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First Republic: Is It Wrong to Build a Bank for Wealthy Clients Only?

Professor John Vogel comments on the ethics and legality of banks like the First Republic catering to the rich. The law specifies that “banks should not just lend to rich people," says Vogel. But "there aren’t any kind of criteria that say what percent of mortgages” have to go to lower-income people.

Aug 16, 2016

Fear Trumps Free Trade in US Fortress of Solitude

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how benefits of trade must be shared more equitably in response to remarks made by presidential candidate Donald Trump about free trade agreements. "I think we've missed an opportunity in the United States for many years, to have a discussion about our social safety net [because] in some basic sense, the narrative for why trade and globalisation are good is lost right now," says Slaughter.

Aug 06, 2016

The Waste-Waist Dilemma

An opinion piece by Punam Anand Keller examines the paradoxes of food waste, insecurity and obesity. “While U.S. consumers throw out enough food each year to feed 25 million Americans, 17.5 million households were food insecure in 2013, and more than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese,” says Keller.

Aug 01, 2016

Conference on Finance, Organizations, and Markets to be Held at Tuck in August

The first-annual academic conference focusing on private equity is organized by the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, and the Finance, Organizations, and Markets Research Group.

Aug 01, 2016

Clinton Vs. Trump: Profs On Leadership Styles

Sydney Finkelstein analyzes the strengths and weaknesses in the different management styles between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “They are really different, but there are also some really interesting connections,” says Finkelstein. “For example when you talk about self-confidence: They end up in the same place, but one takes a long time and a lot of analysis to get there, and the other one gets there very quickly.”

Jul 30, 2016

Research: Narcissists Don’t Like Flat Organizations

A piece co-authored by Alexander Jordan examines the relationship between organizational structures and the types of people these structures attract. Research shows that hierarchical organizations attract narcissists due to the ability to gain power quickly. “CEOs should recognize that changing a firm’s structure will consequently change its pipeline of job candidates, as well as its ability to retain some existing workers,” writes Jordan.

Jul 27, 2016