policy Success

September 24th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “University teaching is again in session. As in past summer and fall semesters I teach international business at both Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and at Kent University in Canterbury, U.K.”

IPO Delays: Why Unicorns Push Back Public Debuts

September 24th, 2019

“That’s why Google went public when they did,” says John Jacobs, executive director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy. “The thing that forced Google to go public didn’t force Uber and those guys to go public. So a lot of these companies are delayed in the private market much, much longer.”

WeWork Gets Two New CEOs: “This Is Artie. He’s The Adult In The Room”

September 24th, 2019

Artie Minson, according to a person familiar with the company, is a polished executive who represents a “sober choice” for WeWork. Minson studied accounting at Georgetown University and earned his master’s in business administration from Columbia Business School. As an accountant, he worked at Ernst & Young before starting work in the media industry.

New MBA Program Announces Fellowships In Entrepreneurship And Fintech

September 20th, 2019

Georgetown McDonough has announced two new fellowships that will continue to push the school’s MBA grads to the top of their fields. The school will welcome its first entrepreneurship fellowships this fall, and the inaugural recipient of the fintech fellowship will arrive in 2020.

Celebrity Chef And Coronado Resident Melissa D’Arabian Authors Book On Faith And Food, Coronado Island News (September 20, 2019)

September 20th, 2019

[Melissa] D’Arabian described her decision to attend Georgetown University to pursue her MBA. “I was in my junior year of college when Mom passed away and she is buried in Rockville, Maryland. I wanted to be near her and still establish my own identity. At Georgetown I could be close to Mom. At the same time, I wanted to be in international business, be an acquisition attorney, and Georgetown has a good law school which teaches global thinking and Washington is an international city. I was 21 when I graduated from college and 22 when I went to business school. I just wanted to be near her. Of course that’s the 50-year-old me looking back at me when I was 20.”

Looking For Female CEOs? Consider Board Service As A Qualifier

September 20th, 2019

Women’s board involvement “is a way of breaking this logjam” in the CEO pipeline, said Catherine H. Tinsley, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and faculty director of the university’s Womens Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. They are the authors of the Georgetown University study.

Starting Up In Washington D.C.: Where Amazon, Cupcakes, And (Haunted) Business Incubators Collide

September 20th, 2019

“Home to grocery app Basket and stock media startup Storyblocks, Arlington, Virginia, boasts low tax rates and Amazon’s coming HQ2 to stoke a warm entrepreneurial scene”, says Jeff Reid, founding director of Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. Serial entrepreneur Melissa Bradley is an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s business school and founder and managing partner of 1863 Ventures, an early-stage accelerator that helps individuals in historically marginalized groups scale their businesses.

DC’s 2019 Inno Under 25

September 18th, 2019

Zach Oschin’s business Elenas, a social commerce startup for Latin America, has enabled tens of thousands of women across Colombia to build an online store and earn extra income. The company is taking on the direct sales market by connecting lifestyle brands with a network of ambassadors to promote and sell products over WhatsApp and social media. Elenas has raised over $1 million in seed funding and is backed by Polymath Ventures, Alpha4 Ventures and the Georgetown Angel Investors Network. It was a TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America finalist, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge winner and top undergraduate prize winner at the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Competition. Danya Sherman is an entrepreneur passionate about combining human rights and technology. She is the founder, CEO and inventor of KnoNap, a cocktail napkin that is capable of detecting the presence of illicit drugs in a beverage. Sherman has participated in entrepreneurial fellowship programs including Target Incubator, Halcyon House, Future Founders and Kairos. She also served as an American representative at the 2019 G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in Buenos Aires, and the 2019 Global Entrepreneur Summit in the Hague. Not to mention, KnoNap earned first place in the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2019 i-List Awards.

Employer Funding For MBAs: Myth Or Reality?

September 17th, 2019

But sponsorship can limit career opportunities post-graduation, and signing a lengthy employment contract is a downside for students who want to try their hand in a new industry or function, says Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Pursuing an MBA opens the doors to many different opportunities. If you decide to pursue them, you may have to repay your sponsored tuition,” she says. It is important to understand these terms prior to signing a contract and to weigh your options, she says.

Chamber Of Commerce Argues Against Democratic Proposals For Financial Transaction Taxes

September 16th, 2019

The group’s paper, which was written by Georgetown University finance professor James Angel, argues that the tax would directly and indirectly be paid by ordinary investors, such as retirees and those saving for college, rather than by Wall Street. The paper estimated that under Sanders’s proposal, the average individual retirement account investor would have about $20,000 less when they retire.

Crowdsourcing Is Helping Hollywood Reduce The Risk of Movie-Making

September 16th, 2019

One way that movie producers have found to do that is something called The Black List, an annual compilation of promising scripts recommended by anonymous Hollywood insiders. In a new working paper, Judgement Aggregation in Creative Production: Evidence from the Movie Industry (pdf), Luo and her two co-authors—Jeffrey Macher of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Michael Wahlen of MIT Sloan—examine whether such “wisdom of the crowd” can beat the odds in predicting a blockbuster at a higher rate than the gut of an individual producer.

WeWork Announces Changes To Its Governance

September 13th, 2019

WeWork outlined sweeping changes in its governance ahead of its trading debut towards the end of September. Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick reports. John Jacobs, Georgetown Center Executive Director for Financial Markets and Policy, joins Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro, and Pras Subramanian to further discuss.

New Research Shows The Career Path To CEO Is Different For Women

September 12th, 2019

This doesn’t prove that board experience was the reason the women were hired as CEOs. But the researchers think there’s a strong case for correlation. “First, as board members these women get into the executive network, thus when companies are looking to create a candidate pool for an outside CEO appointment, these women’s names are more likely to be surfaced than if they had not been part of the board network,” Catherine H. Tinsley, a management professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, tells Quartz. “Second, board service gives these women opportunities to show their skills and leadership abilities to people outside their own firm.”

