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: You cannot fool markets

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the Russian ruble crisis and how propping up the currency with gold won't fool the markets.  More ›

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Introducing the RBS-DCI: What dry cleaners can tell us about the job market

Monday, December 8, 2014

Working together with Rutgers MBA students in his macroeconomics classes, Professor Farrokh Langdana, professor of finance and economics, and the director of the Rutgers Executive MBA program, devised a new economic index to get a better sense of whether people are working, looking for work, or have given up looking for work – the Rutgers Business School-Dry Cleaning Index (RBS-DCI). More ›

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Faculty Insights: Professor Brett Gilbert looks at how tech clusters emerge in cities

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week seemed like an ideal time to check in with Professor Brett Gilbert, who teaches a course about technology ventures, and to showcase some of the expertise Rutgers offers to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial students. More ›

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RBS Dean Glenn Shafer delivers keynote address at international workshop on probability and finance

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rutgers Business School Dean Glenn Shafer delivered the keynote address at the 5th International Workshop on Game-Theoretic Probability and Finance, held November 13-15 at the Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Mexico. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Access critical knowledge in overseas markets for free

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Research by Rutgers Business School professor Daniel Levin and Helena Barnard, an associate professor from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, shows that managers in emerging markets can benefit from interpersonal ties to more-developed countries. Personal contacts abroad can provide useful information and transfer critical knowledge for free. The enabler, of course, is new technology. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Is there an economic recovery, or not?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana breaks down the question everyone has been asking.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Corporate tax burden cries for new leadership

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana argues that increasing taxes shrinks the economic pie resulting in less, not more, tax revenue. More ›

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Faculty Insight: Taxes and more taxes were the catalyst for America's break from England

Friday, July 4, 2014

On the Fourth of July, Professor Farrokh Langdana reminds us that tax increases set off the first revolt in Boston, and England's zeal to impose more and more taxes on the colonies fueled the quest for independence. "Phrases such as "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and "inalienable rights" were not on anyone's radar screen until much later," Langdana writes in his new blog. "It was taxes, taxes, taxes, and arrogance."  More ›

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Faculty Insight: James Abruzzo's opinion piece argues that Congress is behind the times on business policy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In an opinion piece published on mycentraljersey.com, James Abruzzu wrote about how Republicans in the U.S. Senate have recently worked to block legislation that would use building codes to increase energy efficiency. "It was the latest example of the party burnishing its pro-business reputation," Abruzzo wrote. "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., later said proposals intended to combat global climate change would be "devastating to the economy.” "GOP leaders are sticking to a Milton Friedman notion of the market," Abruzzo continued. "They believe that business, unfettered from too much government interference, creates competition and improves products, prices and ultimately the economy."  More ›

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Faculty Insight: No choice - higher taxes pushing US companies to decamp to safe-havens

Monday, May 12, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana explores why large domestic companies like Pfizer are leaving the United States for safe-haven countries like The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland.  More ›

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