Faculty Insights

With wide-ranging research backgrounds and strong industry experience, Rutgers Business School’s world-class faculty are thought leaders in their fields. Faculty Insights bring contemporary views from RBS faculty confronting today’s most challenging issues.

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Faculty Insight: The Path to a Green Economy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Roger Smeets, an assistant professor at RBS, teaches international business. He has expertise in the areas of international trade, innovation and intellectual property rights. In a piece he wrote for The Arbitrader, Professor Smeets explains some of the effects of environmental government policies.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Professor Michael Santoro raises questions about Merck's continued marketing of NuvaRing

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

In an article for Medical Marketing and Media, Professor Santoro notes the role pharmaceutical companies have in society. "They make profits by serving patients. This role comes with many special ethical responsibilities," he writes. "One is to continually innovate safety as well as efficacy. Another is to share, not hide, scientific and medical truth with doctors and patients. Neither of these ethical responsibilities ought to be delineated by craftily drawn legal lines."  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Can a disgraced trader get a job in academia?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro, who teaches ethics in business, spent part of last summer observing the federal court trial of former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre. In a new article written for The New Yorker, Santoro contemplates the possibility that Tourre, who is working on a doctorate degree, could land a job teaching at a business school.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: The American Middle Class: Going, going...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Arthur Guarino, a full-time instructor at Rutgers Business School, recently wrote about the disappearing American Middle Class for The Arbitrader.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: It may be time for Johnson & Johnson to challenge its credo...again

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In an article published in Medical Marketing & Media, Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro suggests that it may be time for Johnson & Johnson executives to challenge their credo, a statement the company says guides its decision making. "Is the Credo today a living, breathing set of values and beliefs that inspire and guide the actions of Johnson & Johnson employees or is it a set of fine sounding platitudes carved into stone that are no longer relevant to the way J&J manages and makes decisions?" Santoro writes in the piece. More ›

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Faculty Insight: In controversy over racial profiling by Barneys, Professor Williams says impact of multicultural purchasing power has not sunk in with some retailers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rutgers Business School Professor Jerome D. Williams, who has done extensive research on marketplace discrimination, fielded calls from reporters after Barneys set off renewed controversy and discussion over the prevalence of racial profiling by major retailers. More ›

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Professor Langdana and Executive MBA alumnus team up on new book to explain complex forces driving global economy

Monday, September 30, 2013

International Trade and Global Macropolicy, which was published by Springer in July, is designed to prepare current and future company executives with a practical understanding of the theories driving international trade and global macroeconomics in the modern business world.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Michael Santoro blog on SEC v Tourre trial picked up by The New Yorker

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro, a widely quoted expert on Wall Street ethics, is spending summer break studying Wall Street – and its regulators – at the federal court trial of former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre. Now his blog has been picked up by The New Yorker. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Michael Santoro espouses SEC intention to require banks to admit guilt in enforcement actions

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The public is tired of checkbook justice in which Wall Street has been able to write off seemingly huge settlements as a mildly irritating cost of doing business. Earlier this month, Professor Michael Santoro, Department of Management and Global Business, and Professor Ronald Strauss, Montclair State University School of Business, blogged in the Huffington Post about the SEC stopping its long-standing practice of settling enforcement actions in a way that allows defendants to avoid either admitting or denying guilt.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Professor DiTomaso's New York Times Op-Ed ignites media debate about racial inequality without racism

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

“We don’t have an understanding of the inequality that exists, and we don’t have an understanding of the group-based nature of that inequality” Nancy DiTomaso More ›

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Faculty Insight: Jay Soled on what change he would make to the tax code

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Professor Jay Soled, a tax attorney and Director of the Master of Accounting in Taxation Program at Rutgers Business School was interviewed by reporter John Kieran from CardHub.com, about common tax questions in their “Ask the Experts” series. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Self-plagiarism is cheating plain and simple

Friday, June 21, 2013

Professor of ethics Ann Buchholtz takes issue with The New York Times "Ethicist" position on whether it is right or wrong to use the same paper for multiple college courses. More ›

TAGS: Ann Buchholtz Ethics Faculty Insights Management and Global Business The Institute for Ethical Leadership Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: Beware the Ides of Summer (and the mindless printing of money)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Professor Farrokh Langdana warns that optimism about the US economic recovery is unfounded because Ben Bernanke's "mindless printing of money" is causing the bull market.  More ›

TAGS: Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana MBA Thought Leadership

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Professor Jerome Williams explores communications as a factor in America's epidemic of childhood obesity

Friday, May 17, 2013

The issue of childhood obesity is as daunting as it is disturbing and no one recognizes the complexity more than Rutgers Business School professor Jerome Williams and other scholars who are contemplating its causes and implications. "I’ve dealt with daunting problems throughout my academic career,” Williams said. "Those are the things that, perhaps, push my buttons.” In an interview, Williams talked about his views on regulation, digital marketing and who might benefit most from reading “Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity,” a new book he co-edited. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Like Triangle Fire, Should Bring About Change

