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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.

  • Among N.F.L. Coaches, a Lack of Diversity Trickles Up

    The study, released by professors from Georgetown, George Washington, Emory and Iowa State universities, looked at the careers of more 1,200 N.F.L. coaches from 1985 to 2012 and found that black coaches consistently moved more slowly up the ranks than their white counterparts, despite roughly equal performance and skill sets. Christopher Rider, the lead author of the study and an assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, said that the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship, which the N.F.L. established nearly 30 years ago, had been effective at giving young coaches experience.


  • Minority Coaches in the NFL

    Chris Rider, assistant professor of strategy, appeared on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” to discuss his research on minority coaches in the NFL.


  • China Currency Drop Will Spur Capital Flight, Fall In Asset Values, Business Scholar Says

    The fall in the value of China’s currency to five-year lows as 2016 opens is going to lead to “significant capital flight and with that, an overall decline in asset values,” according to Arthur Dong, a teaching professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. I exchanged with Dong this morning about the fallout from China’s markets chaos this week.


  • New Study Exposes the NFL's Real Coaching Diversity Crisis

    According to new research from professors at Georgetown, George Washington, Emory and Iowa State University, white position coaches and assistants in the NFL are more than twice as likely to be promoted to coordinator than their black counterparts, regardless of their performance, experience or coaching background. One of the study's co-authors, Christopher I. Rider, says he was surprised by the magnitude of the "white coach effect" among aspiring coordinators, who aren't subject to the Rooney Rule. "Just focusing at the top is unlikely to effect much change," says Rider, an assistant professor at Georgetown.


  • Will the Cloud Be Balkanized?

    “In large part this is a product of the Snowden revelations,“ says J. Bradford Jensen of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The Snowden stuff and [the European Court of Justice] ruling are going to make cloud adoption more difficult, and it’s a damn shame.”


  • Why Your Internet Isn't as Free as You Think

    USTelecom says it has no comment at this time. But Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy (GCBPP), an economic policy think tank, certainly thinks the case has merit. He says the court of appeals could indeed tell the FCC that it overstepped its authority in its rule making, and instruct the agency to make new rules. Downes and the GCBPP filed an amicus brief this spring in support of USTelecom, saying the FCC had not done a sufficient analysis of the cost burden the rules would place on broadband carriers.


  • China's e-Commerce company Alibaba Sells Record $14.3 Billion on Singles Day

    Trying to take a solemn holiday and turn it into a day devoted to spending money on yourself would probably not go well, said Arthur Dong, a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. "It would backfire, given the sentiments in the United States and how much respect Americans generally have for people who served, I think it would be bad for the companies that tried to do it, they would be tainted by this naked consumerism,” he said.