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Strategy, Economics, Ethics & Public Policy 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.

  • TPP and TIPP trade deals likely ‘dead’ after Donald Trump’s election — but for how long?

    Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, told The Independent that all multi-lateral trade deals that fall across economic and geopolitical fault lines will be called into question under president Trump. "As to whether it’s a permanent nail in the coffin, that’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out," he said.


  • How CEOs are responding to Donald Trump's win

    Some CEOs or corporate officials who have spoken out have seen calls for boycotts of their brands on social media. "They're clearly not as vocal, and in many cases are laying low and waiting to see what really is generated through the Republican-controlled Congress," says Thomas Cooke, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.


  • Investing in America’s communications infrastructure

    An article by Anna-Maria Kovacs: President-elect Trump has promised to lower taxes and strengthen America’s infrastructure. To fulfill that dual commitment, private investment is essential. It is particularly crucial for the communications industry on which most of the U.S. economy now relies. Thus, one of the new administration’s most important economic tasks will be to ensure that the right incentives are in place to encourage investment in America’s broadband infrastructure.


  • Why Parliament Won’t Stop Brexit

    An op-ed by James P. Moore, Jr.: Divorces are messy things, particularly once the decision is made and reality sets in that things may not be so straightforward. This is exactly what the United Kingdom faces as it plans and negotiates its separation from the E.U. following the Brexit vote. To complicate matters further, the U.K.’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that Parliament must give approval before secession can commence.


  • The Problem with Our Government is Democracy

    An op-ed by Jason Brennan: Many are scratching their heads: How can someone like Donald Trump win the presidency? To win elections, politicians must push policies that appeal to voters. But most voters are systematically misinformed about the basic facts relevant to elections, and many advocate policies they would reject if they were better informed. We get low-quality government because voters have little idea what they’re doing.


  • Hands-On Ethics Education

    An op-ed by Michael Douma, director of the George­town Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics: Good people, placed in difficult situations, can act unethically. That’s why a grounding in ethics is so important for today’s business students. At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C., we not only have developed an ethics program that helps students work through difficult dilemmas, we have designed a workshop where we teach the basics of our program to professors at other schools who want to revamp their own courses.


  • Whole Foods Is the Latest Company to Drop This Unusual CEO Arrangement

    "You need clarity, and clearly if you’re [struggling] what you don’t need is mixed signals coming out of the C-suite," said David Heenan, a visiting professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business who wrote a book about co-leadership with the late leadership sage Warren Bennis.


  • Google and Facebook Contribute Zero Economic Value. That’s a Big Problem for Trade.

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, a project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: How much value do free online services contribute to the U.S. economy? Ask any user of Google, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, and the answer would most likely be, “A lot.” But according to every statistic created by the U.S. government, the answer is actually zero.