Archive: Faculty

  • The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Released A Report Slamming Taxes On Wall Street Like Those Proposed By Bernie Sanders And Kamala Harris

    “Main street will pay for the tax, not Wall Street,” wrote the report’s author, James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University.

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  • Crowds At Amazon’s Career Day Hint At What An Impact HQ2 Will Have On The Area

    ABC7 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Tim Barber spoke with a Georgetown University business professor, [Thomas Cooke], to analyze the big day and what it could mean for the area moving forward.

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  • WeWork Delays I.P.O. After Chilly Reception From Investors

    “If you really need to raise capital, and need to do an I.P.O., you have to think about corporate governance,” said Reena Aggarwal, a finance and business professor at Georgetown University.

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  • DC’s 2019 Inno Under 25

    Zach Oschin’s business Elenas, a social commerce startup for Latin America, has enabled tens of thousands of women across Colombia to build an online store and earn extra income. The company is taking on the direct sales market by connecting lifestyle brands with a network of ambassadors to promote and sell products over WhatsApp and social media. Elenas has raised over $1 million in seed funding and is backed by Polymath Ventures, Alpha4 Ventures and the Georgetown Angel Investors Network. It was a TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America finalist, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge winner and top undergraduate prize winner at the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Competition.

    Danya Sherman is an entrepreneur passionate about combining human rights and technology. She is the founder, CEO and inventor of KnoNap, a cocktail napkin that is capable of detecting the presence of illicit drugs in a beverage. Sherman has participated in entrepreneurial fellowship programs including Target Incubator, Halcyon House, Future Founders and Kairos. She also served as an American representative at the 2019 G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in Buenos Aires, and the 2019 Global Entrepreneur Summit in the Hague. Not to mention, KnoNap earned first place in the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2019 i-List Awards.

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  • Employer Funding For MBAs: Myth Or Reality?

    But sponsorship can limit career opportunities post-graduation, and signing a lengthy employment contract is a downside for students who want to try their hand in a new industry or function, says Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Pursuing an MBA opens the doors to many different opportunities. If you decide to pursue them, you may have to repay your sponsored tuition,” she says. It is important to understand these terms prior to signing a contract and to weigh your options, she says.

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  • Here’s Why Kelly O’Malley Is Transitioning To A New Position At Georgetown

    Kelly O’Malley took part in leading her last Vinetta Project showcase on Sept. 12. The prominent startup leader announced at the showcase that she had accepted a position to manage the Georgetown Venture Lab effective in October.

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  • Chamber Of Commerce Argues Against Democratic Proposals For Financial Transaction Taxes

    The group’s paper, which was written by Georgetown University finance professor James Angel, argues that the tax would directly and indirectly be paid by ordinary investors, such as retirees and those saving for college, rather than by Wall Street. The paper estimated that under Sanders’s proposal, the average individual retirement account investor would have about $20,000 less when they retire.

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  • Crowdsourcing Is Helping Hollywood Reduce The Risk of Movie-Making

    One way that movie producers have found to do that is something called The Black List, an annual compilation of promising scripts recommended by anonymous Hollywood insiders. In a new working paper, Judgement Aggregation in Creative Production: Evidence from the Movie Industry (pdf), Luo and her two co-authors—Jeffrey Macher of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Michael Wahlen of MIT Sloan—examine whether such “wisdom of the crowd” can beat the odds in predicting a blockbuster at a higher rate than the gut of an individual producer.

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  • WeWork Announces Changes To Its Governance

    WeWork outlined sweeping changes in its governance ahead of its trading debut towards the end of September. Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick reports. John Jacobs, Georgetown Center Executive Director for Financial Markets and Policy, joins Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro, and Pras Subramanian to further discuss.

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  • New Research Shows The Career Path To CEO Is Different For Women

    This doesn’t prove that board experience was the reason the women were hired as CEOs. But the researchers think there’s a strong case for correlation. “First, as board members these women get into the executive network, thus when companies are looking to create a candidate pool for an outside CEO appointment, these women’s names are more likely to be surfaced than if they had not been part of the board network,” Catherine H. Tinsley, a management professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, tells Quartz. “Second, board service gives these women opportunities to show their skills and leadership abilities to people outside their own firm.”

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