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Slaughter & Rees Report: R.I.P., CEA?

Tuck Dean Matt Slaughter and senior fellow Matt Rees discuss what lies ahead for the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and the U.S. economy in the new Trump administration.

Feb 13, 2017

U.S. Trade Deficit Last Year Was Widest Since 2012

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how there is “tension” between President Trump’s goals on fiscal policy and trade. “The desire for fiscal expansion…will tend to increase the trade deficit’s overall size, not reduce it,” says Slaughter.

Feb 07, 2017

In the Tax Reform Debate, Congress Must Consider Affordable Housing

An opinion piece written by John Vogel discusses the benefits and efficiency of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit for families, the government, and private sector investors. “It is not perfect, but until a replacement has been presented, debated and tested, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit is the best funding mechanism we have,” writes Vogel. “Maybe we can make it even better.”

Feb 06, 2017

Gap Pushes New Campaign with Children of Its ‘90s Spokespeople (and Naomi Campbell)

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller about Gap’s new campaign being used to promote the reissue of ‘90s apparel. Keller noted that integrating the new advertisement will require on-trend merchandise and a cohesive store experience. "Gap has had some great advertising campaigns in the past, so the idea of doing something that reflects their heritage, but done so in a modern way…that part I'm okay with," says Keller. "But it's all going to come down to what's in the stores and everything else."

Feb 02, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: A Timely Antidote to the Death of TPP

"The early stages of Trump's trade policy is an opportune moment to step back and provide some big-picture perspective on how the global economy has evolved in the past—and is likely to continue evolving in the future."

Jan 30, 2017

‘Deeply Concerned’: Corporate America Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein about the growing number of companies objecting to President Trump's immigration order and consequently speaking out. "Every single CEO of any company of magnitude is thinking and feeling pressure and trying to decide what to do," says Finkelstein. "Some are speaking out naturally. Others are being more deliberate and strategic and recognize there could be a downside."

Jan 30, 2017

Integrate to Survive

Some occupations thrived after the dawn of computers. Others went extinct. In a new research paper, Tuck professor Steven Kahl D’91 explores why.

Jan 25, 2017

Vogel: South Korean Comparison

In his latest VPR interview, John Vogel compares South Korea’s loss of manufacturing jobs and housing system to the United States. Vogel notes that while it’s unlikely that South Korea’s housing system would work in the U.S., examining their tax code is a good reminder of the unpredictable outcomes of tax reform.

Jan 24, 2017

Six Thought-Provoking Books for Business Education Students

Lists Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan, as one of the top thought-provoking books for business education students.

Jan 24, 2017

Trump’s Inaugural Address Suggests Break with Foreign Policy Tradition

As a guest on "All Things Considered," Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses President Trump’s inaugural address. Trump’s remarks suggest he’ll break from the tradition of taking a broad view of U.S. national interests. "There was clearly enlightened self-interest. It was to help make our country more secure, and it was to help grow good jobs at good wages," says Slaughter.

Jan 23, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Carnage or Confidence?

Two historic speeches, President Trump’s inauguration address and Chinese president Xi Jinping’s World Economic Forum address, could not have been starker in contrast. 

Jan 23, 2017

Want to Change the World? Don’t Look to Davos.

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein discusses how the World Economic Forum has little to do with resolving the world’s problems or progress—it’s the ordinary, everyday people who make the difference. “So forgive me for not being impressed with the people at Davos,” writes Finkelstein. “They are acting in a complex play, being seen in the practice of helping the world be a better place. But the people I encounter every day, they aren’t acting. They’re doing. And I’ll take doing over acting every day of the week.”

Jan 18, 2017

Dirk Black Receives A 2017 American Accounting Association Best Paper Award

Tuck Professor Dirk Black and USC professor Marshall Vance examine how managers trade off first impressions of employee ability versus observed performance when making promotion decisions.

Jan 16, 2017

Leonard Greenhalgh to Receive Dartmouth Lifetime Achievement Award

Leonard Greenhalgh, a Tuck professor for 38 years and a pioneer of executive education programs for minority and Native American business owners, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Dartmouth College.

Jan 12, 2017

Robots Will Take Jobs, but Not as Fast as Some Fear, New Report Says

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article about how robots are coming, but the implementation of automation in the workplace will displace jobs more gradually than forecasts suggest. "We have more time than we think to adjust to the world that technology makes possible," says Slaughter.

Jan 12, 2017

For New Hires at Alibaba, a Crash Course in Chinese Business

Quotes Matthew Shofnos T’16 about Alibaba’s new, yearlong immersion program in Chinese business, language and the company’s culture. The program aims to produce China-trained, globally minded leaders able to make and manage partnerships with Western retailers. “Earlier in his career, he realized that being ‘an American company’s China guy’ wasn’t going to happen, thanks to lackluster Mandarin skills,” writes The Wall Street Journal. “With Alibaba, he said, ‘I can absolutely be a Chinese company’s American guy.’”

Jan 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s Power to Move Markets

As a guest on "Here and Now," Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses the power the president has to move markets. “The power is substantial. The president is the commander in chief, and is, in some broad sense, the chief economic policy leader of the United States. When he or she speaks, if it's relevant to a particular company or a particular industry, markets, historically, can move and have moved quite a bit," says Slaughter.

Jan 02, 2017

How to Rebalance Your Mutual Fund Portfolio

Quotes Kenneth French on why individuals looking to balance their mutual fund portfolios should choose index funds over active ones. “You should expect to lose. It’s really hard to identify the great managers,” argues French about selecting active funds. “You are wasting your time and money trying to beat the market.”

Dec 27, 2016