Faculty Insights

Faculty Insight: One-two punch knocks oil prices down

Friday, March 20, 2015

Finance & Economics Professor Farrokh Langdana explains why oil prices have fallen and whether the trend is likely to continue.

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Faculty Insights: Professor Nancy DiTomaso offers a perspective on diversity in cities, workplaces

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.

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Nancy DiTomaso responds to WalletHub questions about most diverse U.S. cities

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...

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Faculty Insight: Climate intervention as a business opportunity

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.

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Faculty Insights: Professor Ann Buchholtz makes a case for why companies should consider hiring ex-convicts

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.

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Faculty Insight: Replenish New Jersey transportation trust fund by tying driver's licenses to tax payments

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.

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Faculty Insights: The Three "P's"

Friday, January 23, 2015

In her new blog, Assistant Professor Payal Sharma discusses the three P's: Proactivity, Professionalism, and Problem-solving.

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Faculty Insight: The Swiss Drama-What is really going on?

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nancy DiTomaso quoted in Take Part article reporting that 75 percent of whites do not have any non-white friends

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...

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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.

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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."

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Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Nancy DiTomaso on unfair hiring practices towards African-Americans looking for jobs after graduation

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...

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Rutgers tech start-up founded by Richard Mammone received FDA approval

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...

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Op-Ed by James Abruzzo: successful businesses recognize their corporate social responsibility

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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