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On April 24, just outside of Bangladesh’s capital city, one of the worst industrial disasters in history killed over one thousand workers and injured scores more in the dubious service of making cheap clothing for consumers. Professor Kevin Kolben discusses what steps could be taken to turn tragedy into a moment of reform.  More ›

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James Abruzzo op-ed on social responsibility is smart business featured in The Star-Ledger

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School James Abruzzo's opinion piece, "Social responsibility is smart business," was published by The Star Ledger. More ›

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Rutgers Professor Nancy DiTomaso's new book details inequality without racism in job market today

Monday, February 11, 2013

Nancy DiTomaso, Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at Rutgers Business School, has been studying diversity in the workforce and the impact of inequality in the job market for over 30 years. After interviewing 246 randomly selected white men and women in New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee from all economic backgrounds, education and job histories, she has written her findings in a new book, “The American Non-Dilemma,” published by the Russell Sage Foundation.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: In the digital age, making presentations still requires strong skills

Thursday, January 31, 2013

In a series of articles published by Sales and Marketing Management, Rutgers Business School Professor Marc Kalan provides some advice for making stronger presentations. It's a skill, he argues, that continues to be essential in today's digital age. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Enhancing presentation skills in the digital age

Friday, January 25, 2013

In a series of articles for the trade publication "Sales & Marketing Management," Rutgers Business School professor Mark Kalan offers advice on how to deliver more powerful presentations and pitches in an age when capturing an audience's attention and engaging colleagues has never been more challenging. In this, his second article, Kalan suggests ways speakers can enhance their physical presence and abilities to maximize the focus and attention of their audiences.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Businesses will pay new costs for health care reform, but they also stand to benefit

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inside Business, the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce newspaper, features a new opinion piece written by Rutgers Business professor Michael Santoro on the tough decisions in store for U.S. businesses this year as they develop strategies to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: In the digital age, the ability to deliver a speech remains a powerful skill

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In an article that appeared in "Sales and Marketing Management," Rutgers Business School instructor Marc Kalan discusses some of the things, other than PowerPoint, that will enhance a presentation. "The simple fact is there is nothing more powerful than one’s ability to forcefully deliver a speech, lecture or other personal communication," Kalan writes in the piece.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Ruling by federal appeals court creates new wrinkle for pharmaceutical industry and authorities

Monday, December 17, 2012

A decision by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month stirred up new questions about the controversial issue of off-label marketing. Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro weighed in on the uncertainty and some of the possible implications of the surprise ruling.  More ›

TAGS: Faculty Insights Michael Santoro Pharmaceutical Management The Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: Recovery Fund would help prevent the loss of businesses after Sandy's fierce blow

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Professor Jeffrey Robinson proposes the creation of a New Jersey Business Recovery Fund to support business owners and thousands of employees in companies impacted by Super Storm Sandy. He explains how the fund, modeled loosely after a similar program in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, could prevent the state's vital small business engine from stalling out. More ›

TAGS: Faculty Insights Jeffrey Robinson Management and Global Business The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: The fiscal cliff: overrated, underrated, or just plain irrelevant?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

As we’ve all heard by now, the Fiscal Cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that will automatically go into effect on January 1, 2013. The magnitude of this mix of contractionary demand-side policy is about 4-5 % of GDP. So how serious is this? Professor Farrokh Langdana answers. More ›

TAGS: Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana MBA Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: Hoping for a convergence on a "big America" vision

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

If it's possible for liberals and conservatives to join together to combat major threats to America and the world, Rutgers Business Professor Wayne Eastman believes it will need to involve a powerful spirit of hope as well as for both sides to respect one another's fears. "Historically," Eastman says, "progress in America has involved a constructive fusion of fear and hope."  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Mr. President, New cabinet position unnecessary; The commerce secretary IS America's secretary of business

Monday, November 19, 2012

Professor Michael Santoro suggests that President Barack Obama may need to update the Department of Commerce's mission statement rather than adding a secretary of business to his cabinet. And appointing a new commerce secretary should be a priority as Obama enters his second term. America’s business community needs focus and leadership and a strong voice in the president’s cabinet, Santoro says. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Too Small to Survive? Possible consequences of Dodd-Frank Act

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The two-year-old federal law, inspired by the collapse of the financial industry and the ensuing “Great Recession,” was intended to prevent another financial crisis by imposing new requirements for transparency, accountability and consumer protections. But recently, some unintended consequences of the law, namely the crushing burden on banks to meet these regulations, are starting to be raised by industry observers. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Taxing the rich without sabotaging small business, a proposal for compromise

