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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.

  • TAA Fight on the Horizon

    Trade adjustment assistance is paltry, pathetic, puny,” Bob Vastine, a senior industry fellow at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said during a discussion on Capitol Hill. “It’s really a patch and I think in a new administration, if we’re going to proceed with a liberal trade policy, we really have to address that issue.”


  • Trump Can Thank Cruz and Kasich for His Likely Nomination

    A contributed article by Paul Almeida, professor of strategy and senior associate dean for executive education: Donald Trump swept the five Republican primary contests on Tuesday night and declared himself the “presumptive nominee” for the GOP’s presidential nomination. While Trump’s Republican rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich scrambled to stop him, the alliance they formed earlier this week to divide upcoming contests is essentially doomed.


  • Why Opposing Free-Trade Agreements Is a Clever Campaign Strategy

    A new paper by J. Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth at the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that opposing free-trade agreements (FTAs) is indeed a smart campaign strategy.


  • 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.


  • Apple Risks Consumer Fallout From FBI Hack

    Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, says the “shadow play” of the government’s storyline won’t have any effect on Apple. “They simply lost to the world’s greatest-marketing company,” he says.


  • The One Kind of Diversity Colleges Avoid

    An op-ed by John Hasnas, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics: Surely the robust exchange of ideas is enhanced by exposure to and interaction with people who have diverse political and philosophical viewpoints, not only cultural or ethnic backgrounds. Actually engaging with those with whom one disagrees can break down stereotypes and promote understanding across ideological divides. And if students see faculty members who share their unpopular viewpoints, they may be more inspired to pursue intellectual excellence.


  • U.S. Watch News Briefs

    U.S. universities’ costs could rise to a total of $24 billion from $4.3 billion for courses currently taught by adjuncts if union targets for higher pay are met, according to a paper co-written by Georgetown University business school professor Jason Brennan.