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Farrokh Langdana: Interest rates and the liquidity trap

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana discusses the role of interest rates on economic activity and the hazards of the "liquidity trap." More ›

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Faculty Insight: Market forces made China devaluation inevitable

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana dives deep into everything from pegged currencies to foreign exchange (FX) reserves, to exploding pegs and sudden devaluations. More ›

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Oliver Sheldon: Why good people behave unethically

Monday, August 10, 2015

Professor Oliver Sheldon discusses his research on factors that shape pro-social behavior within teams and organizations. His work seeks to better understand motivational and relational triggers of interpersonal competition and conflict within small groups, with the aim of shedding light on how organizations might improve coordination and collaboration among employees.  More ›

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Neha Shah: Your own job performance benefits from helping others at work

Monday, July 27, 2015

Neha Shah, a professor of management and global business, discusses her latest research on the benefits of helping others at work, and how it can make you better at your job. Shah studies the antecedents and consequences of workplace relationship networks, with a focus on the trade offs associated with workplace relationships, such as job performance. More ›

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Job performance benefits from helping others, according to new research by Rutgers Business School professors

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Professor Neha Shah worked with her colleague Professor Daniel Levin, who also teaches management at Rutgers, and Professor Rob Cross at the McIntire School of Commerce to look into the understudied implications of providing help. They focused on situations where a person provided task-focused problem-solving assistance to others and whether they benefited – beyond reciprocity – in the process. More ›

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Faculty Insight: What the Iran nuclear deal means for American business

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"From a commercial angle, it is a "win-win" story for both the Iranians and the US. Iranian youth are open and eager for western ideas and brands," Professor Farok Contractor writes. "The Iranian economy badly needs upgrading, to bring it up to Western standards. The potential is large. Iran has 10 percent of world oil reserves, but has only a 4 percent market share currently." More ›

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Faculty Insight: US to benefit from economic uncertainty in Eurozone

Monday, July 6, 2015

The current problems in the Eurozone do not have that much to do with Greece, per se, but instead, have their genesis in the original design of the Eurozone - the impossibility of "marrying" two fundamentally different macro-models to one set of fiscal and monetary constraints. Professor Farrokh Langdana demystifies the present travails of the Eurozone in this Faculty Insight arguing that the US will likely benefit from the economic uncertainty. More ›

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In tough economic times, parents spend more on daughters than sons, according to Rutgers professor's new research

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Time after time during the research – on which Rutgers Professor Kristina Durante collaborated with colleagues at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where she formerly taught – study participants showed a tendency to dedicate more assets to daughters than sons during hard economic times. They did that despite saying they love and treat both children equally. Where they perceived the economy as healthier, girls and boys got the same. More ›

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Faculty Insight: One-two punch knocks oil prices down

Friday, March 20, 2015

Finance & Economics Professor Farrokh Langdana explains why oil prices have fallen and whether the trend is likely to continue. More ›

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Faculty Insights: Professor Nancy DiTomaso offers a perspective on diversity in cities, workplaces

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rutgers Business School professor Nancy DiTomaso fielded questions from about the benefits and challenges of living in an ethnically diverse city and how businesses can achieve true diversity in the workplace.  More ›

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