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dan Palmon, a William Von Minden professor of accounting, makes a case that if the rich were defined as earning $1 million or more and companies generating less than $10 million in annual income were exempt from paying income taxes, it would represent a fair compromise between the Democratic and Republican tax proposals.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Collapse of Lehman Brothers proves a bank's size isn't all that matters

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finance professor Darius Palia explains how Lehman Brothers' interconnections contributed to the bank's collapse, a factor that regulators realize now can be as important as an institution's size in evaluating its potential to disrupt the financial system.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Ben Bernanke, QE3 and the magnificent obsession

Monday, September 17, 2012

Professor Farrokh Langdana gives a primer on the next round of Quantitative Easing, known as QE3, by Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve. More ›

TAGS: Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana MBA Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: Leading global virtual teams

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ramon Henson writes about how to effectively manage global virtual teams. Henson's blog "Organizational Behavior and Global Management" was recently named one of the "50 Best Blogs by Business Professors" by Online MBA.com. More ›

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Faculty Insight: For Governor Christie as for Industry, Collaboration and Innovation go Together

Thursday, February 2, 2012

When announcing a new blueprint to transform medical education in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie said he wanted to increase "the collaboration and innovation between these institutions and New Jersey’s research based industries." His statement which united collaboration and innovation is supported by research performed by the faculty at Rutgers Business School. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Inventors are not innovators

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Was Steve Jobs an inventor? No! says Lev Grossman in a recent article in Time magazine. Inventors are the people who come up with the bright idea. While Jobs took other peoples bright ideas and made them better and better until they could become "irresistible retail commodities." More ›

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Faculty Insight: Why stock market is rising despite Europe downgrade, US deficit, and hurting investment banks

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Europe, including Germany, has been downgraded; the US deficit is non-sustainable and has been so for about three years; and banks and investment houses are hurting. And yet, why is it that the stock-market has posted a gain? Farrokh Langdana offers his insights. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Hide your research! Not from your competitors but from your investors?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Google has a clandestine research lab working on "new future" breakthrough innovations. That story broke in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago and was not surprising to those who follow Google and their culture of innovation. The lab is full of robotics, artificial intelligence and other cutting edge researchers working on things like driverless cars and refrigerators that restock themselves. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Hug your innovation teams! Steve Jobs would

Thursday, November 3, 2011

There is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a genius and maybe overbearing in pursuit of his vision. But how can we understand how he got the “A players” he surrounded himself with to work together and co-create?  More ›

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Faculty Insight: The Leadership of Steve Jobs

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

By now, many of us have read, watched, and listened to many accounts of Steve Jobs’ many contributions can achievements. There is a passion from consumers about Apple and Steve Jobs that is rare in the corporate world. Not long ago, I walked past an Apple store in Soho and saw hundreds of Post-It notes and flowers from so many thanking Steve Jobs. As his biographer Walter Isaacson and others have pointed out, however, Steve Jobs was far from perfect. I’d like to comment in particular on his leadership and management style... Read more More ›

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Faculty Insight: The Global 100 - More than Ranking

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A recent Fortune article noted that several top business schools have opted out of participating in the Aspen Institute’s Global 100 survey, which ranks business schools’ social, ethical and environmental stewardship. Rutgers represents the opposite of that trend; we entered the survey this year and were pleased to join the Global 100 with a ranking of 34th overall and 12th in research.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: The debt mess and a roadmap out of the crisis

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Professor Farrokh Langdana offers a blueprint to President Obama and corporate America’s CEOs on how to lead after the debt downgrade by Standard & Poors on the United States. More ›

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Faculty Insight: The fuss about the debt ceiling

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Professor Farrokh Langdana discusses the debate about the debt ceiling and what President Obama should do about it. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Misperceptions on estate tax detracting from worthwhile revenues for United States

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Professor Jay Soled, a tax attorney and Director of the Master of Accounting in Taxation Program at Rutgers Business School weighs in on new estate tax legislation. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Ferment in the Global Oil Markets and Spillover Risk

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Professor John Longo on the disruption of oil production in Libya and the pressure that is putting on global supplies at a time when demand is increasing due to an improving, but still fragile global economy.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Why is China's Money Dirty?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Michael A. Santoro, Professor of Management and Global Business discusses the flow of capital from private-sector Chinese businesses and investors which poured nearly $5 billion into US firms, both large and small, in 2010. Such investments have spawned concerns that this is a move by Beijing to relocate companies to China, taking with them technology, resources and much needed US jobs. However, the most unsettling aspect of this $5 billion in-bound investment is the fact that there is such a big fuss is over such a relatively small amount of capital! $5 billion is actually a very small fraction of the more than the $1 trillion US debt China has purchased.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: A Memo to the Absent Democrats: What Comes Next?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

By Wayne Eastman, Vice Chair and Professor of Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences. "The current showdown over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate collective bargaining on non-wage issues for most government employees should focus attention on the American union movement and its future."  More ›

