Thursday, January 22, 2015
By now the facts are clear to most market-watchers. Switzerland, one of a handful of “safe haven” countries, has been hammered every time there is a “flight to safety” (which means investors park their money in what are perceived as low-risk investments, in this case the Swiss currency). As the Swiss franc appreciated with global capital fleeing global crises and rushing into Switzerland, its exports got clobbered. And since Switzerland is an export-heavy country, this was a problem.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Professor Farrokh Langdana explains what the drama means behind the Swiss National Bank's dramatic reversal in policy by breaking the Swiss franc peg to the Euro.
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.
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).
Monday, December 8, 2014
New Jersey is making an economic recovery. Just ask your neighborhood dry cleaner. That’s what a team at Rutgers Business School did, using a novel economic index: the Dry Cleaning Index, or DCI. Farrokh Langdana, a professor of finance and economics at Rutgers Business School, came up with the index of starched shirts, suits and blouses based on a statistic behind unemployment numbers: the...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Rutgers EMBA graduates three years after graduation saw a 49% increase in their salary, ranking #8 in the U.S., with EMBA alumnus averaging $169,010, good for #16 in the U.S. according to the survey. Rutgers EMBA also earned high marks for "corporate strategy," ranking #9 in the world according to the Financial Times.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Professor Farrokh Langdana breaks down the question everyone has been asking.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Professor Farrokh Langdana argues that increasing taxes shrinks the economic pie resulting in less, not more, tax revenue.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The country needs a large number of centres of higher learning which are world-class,” said Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister while presenting the Union Budget in Parliament this year. Budget allocation for higher education saw a rise of 13 per cent. The twinning programme — a programme of study whereby students in an Indian college may complete their study partly in India and partly in foreign...
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."
Monday, June 23, 2014
With humor and heart-warming respect, Professor Farrokh Langdana led a roast-styled tribute to Brick, who was re-elected as chair of the Finance and Economics Department last week. Brick has taught at Rutgers Business School for 36 years, and he has held the department chair since 1996.
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.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Marisa Blackwell founded Cravings from her home in 2008, now operating from a modest space on Halsey Street. At first she used her home and “borrowed” commercial kitchens as she gained her earliest clients, including Rutgers. For nearly six years, she has catered for Rutgers Business School’s Executive MBA program under a weekly, 150-person assignment that spans about nine months annually....
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Professor Farrokh Langdana, the current EMBA director, said he and Assistant Dean Kathleen Connelly Harmon were honored to be part of (Shaak’s) legacy. “Kathleen and I have often told Professor Shaak that the Rutgers Executive MBA Program has been able to garner all of its global rankings because it was built on the shoulders of giants," Langdana said.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The mini-symposium celebrated artist Jan Lourie’s work, which describes the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis through poetry and images. One line of the artist's poem asks, “Why did everyone not see the danger?”
Friday, October 25, 2013
Rutgers Executive MBA program was ranked #19 in the U.S., according to the 2013 ranking by the Financial Times. Rutgers EMBA program moved up four places in the U.S. in the annual ranking of the Top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world. In addition, Rutgers EMBA was ranked #2 in the world in economics.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Professor Farrokh Langdana was featured in Arrive, Amtrak's magazine for the Acela northeast train corridor. "Once the economy gets traction, because never in history have we printed so much money without inflation, we will need to suck the money back in, or we will see inflation. It's like toothpaste - once out of the tube, it's hard to get back in," says Langdana in interview. See article.
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.