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Business Insight: Understanding what drives corporate inversions

Relatively few studies look at a large number of corporate inversions to understand when an inversion may or may not add value. The authors' research takes a careful look at the data to deliver new insights into the world of inversions. We use hand-collected data on more than 600 corporate inversions out of 11 home countries into 45 host countries during the period between 1996 and 2013. More ›

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Corporate Inversions Finance and Economics Rose Liao

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Business Insight: Inversions and Versions (of Tax Truths)

In simple terms, an inversion is when a U.S. company shifts its corporate headquarters to a country like Ireland where corporate taxes max out at 12.5 percent compared to the maximum 35 percent U.S. tax rate. For large multinational firms, the annual savings can be in the billions. But the U.S. government would then lose even more than that in tax revenues. More ›

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Farok Contractor Finance and Economics Global Business Thought Leadership

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Donald Trump, angry Americans, and misapplied trade theory

In this Business Insight, Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the rise of angry Americans through a misguided use of comparative advantage trade theory that has had disastrous consequences for the United States.  More ›

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TAGS: Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Thought Leadership

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Business Insight: Applying supply chain management concepts to make healthcare delivery more efficient

In papers published recently in the Journal of Operations Management and Decision Sciences, Professor Dobrzykowski and his co-authors examine how operations and supply chain management concepts such as use of information technology, partnering and vertical integration can produce better outcomes for patients while improving efficiency for healthcare providers. More ›

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights David Dobrzykowski Faculty Healthcare Research Supply Chain Management

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Business Insight: What's driving the Chinese and world stock markets?

The drop in Chinese stock markets has had more than a ripple effect on world markets and threatens to produce a bearish environment everywhere. Are the fears of a spillover and world recession justified? A longer term view suggests otherwise. More ›

Friday, January 15, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Farok Contractor Global Business

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Business Insight: Lavish employee perks cost U.S. billions in lost tax revenues

In an article that will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Washington University Law Review, Professor Jay Soled and his co-author Kathleen Delaney Thomas explain how these lavish perks enjoyed by some U.S. business owners, executives and professionals cost the nation billions in lost tax revenues. In some cases, employers are also using them to minimize their payroll tax obligations. More ›

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TAGS: Accounting Business Insights Jay Soled Master of Accountancy in Taxation

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2016 Economic Outlook: Professor Farrokh Langdana

Broadcast live through Periscope on Twitter during Rutgers first ever Giving Day on December 1, 2015, finance and economics professor Farrokh Langdana discussed his 2016 outlook for the U.S. economy with Daniel Stoll, director of communications at Rutgers Business School.  More ›

Saturday, December 5, 2015

TAGS: Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance and Economics Macroeconomics Thought Leadership

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China attempts to keep the good times rolling through monetary policy

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the People's Bank of China's delicate policy act to keep the Chinese economy growing through monetary sterilization. More ›

Thursday, December 3, 2015

TAGS: Economics Farrokh Langdana Finance and Economics Macroeconomics Thought Leadership

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IMF elevates Yuan to elite currency status – so what?

Under the watch of Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (China's central bank), China’s exports to the rest of the world almost quintupled and in 2015, China is the world’s largest exporter, with 13 percent of the global total. If one takes the World Bank’s purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rate, the size of the Chinese GDP in 2015 is neck-and-neck with that of the U.S. And yet, few governments or institutions have been willing to hold the yuan or renminbi yuan (or RMB) as an asset.  More ›

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Farok Contractor Finance and Economics

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Tax Inversion: Pfizer, Burger King, Obama, Adam Smith and Chinese Walls

When US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer made overtures to acquire the British company AstraZeneca in 2014, it brought the phenomenon of “tax inversion” into the global headlights. Driving this proposed move by Pfizer, and later by Burger King and Chiquita Banana (among many others), was the fact that in late 2014, the combined state-federal income tax in the US was 40 percent compared to 21 percent in the UK. More ›

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TAGS: Business Insights Economics Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance MBA Taxation