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OPIM 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.

  • Hogan Criticized for Deleted Facebook Comments

    “The rules are not explicit as to whether there are legal issues or something else,” said Betsy Sigman of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sigman said it’s accepted that most politicians manage comments on their public pages as they try to present the best image that they can on social media. That said, Sigman said concerns about whether or not comments on social media sites should be treated as public records have come up before and could one day end up in the courts.


  • The Effects of Tariffs on Cars

    A broadcast television interview with Ricardo Ernst, professor of operations: Trump threatens to impose tariffs on automakers with production outside the United States. What effects can these tariffs have on the price of cars? We analyze it.


  • Myths And Realities Of Protectionism And Globalization

    We decipher their myths and the realities of these two key influential points for companies and governments behind what happened at the World Economic Forum and the main challenges ahead of the new government of Donald Trump with Ricardo Ernst, a professor at the University of Georgetown.


  • The Challenges for the Region After Trump's Business Agenda

    Ricardo Ernst, director of the Global Business Initiative and professor of operations, speaks with CNN En Español about Trump’s business agenda.


  • Social Media Declared LAX Had An Active Shooter -- It Didn't

    "We’ve just become more and more mobile, almost everyone traveling has their cell phone," said Betsy Page Sigman, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, who specializes in social media and information systems. "We’ve become trained lately to pay attention to the latest thing on the news. We just had the airport attack in Turkey two months ago and [scare in] JFK. People are on edge, and they’re checking the news."


  • As Rio 2016 Kicks Into Full Gear, Can The Surging Bovespa Receive An Olympic-Inspired Bump?

    “What is unusual about Brazil is the fact that the stock market has done as well as it has in the months leading up to the Olympics. I think quite frankly it’s because of the political environment in Brazil,” said James P. Moore, Jr., managing director of the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Ricardo Ernst, professor and director of the Global Business Initiative at McDonough, believes that local Brazilian companies are making a smart investment by sponsoring the Olympics at the same intensity as some of the aforementioned global brands. “You are playing in the field at a par with Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, automatically you globalize your brand. You’re going to be broadcasted on the same level as all these companies,” Ernst said.