Faculty Insights

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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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."

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For the newest college graduates seeking employment, race is still a significant factor

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nearly five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the struggles and dampened expectations of young college graduates have become a fixture of American politics and even popular culture. But amid all the focus on the difficulties of college-educated millennials, one facet of this upheaval has remained largely unexplored: the continued significance of race. As a new crop of college...

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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.

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Faculty Insight: Institute for Ethical Leadership Co-Director James Abruzzo makes a case on BigThink.com that art world needs its own code of ethics

Friday, May 9, 2014

“Every profession has a code of ethics. Doctors have a code of ethics - the Hippocratic Oath - lawyers, accountants, journalists. In fact part of a profession is that there is a code of ethics,” said James Abruzzo, the co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. But there is no code of ethics when it comes to art. The freedom that this allows may seem suited for the highly subjective, boundary-pushing world of art. But in this clip from Big Think's interview, Abruzzo presents compelling case studies that show why he argues for the art world to finally establish its own code of ethics.

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Faculty Insight: Nancy DiTomaso Op-Ed in The National Law Journal. Who Really Gains from Preferential Treatment?

Monday, April 28, 2014

If we as a nation want to make progress on racial equality, we need to change the way we think about affirmative action. The real issue this country must wrestle with today is not whether minorities should get preferences when it comes to accessing education or jobs, but whether members of the majority should stop getting preferences.

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Professor Dan Weaver's letter on High Frequency Trading published in Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wall Street has been buzzing about a new book by Michael Lewis, "Flash Boys," which claims that high frequency trading creates an unfair benefit not available to all market participants. Professor Dan Weaver asserts in his letter-to-the-editor published by The Wall Street Journal on April 9 that there are more pressing issues to deal with other than high frequency trading.

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