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American Airlines Vows to Take Steps against Racial Bias

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about steps American Airlines is taking in response to passenger complaints regarding racially biased treatment. Argenti says the proposed changes are a good first step but the company needs to make bolder moves to significantly change its culture.

Dec 01, 2017

MBA Programs Edging Closer to Gender Parity

“Much of the progress in encouraging more women to enroll in MBA programs has been made at the leading business schools,” writes Poets & Quants. At Tuck, women make up 44 percent of the Class of 2019, up 11 percentage points from five years ago.

Nov 29, 2017

Smart Beta: What’s in a Name?

Cites the three-factor model designed to describe stock returns by Kenneth French and Eugene Fama in an article about smart beta. Smart beta is a set of investment strategies that emphasizes capturing investment factors or market inefficiencies in a rules-based and transparent way.

Nov 27, 2017

Club Store Shopping Makes You Spend and Eat More

A feature article about new research by Kusum Ailawadi regarding how club store shopping affects consumers. Ailawadi found that people who shop at club stores spend more, shop more often, and consume more calories than those who don’t.

Nov 24, 2017

Macy’s Suffers Credit Card Payment Glitch at the Worst Possible Time: Black Friday

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about issues Macy’s had with its credit card systems on Black Friday. Argenti says that even though the issues were resolved by Friday evening, the experience may turn customers off to the retailer throughout the holiday shopping season.

Nov 24, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Whining. It Turns out U.S. Manufacturing Was Surging All Along

Cites research by Andrew Bernard in an article about the strength of U.S. manufacturing and the perception that the sector has shrunk. Bernard found that some manufacturing firms have changed their methods so drastically in recent decades that they are no longer considered manufacturers in economic statistics.

Nov 22, 2017

It’s an Odd Moment to Talk about Net Neutrality

Quotes Emily Blanchard in a piece about how NAFTA negotiations could affect the automotive industry. The U.S. government wants to increase the required percentage of vehicle parts made by NAFTA countries, a move Blanchard says could be counterproductive, given automakers’ regional supply chains.

Nov 21, 2017

4 Ways to Raise Open-Minded Kids

Ellie Kyung opines on how parents can teach their children to be open-minded. A social psychologist, Kyung is particularly interested in implicit memory—how previous learning experiences influence behavior—and writes that understanding implicit memory is key.

Nov 19, 2017

Don’t Let New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Yours

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, argues that new guidelines regarding recommended blood pressure could be counterproductive. “Focusing on the number 130 not only will involve millions of people but also will involve millions of new prescriptions and millions of dollars.”

Nov 15, 2017

Meet Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class of 2019

“The class comes to Hanover after working for 256 different employers over the past year, with experiences ranging from managing sales for Google to leading platoons in Afghanistan,” writes Poets & Quants in a feature story highlighting twelve students from the Class of 2019.

Nov 14, 2017

GE’s $100 Billion Wipeout Heralds Reckoning for an American Icon

An article about GE’s recent struggles quotes Vijay Govindarajan. With shares sliding 37 percent in 2017, many have expressed concern about the company’s ultimate future, but Govindarajan maintains the outlook isn’t entirely bleak.

Nov 10, 2017

A Corporate Tax Cut and Jobs Might Not Go Hand in Hand

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter in a piece about the recently proposed tax code reform, which would cut the corporate tax rate. One of the arguments for the cut is that companies will invest their increased profits to create better paying jobs, but Slaughter says the reality isn’t that simple.

Nov 09, 2017