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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.

  • Bats Gets Its Stock Trading, Rebounding From Failed 2012 IPO

    “This time everything went smoothly and they’re off and running,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University in Washington. “This was a perfectly engineered IPO,” he added. “All the technology worked and they got a much higher valuation this time around.”


  • Scholar Says TPP Economic Studies Not Conclusive, Ask Wrong Question

    “Economics can only take us so far in this discussion and I don't think it actually takes us very far at all,” Pietra Rivoli, a professor of finance and international business at the Georgetown University's McDonough business school, said at a March 30 event on Capitol Hill organized by the school's Center for Business and Public Policy.


  • Kashkari Takes on Wall Street From Farm-Rich Fed Region

    "As a moderate, he may be offering some sort of aid and comfort to the notion of breaking up the banks," said Jim Angel, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.


  • 10 B-School Experts on How Bitcoin's Blockchain Will Transform Financial Services

    “The beauty of bitcoin is the blockchain — an open public ledger that creates a means of verifying transactions and ownership at very low cost,” agrees James Angel, professor of finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.


  • SEC Move Offers Hope on IEX Application

    “They [the SEC] listened to . . . commenters who said this issue was too important to be decided in the context of the IEX application,” said James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University. “This is a win for IEX. However, they are also delaying the IEX application while they finalise this, which is a lose for IEX.”


  • U.S. Exchanges: The ‘Speed Bump’ Battle

    It took Nasdaq, which set out in 1971 to disrupt the old system of floor trading, about five years to succeed with its exchange application. “It is generally a slow, painstaking process and many upstarts never make it through,” says James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University. “When the SEC grants an exchange license, they are putting their reputation on the line. They don’t want something at a new exchange to blow up and embarrass them.”


  • On Trade, Donald Trump Breaks With 200 Years of Economic Orthodoxy

    Pietra Rivoli, a finance professor at Georgetown University who explored the effect of increased globalization in her 2005 book, “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy,” said Mr. Trump might be finding a receptive audience in part because the United States had provided relatively little help to workers harmed by trade. “You have much more negative sentiment about trade in the U.S. than you do in pretty much any other wealthy country, and they’ve lost their T-shirt jobs, too,” Ms. Rivoli said. “What’s going on there is that in those countries, which are even more exposed to trade than we are, those countries have a bigger safety net.”


  • Overpricing of The OIL ETF Presents An Arbitrage Opportunity

    An article by James Angel, associate professor of finance: On January 26, 2016, Grizzly Bear published an insightful article pointing out a 12% arbitrage opportunity from the mispricing of the iPath GSCI Crude Oil Trust (NYSEARCA:OIL).