Friday, March 20, 2015
Finance & Economics Professor Farrokh Langdana explains why oil prices have fallen and whether the trend is likely to continue.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Rutgers Business School professor Nancy DiTomaso fielded questions from WalletHub.com about the benefits and challenges of living in an ethnically diverse city and how businesses can achieve true diversity in the workplace.
Monday, February 23, 2015
In light of Black History Month, WalletHub identified the most ethnically and linguistically diverse landscapes among 350 of the most populated U.S. cities. In order to do so, we examined each city across three key metrics, including racial and ethnic diversity, language diversity and region of birth diversity. The results, as well as expert commentary and a detailed methodology, can be found at...
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The National Research Council released a report on February 10, 2015 examining "geoengineering" – human intervention in the earth’s atmosphere to mitigate the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Rutgers professor Paul Falkowski was one of the 16 National Academy of Sciences members who worked on the committee responsible for the study's findings. In the video that follows, Falkowski discusses the impact carbon dioxide removal could have on businesses and also the potential business opportunities.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
In an article for Ethisphere Magazine titled "Boxed out of Employment The Case of Hiring Ex-Convicts," Rutgers Business School professor Ann Buchholtz notes that companies need to do individual assessments rather than blanket exclusions of ex-convicts.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Professor Jay Soled writes an op-ed for The Star-Ledger on how to replenish New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund.
Friday, January 23, 2015
In her new blog, Assistant Professor Payal Sharma discusses the three P's: Proactivity, Professionalism, and Problem-solving.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Professor Farrokh Langdana breaks down the question everyone has been asking.
Friday, August 29, 2014
On top of the 75 percent of white Americans reporting “that the network of people with whom they discuss important matters is entirely white, with no minority presence,” the researchers also found that only 15 percent of white folks reported having a racially diverse social network. In comparison, 65 percent of black Americans reported having an all-black social network, and 23 percent said that...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Professor Farrokh Langdana argues that increasing taxes shrinks the economic pie resulting in less, not more, tax revenue.
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."
Friday, June 6, 2014
A new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which shows African-American college graduates are twice as likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts (PDF), is just another finding that speaks to the systemic unfairness of hiring practices, according to Nancy DiTomaso. DiTomaso is vice dean for faculty and research at Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick and...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Clearview Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that they have received FDA approval to market their imaging software system, ClearViewHD. The ClearView Image Enhancement System uses proprietary patent-pending technology to significantly enhance the ultrasound images used for breast cancer diagnosis. Ultrasound imaging is especially useful in women with dense breast tissue, found in up to 50% of the...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Last month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked legislation that would have used building codes to increase energy efficiency. This theory ignores the reality of business in the post-Friedman era. On sustainability, in all its forms, the most successful businesses recognized their responsibility as corporate citizens and began acting on them decades ago. Companies share a responsibility to all...
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