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Slaughter & Rees Report: Free Trade Falters in Europe

In case you hadn’t noticed, the forces against free trade are ascendant around the world. The latest example? This weekend’s stumble over the finish line of the European Union and Canada.

Oct 31, 2016

Where Credit Is Due

A new working paper by Felipe Severino bucks the common wisdom on bankruptcy protection.

Oct 24, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report - Wanted: More Workers

Once the inauguration balloons have all fallen and the new Congress is seated, America’s new leaders should endeavor to address the decline in the labor force participation rate, according to Slaughter & Rees.

Oct 24, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Win Nobel Prizes

This year’s six U.S.-immigrant Nobel laureates underscore a vital message about innovation that policy makers today seem to either ignore or have forgotten, say Slaughter & Rees.

Oct 17, 2016

Three Mistakes to Avoid in a Job Negotiation

Tuck assistant professor Daniel Feiler shares some strategies on how to maximize your success in job offers and salary negotiations.

Oct 11, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: India’s Path to Progress Runs through Aadhaar

Aadhaar is the shorthand term for a biometric database sponsored by India’s federal government and it's approaching 1.1 billion enrollees. This achievement may be the proverbial key to unlocking opportunities and efficiencies for hundreds of millions of people throughout the country – with potentially revolutionary implications for the domestic economy and even the global economy.

Oct 10, 2016

How CEOs Should Talk to Employees

Tuck professor Paul Argenti examines how C-suite executives can best communicate with employees to implement corporate strategy.

Oct 03, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: There Is No “I” in Team—The Ryder Cup

As you read this Monday morning missive, most of you who are golf fans are either ecstatic or despondent. Yesterday in the gloaming at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, either the U.S. or European team hoisted in victory the Ryder Cup (actual size quite small—just 17 inches tall and about four pounds in weight), while the other team watched longingly.

Oct 03, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Three Debate Questions Lester Holt Should Ask Tonight

With a record number of eyes forecast watch the first of three televised presidential debates, this edition of the Slaughter & Rees Report offers three questions moderator Lestor Holt should ask tonight—as well as, for the candidates, what we consider to be the three ideal answers to these questions.

Sep 23, 2016

What Managers Can Learn From the Microchip Industry

Tuck professor Constance Helfat proposes a new theory of firm integration based on the costs of technological innovation

Aug 01, 2016

The United States Will Win the Olympics, Again

Tuck professor Andrew Bernard and Camila Gonzales T’16 teamed up to produce predictions on the medal count in Rio.

Jul 19, 2016

Tuck Faculty Present Impactful Research Around the Globe

Three Tuck professors are leading cutting-edge research that examines three timely issues: stock-financed takeovers, global supply chains and trade policy, and offshoring.

Jul 18, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Attentive leaders in government and business continue to fret over America’s sluggish productivity growth.

Jul 11, 2016

In the Great Recession, a Bright Side to Borrowing

The perils of personal debt are well-known. But new research by C.V. Starr Foundation Professor Gordon Phillips reveals an upside to credit access: using it to search for better-paying jobs.

Jul 08, 2016

Why Progressives Should Support TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not perfect, but it is the best deal we are likely to get.

Jul 06, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Fundamental Lesson of Brexit Lies in Skellig Michael

Welcome to the end of the world’s first post-Brexit week. Do note that apocalyptic scenarios notwithstanding, the sun is still rising and setting.

Jun 30, 2016

The Price Is Right

Setting prices in a constantly changing environment is hard. Tuck professor Santiago Gallino designed and tested a methodology to make it easier.

Jun 02, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Fight Against Fat

Barack Obama’s presidency will forever be linked to his contentious, but ultimately successful, effort to enact comprehensive health care reform.

May 31, 2016

A Behavioral Approach to Management Science

Underlying most theoretical models in management science and economics is the assumption that people have a flawless understanding of their environment and can think infinitely in any given moment—perfect rationality.

May 25, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Approaching Hurricane

Hurricane Katrina remains the costliest natural disaster in United States history. So much of what the world knows of this 2005 storm centers on either its aggregate totals—a haunting death toll of at least 1,245 and perhaps as high as 1,900—or its damage to New Orleans, Louisiana—where flooding of about 80 percent of the entire surface area led to tragically iconic pictures such as thousands stranded (and some dying) at the tattered Superdome.

May 23, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Meet George Jetson

A few years ago, the acclaimed investor and author Peter Thiel pithily summed up the paucity of big-bang innovations: “We were promised flying cars and we got 140 characters.”

May 16, 2016

Creative Destruction in the Age of Ideas

Anup Srivastava explores the structural reasons why newly listed firms are more volatile than ever, and likely to stay that way.

May 12, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: What Prince Taught Us About the Global Economy

Towards the end of one of his early hits “1999,” Prince hauntingly foretold that, “life is just a party and parties weren’t meant 2 last.”

Apr 25, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Stuck in Second Gear

“Growth has been too slow for too long.” That was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Maurice Obstfeld, writing last week about global economic conditions.

Apr 18, 2016

Stuck in the Middle With You

New research by Ron Adner defines the variables that determine whether firms will be stuck in the middle, or sitting in a strategic sweet spot.

Apr 06, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The World’s Most Precious Resource

Stroll down the Quai d’Orsay in Paris and you will find the French Foreign Ministry, art galleries, and something completely different: the Musée des égouts de Paris. Translated to English, that’s the Museum of Sewers.

Apr 04, 2016

The Role of the Middle Class in the Mortgage Crisis

In a new research paper, Tuck assistant professor Felipe Severino uncovers a surprising fact about the 2008 mortgage crisis.

Mar 30, 2016

A Framework for the Future

Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, on his latest book, “The Three Box Solution.”

Mar 28, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Who Will Make the Case for Trade?

Divided though the four leading presidential candidates are on so many topics, united they stand on one: the assertion that trade harms America.

Mar 21, 2016

The Provider’s Dilemma

How can physicians fix health care? One innovation at a time, says Chris Trimble T’96 in a new book.

Mar 18, 2016

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

Slaughter & Rees Report: Venezuela Reels, Argentina Recovers, and Leaders Matter

One thing that unites all of the world’s companies and consumers is the need to comply with the rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which they operate or live.

Feb 29, 2016

Targeting Successful Innovations For Tax Relief

In a new research paper, Tuck professor Leslie Robinson evaluates tax regimes that favor the fruits of innovation.

Feb 11, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Kill Zika

Market failure has long been a staple of Economics 101. Today a textbook example can tragically be found amid the world’s growing fears related to the Zika virus.

Feb 08, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Let the Games Begin—and Let the True Math Be Revealed

Here in the United States, the long wait ends starting today. In the great state of Iowa, in about 12 hours from this missive hitting your inbox voters will congregate in school gyms and other public spaces to caucus for their preferred presidential candidate.

Feb 01, 2016

Who You Know and How You Shop

New research from Scott Neslin shows how social contagion influences purchasing behavior.

Jan 26, 2016