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Finance 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.

  • Fed Poised for 3 Rate Hikes in 2017 Following Yellen's Capitol Hill Visit

    An op-ed by Sumit Agarwal is the William G. Droms Term Professor of Finance: “Since Janet Yellen became chair of the Federal Reserve, there have been significant improvements in the key macroeconomic indicators. The unemployment rate has dropped from 6.6 percent to 4.8 percent, the inflation rate is 2.1 percent and the stock market is up by nearly 30 percent.”

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  • A Simple, Just Fix to Voter Fraud: Take Fingerprints

    An op-ed by James Angel, associate professor of finance: “The specter of voter fraud hangs over our electoral process and undermines the legitimacy of our elected leaders. Partisans on one side see fraudsters cavorting with the communists under their beds. Partisans on the other side claim that there is no such thing because no one is in prison for it.”

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  • Trump Remains Antagonistic to Fed as Central Bank Convenes for Meeting

    A broadcast television interview with James Angel, finance professor: The Federal Reserve met for the first under Donald Trump's presidency. His criticisms of its work have raised fears about its independence. CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

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  • Who Will Protect Americans From Their Protectors?

    Speaking of supply chains: In her book “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy,” Georgetown University’s Pietra Rivoli recounts a conversation with a man from Shanghai who said that if she would come to China he would help her see various places involved in producing the inexpensive T-shirts exported to the United States. She would see where the yarn is spun, the fabric is knit and the shirts are sewn.”

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  • Nasdaq’s New CEO Adena Friedman Has a Big Job: Reimagining the Stock Exchange

    She was a key player in the 2005 acquisition of Instinet Group Inc.’s computerized trading division, a deal aimed at shoring up Nasdaq’s trading technology. While Mr. Greifeld shaped the vision for the deal, Ms. Friedman was one of his top lieutenants in implementing it and worked many late nights to make it happen, recalled John Jacobs, a former Nasdaq executive. Despite the pressure on Ms. Friedman, “I never saw her lose her cool,” said Mr. Jacobs, who is now a fellow at Georgetown University’s business school.

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  • Samsung Answers Burning Note 7 Questions, Vows Better Batteries

    The biggest task for Samsung this year will be regaining consumer trust, showing customers and potential customers that its devices are safe and that the company won't make the same mistakes again. Its top executives, speaking with CNET, said Samsung hoped the transparency would mark a good first step. "When companies do this right, on average 18 months is the time period for turning around a reputation," said Thomas Cooke, a professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. "Samsung is on the way to recovery. I think it can be done."

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  • MGM National Harbor Grand Opening

    Matthew Cypher, professor of real estate and Director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown’s McDonough School, talked about the MGM National Harbor grand opening.

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  • Morning Agenda: Davos Man vs. Trump, Samsung Leader Faces Arrest, Tax Time

    It’s complicated. The dire warnings over the economic fallout of a vote for Mr. Trump or in favor of Brexit have not come to pass. The underlying strength of the economy could be an argument for the benefits of globalization and free trade. “I think it has to do with safety nets and institutions that eliminate some of the costs associated with churn,” Pietra Rivoli, a professor at Georgetown University, said of the populist backlash of the past year. “What you have in the United States is a quite rational response to the failure of policy to deal with these dislocations.”

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