Friday, March 20, 2015
Finance & Economics Professor Farrokh Langdana explains why oil prices have fallen and whether the trend is likely to continue.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The dollar value of New Jersey's exports was flat in 2014, offering little help to the state's struggling economy, even as the state saw a 6 percent increase in the value of goods that came into its ports, just released trade figures show. The state's flat export figure in 2014 follows two years of export declines. The last time the state's exports increased was in 2011. The state's 2014 import...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
You can fool your people. You can fool your family. You can fool your country. You can fool other countries. You can even try and fool the angels in heaven. But you cannot fool markets.
Friday, January 30, 2015
"With the unemployment rate falling, my students were asking why people still felt so anxious about the economy and, in particular, the job market," said Langdana. "The unemployment rate is one of our most eagerly anticipated statistics, yet it is fraught with deficiencies and limitations."
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.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Rutgers Business School hosted a group of 19 students from South Korea’s Hanyang University on the Livingston Campus for an inaugural three-day “Global Intensive Course.”
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?”
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