Antitrust Experts Say DOJ Probe Of Auto Deal Appears Aimed At Intimidation, Inside EPA/Climate (September 11, 2019)

September 11th, 2019

DOJ’s theory that the California-industry agreement will reduce consumer choice in violation of antitrust laws is a “complete falsehood,” Hal Singer, an economist who is the managing director of Econ One Research and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, tells Inside EPA, citing the core structure of the auto GHG requirements.

This Algorithm Can Predict When Workers Are About To Quit—Here’s How

September 10th, 2019

In a recent article for Harvard Business Review, Professors Brooks Holtom of Georgetown University and David Allen of Texas Christian University describe the results of their latest research. Using big data and machine-learning algorithms, the two developed a real-time indicator to measure two main indicators that an employee is about to quit.

A $5 Billion Fine Won’t Fix Facebook. Here’s What Would.

September 10th, 2019

“It’s so embedded in the culture that just by changing one leader or changing one rule is not going to do it,” said Robert Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University. “It is embedded in how we think and how we look at the world.” “If you want to deter, if you want to reduce criminal wrongdoing in corporations, then you would go after individual members of corporations much more vigorously and put a couple of individuals in jail for what they did wrong,” said John Hasnas, a law professor at Georgetown University.”

DMV Spotlight On 9.8.2019 On The Georgetown Pivot Program

September 4th, 2019

DMV Spotlight on 9.8.2019 is highlighting the Georgetown Pivot Program that allows formerly incarcerated DC residents to be chosen for a Georgetown fellowship to earn a non-credit bearing certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship. Guest Pietra Rivoli, Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Executive Director of the Georgetown Pivot Program explained the partnership with the DC government to provide former inmates to provide employment readiness skills. Rivoli explained the program is narrow and focused with 15 graduates in the inaugural graduating class. Rivoli also discussed the support from Georgetown alumni and the business community to provide internships for the fellows in the Georgetown Pivot Program.

What Risks Lie Ahead For Johnson & Johnson After $572M Opioid Ruling?

August 29th, 2019

“Right now the brand is in the midst of a crisis, and their strategy in the past has been to deny” liability, said Peter Jaworski, an associate teaching professor who teaches ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “They might need to take a second look at that.”

Arthur Dong Gives His Thoughts On The G-7 Summit

August 27th, 2019

For more on the G-7 Summit, its outcomes and the state of the global community, CGTN’s Asieh Namdar spoke with Professor Arthur Dong from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Oklahoma Opioid Ruling Gives ‘Green Light’ For Other Lawsuits

August 27th, 2019

“But the amount of the award should be considered secondary,” said Thomas Cooke, a business professor at Georgetown University in Washington. “This is a green light for cases that are pending” that rely on the public-nuisance theory, including the more than 2,000 consolidated before a federal judge in Cleveland, he said.

A New Nutrition Group Aims To Erase The Link Between Value And Massive Portions

August 25th, 2019

“The solution here can’t be solved by one sector alone, we’d all be talking past each other,” says Ty, who works at Georgetown University’s business school as the coalition’s project director. The group’s diversity makes it uniquely powerful among previous efforts; it’s also a powder keg. Still, members of the coalition think it’s worth a shot.

Will The Coming Recession Cause A Boom In MBA Apps? Don’t Bet On It

August 25th, 2019

“Those alternatives to the full-time MBA tend to have a significantly lower price point than the traditional two-year, on-campus MBA program that is the bread and butter of U.S. business schools,” points out Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean of MBA programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business….It’s also possible that a recession won’t do much to help international application volume. McDonough’s Malaviya says there is another external factor that could prevent applications from rebounding so heavily. “International students now have reasonable MBA program options outside of the United States,” says Malaviya. “Even though most applicants agree that the best place to receive a business education is the United States, the significantly lower costs of completing a good quality MBA at an Asian or European school has become increasingly attractive.”

TotalMarkets Podcast

August 22nd, 2019

On our second podcast, James “Jim” Angel, an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, joined Phil to discuss the state of market structure and regulation, the Access Fee Pilot, market data and how markets could be better.

Wise Beyond His Years

August 21st, 2019

Kuran Malhotra gets a lot of questions from his friends about financial issues. But as the CEO of the largest entirely student-run credit union, Malhotra has much more insight into the financial world than most 20-year-olds. The senior at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business says he doesn’t mind fielding his friends’ questions because he’s passionate about all forms of financial literacy. “I’m always happy to help out,” he says. “Financial literacy isn’t zero-sum, and you don’t gain anything by not sharing what you know. The more you share, the better off everyone becomes.”

Better Ways To Predict Who’s Going To Quit

August 19th, 2019

An article by Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean and professor of management: “Companies know that employee turnover is expensive and disruptive. And they know that retaining their best and brightest employees helps them not only save money but also preserve competitive advantages and protect intellectual capital.”

Admissions Director Q&A: Shelly Heinrich of Georgetown McDonough

August 19th, 2019

“You do an MBA because you want the ROI; you ultimately want to gain your ideal career,” says Shelly Heinrich, the associate dean of MBA admissions and director of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She joins us for our ongoing series, Admissions Director Q&A, to reveal how the Georgetown MBA delivers on that investment—and how you can be successful in the application process.

5 Things To Watch For As You Read WeWork’s IPO Filing

August 14th, 2019

As what may become the second-largest IPO this year behind much-plagued Uber, Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance and director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University, believes WeWork needs to avoid Uber’s prospectus’ mistakes.