Slaughter & Rees Report: Voters in Distress

As the American presidential campaign continues its meandering twists and turns, last week brought a major surprise when Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary election.

Mar 14, 2016

Dia Draper to Focus on Diversity and Inclusion as New Director of Strategic Initiatives

Draper, a member of the MBA Program Office, has been tasked with continuing and strengthening her decade-long work on diversity at Tuck.

Mar 11, 2016

Dispelling The Biggest Myth About Investing

Highlights the 3-Factor Model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French. "What matters is not just our overall stock/bond split, but also our portfolio's orientation to small vs. large stocks and value vs. growth companies.”

Mar 11, 2016

‘Execution, key to innovation excellence’

Vijay Govindarajan says, “There is a need for an institutional framework and incentives; without an eco-system, individuals cannot innovate.”

Mar 11, 2016

Our Looming Productivity-Growth Crisis

Dean Matthew Slaughter notes, "There is a constellation of policies that raise the likelihood that companies and individuals in the private sector can really be innovative."

Mar 11, 2016

Argentine Bonds: Time for a Distressed Debt Exit?

Diego Ferro T’93 discusses Argentina's first bond sale since the nation reached a deal to settle a dispute with creditors and look at investment opportunities in Brazil. “The challenges that they are facing are large. The economy is in relatively weak shape in terms of high inflation and serious fiscal deficit,” says Ferro.

Mar 10, 2016

Get your bonus? Nah, I missed my climate target

Quotes Anant Sundaram in an article about using financial incentives to meet environmental objectives in the corporate world. Sundaram argues that empirical evidence about the subject is very difficult to obtain. "But the fact is that very good, very influential companies are thinking about this," he says.

Mar 08, 2016

MIT, Tuck, Columbia Partner With Singapore Online Firm To Slash Cost of Elite Management Education

Highlights Leonard Greenhalgh and the work he has done at Tuck to improve programs for minorities, entrepreneurial women, and Native Americans. “The Tuck School began serving minority entrepreneurs in 1980 to foster economic progress in communities that had faced historical discrimination. Greenhalgh taught in the inaugural class,” Deseret News reports.

Mar 08, 2016

John Hoffmire: Celebrating one who uses business to help minorities

Continued coverage on Tuck Executive Education’s new distance learning partnership with EMERITUS Institute of Management. The Singapore-based startup will offer executive education programs at three top business schools—Tuck, MIT, and Columbia—called SPOCs (small private online courses). Currently EMERITUS has nine courses, three from each school, and the topics cover leadership, negotiation, innovation, finance, and marketing.

Mar 08, 2016

Building A Business In A Donald Trump World

Highlights Vijay Govindarajan and his "Three Box Solution"—a simple and compelling formula for staying relevant. The Republican party has neglected to utilize Govindarajan’s theory, argues Forbes reporter Stephen Wunker.

Mar 08, 2016

Schools That Meet MBA Expectations

Mentions Tuck in an article on the “MBA Aims Achieved” section of the 2015 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, which asked alumni the extent to which their alma mater fulfilled their goals. Poets and Quants highlights a four percent increase in satisfaction for Tuck alumni from 2001 to 2016.

Mar 07, 2016

Creating too few high paying jobs: Pros

Dean Matthew Slaughter comments on the latest jobs report. “The one big downside in today’s jobs report was poor wage growth,” he said. “In fact, hourly wages fell a little bit because the work week shrank a little bit. Weekly wages fell by even more and that continues to show that we are creating too few of the high-paying, high-wage growth jobs that we really need.”

Mar 07, 2016