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Faculty Insight: How to achieve real campaign finance reform? Take money out of the equation

Monday, December 13, 2010

By Mitchell Fillet, Professor of Finance and Economics. "Every election cycle, it seems that people try to define the one characteristic of the various candidates that sets them apart from the competition. Actually, this answer seems pretty obvious. It is their ability to raise money." More ›

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Faculty Insight: How Harvard resembles old Hollywood

Monday, November 15, 2010

By Wayne Eastman, Vice Chair and Professor of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science. "On the face of it, Harvard's president Drew Gilpin Faust, a Civil War historian and Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is hugely different from Louis B. Mayer, the cigar-chomping, tough-talking old-time MGM mogul." More ›

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Faculty Insight: Highly skilled manpower key to keeping New Jersey pharma industry growing

Monday, November 15, 2010

By Mahmud Hassan, Professor of Finance and Economics, Director of the Pharmaceutical Management MBA Program, and Director of The Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies. "New Jersey is known as the Mecca of the pharmaceutical industry in North America and is home to 15 of the world’s 20 largest pharmaceutical companies. In 2009, the industry pumped $28.7 billion into the New Jersey economy. Just to have a feel for the size and significance of that amount, it is almost equal to that state’s annual budget." More ›

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Faculty Insight: Global "Chop Shops": slice, dice and outsource

Monday, November 15, 2010

By Farok J. Contractor, Professor in Management & Global Business. "Recently New York Senator Charles Schumer raised ire by calling Indian outsourcing companies “chop shops,” yet he unwittingly offered an accurate description of how economies are being integrated. He probably meant to say “body shop” – shopping for workers around the world who offer services under temporary visas." More ›

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Faculty Insight: The end of Unions as we know it

Friday, October 1, 2010

The allegations swirling around former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) president Andy Stern, involving an alleged no-show consultant and pocketing an advance for a book that was purchased in bulk by SEIU locals, are troubling but not necessarily related to the bigger issues faced by the union movement. More ›

TAGS: Faculty Insights Thought Leadership Wayne Eastman

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Faculty Insight: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: A Legend

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A balanced view of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's performance can only be seen if we compare Steve Ballmer's performance to that of legendary CEOs like Jack Welsh, former GE CEO. Ballmer leaves Welsh in dust if you look at the core metric of a public company's CEO performance: rate of growth in profitability. More ›

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Faculty Insight: A primer on gold

Monday, August 2, 2010

A rise in gold prices is basically a “thumbs down” for the economy, right? Not necessarily. A rise in gold prices could be signaling positive news or very negative news. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Why China relaxed ties to US Dollar

Friday, June 25, 2010

With the recent relaxation of China's peg to the US dollar, Professor Langdana presents a primer on exchange-rate pegging and its implications. More ›

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Langdana Faculty Insight: Banks holding lots of money, but where's inflation?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Milton Friedman was… WRONG?! "HERESY!!!" you cry… Indeed. And yet…"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon," Milton Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States, 1963. More ›

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Faculty Insight: If Google leaves China, will Microsoft become Beijing's favorite capitalist tool?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Google and the Chinese government are headed for a showdown in the next few days, and the significance of this confrontation goes far beyond any one company's financial prospects. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Art critics as a model for business columnists and business academics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Those of us who express opinions on business matters as journalists or as professors in business schools are subject to criticism from two sides. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Court ruling suggests taxpayers obtaining MBA as means to enhance existing career may be able to deduct tuition expenses

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Tax Court has recently rendered a decision that, in some instances, supports the deductibility of MBA tuition expenses.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Robbed by Oslo - Business Leaders as Peacemakers Whose Successes Were Overlooked

Thursday, December 10, 2009

President Obama stands in a long line of figures in politics who were recognized by Oslo because of its chronic bias toward noble gestures instead of any reasonable accomplishments for peace. More ›

TAGS: Faculty Insights President Obama Thought Leadership Wayne Eastman

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Faculty Insight: Monetization Demystified

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

There is a lot of talk (finally) about how the Fed is simply “printing money” to pay for the unprecedented increases in spending and deficits. More ›

TAGS: Economics Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana Thought Leadership

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Faculty Insight: The Unrecognized Successes of Clintoncare and the Implications for Obamacare

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sixteen years ago, in September 1993, Bill Clinton spoke to a joint session of Congress and presented a proposed law, developed by a task force chaired by Hillary Clinton, under which employers would required to provide their employees insurance coverage through health maintenance organizations.  More ›

TAGS: Faculty Insights Health Care Thought Leadership Wayne Eastman

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Faculty Insight: The Dollar: Rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated

Friday, November 20, 2009

There has been much discussion this year over the possible development of a new global reserve currency which would displace the dollar. More ›

TAGS: Economics Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana Thought Leadership