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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.

  • Give Budget Director Mick Mulvaney a Beer and He'll Tell You A Lot

    The Trump administration has also promised big economic growth. Backing off this plan to eliminate the debt could help with that. Rob Shapiro, of Georgetown University and the economic advisory firm Sonecon, said getting rid of the debt would require drastic spending cuts that would slow the economy. “When we spend money on defense, when we spend money on social security, on education — that money goes to companies or individuals who then spend it,” Shapiro said


  • Why China Remains North Korea’s Biggest Ally

    “China from a geopolitical point of view as well as geostrategic point of view see North Korea as sort of a buffer zone from the potential encroachment, in a sense, surrounding China by powers that are all aligned with the United States,” Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, told Newsweek Thursday. “That ring fence that’s sort of been built in the post-World War II period with American allies, starting with South Korea, then on Japan, then on to Taiwan and certainly places like Okinawa and the Philippines.


  • Top U.S. Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

    Reena Aggarwal, director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said that her school recently reached the tipping point of student interest to begin exploring ways of incorporating blockchain into its fintech program, which focuses on the nexus of business, policy and regulation. Georgetown also played host to the 2nd Annual DC Blockchain Summit in March, which was hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce.


  • Discussion: Impact of NAFTA on U.S. Trade

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  • Why Congress's Rejection of Proposed FCC Data Rules Will Not Affect Your Privacy In The Slightest

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director of the Center for Business and Public Policy: “The Internet is buzzing this week over a House vote Tuesday to permanently bar proposed FCC regulations regarding data collection and use first published in December from taking effect.”


  • Lessons from 'The Art of War' Ahead of Momentous Xi-Trump Summit

    An op-ed by Arthur Dong, teaching professor: “Cast in the spotlight of the media glare, the historic summit between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping will involve issues of strategic importance to the leaders of both nations. To get a better understanding of how the Chinese side will approach the dialog, one must reflect on the lessons from the ancients.”


  • The Tangled Web of Net Neutrality and Regulation

    An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: Net neutrality is a basic, but notoriously squishy, principle. It means that a broadband internet provider should not block, slow, or otherwise unfairly discriminate against any websites or online services. Despite being a simple idea, net neutrality has proven difficult to translate into U.S. policy. It sits uncomfortably at the intersection of highly technical internet architecture and equally complex principles of administrative law. Even the term “net neutrality” was coined not by an engineer but by a legal academic, in 2003.


  • Jason Brennan: Against Democracy

    A broadcast television documentary with Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor: The rise of the populists, the Brexit, Trump, Orban and Erdogan - all the evidence for a crisis of Western democracies? Well, says the American philosopher Jason Brennan - in fact, democracy is not in crisis, actually democracy is the problem.


  • OECD Sounds the Alarm on China's Soaring Corporate Debt

    An op-ed by Arthur Dong, teaching professor of strategy and economics: The recently released report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) titled “OECD Economic Surveys: China 2017 Report” paints an ominous picture of the threats facing China’s economy.


  • Liberals, Conservatives Have More in Common Than They Think

    An op-ed by Thomas Mulligan, postdoctoral fellow: “Our country is broken. This proposition is so uncontroversial nowadays that it is regarded not with a sense of shock or tragedy but as a banal fact. Many worry that we are beyond repair — too divided politically; too different in our views about morality and culture; too unwilling to compromise.”