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Nordstrom Family Members Weigh Taking the Retailer Private

Anant Sundaram discusses how Nordstrom is considering going private following a decline in sales and a forecast of a sluggish year ahead.

Jun 09, 2017

Know Thine Enemy?

Mentions an essay written by Emily Blanchard published in the e-book “Economics and Policy in the Age of Trump." Blanchard discusses NAFTA and how trying to leave NAFTA—rather than renegotiate it—could be harmful.

Jun 06, 2017

Why Investors Shouldn’t Give Up on Momentum Investing

Cites data compiled by Kenneth French in an article about how the past decade hasn't been favorable to momentum-investing approaches.

Jun 04, 2017

Is Efficient-Market Theory Becoming More Efficient?

Mentions the three-factor model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French and his colleague Eugene Fama, in an article challenging efficient-market theory.

May 27, 2017

Never Mind the Ferrari Showroom, Bank Regulators Say This a Poor Neighborhood

Quotes John Vogel in an article discussing the shortfalls of the Community Reinvestment Act, a roughly four-decade-old federal law designed to stop lending discrimination in low-income neighborhoods.

May 18, 2017

Cyber Attack Highlights Lack of Tech Skills in Finance Departments

Quotes Sean Joyce T’87, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Crimes Unit leader, in an article discussing how the global cyber attacks that started last Friday have highlighted the lack of technological expertise at U.S. corporate finance departments.

May 16, 2017

Dinner Will Honor Young Upper Valley Leaders

Highlights Merritt Patridge T’13 as an honoree at this year’s Vital Communities’ Annual Heroes and Leaders Celebration. The event recognizes community members who have made significant positive impacts in the region.

May 13, 2017

Health Care Costs Are Bankrupting Us

An opinion piece co-authored by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues the importance of driving down health care costs and making them more predictable to reduce the financial insecurity many Americans are facing.

May 11, 2017

Restaurants with Low Yelp Ratings Suffer under Higher Minimum Wages

As a guest on NPR's "All Things Considered," Paul Wolfson discusses recent research that used Yelp reviews to examine how minimum wage increases in the San Francisco Bay Area have had an impact on the local restaurant industry.

May 08, 2017

Elite Athletes on Fast Track to Business School

A feature article about Next Step: Transition to Business, Tuck’s new executive education program aimed at military veterans and Olympic athletes, quotes Punam Anand Keller, associate dean for innovation and growth and the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management.

May 08, 2017

Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2017

Tom Allin T’17 and Kiz Syed T’17 are featured on Poets and Quants “2017 Best & Brightest,” a list of 100 MBA graduates. Poets and Quants received 237 nominations for this year’s list from 63 full-time MBA programs which it invites to participate.

May 07, 2017

Stanford GSB Adcom Director to Lead Tuck Admissions

A feature article about Luke Anthony Peña, Tuck’s new executive director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Peña will be joining Tuck from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

May 04, 2017

The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained

Cites the paper “Immigrants Play a Key Role in STEM Fields,” co-authored by Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article discussing the complexity of the H-1B visa system in the U.S. and its subsequent challenges. Research by Slaughter found that while immigrants usually earn less than U.S. workers across most occupations, the difference tends to be smaller in STEM fields.

May 04, 2017

India: An Innovation Hub?

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan in an op-ed discussing whether India can move away from being a low-cost innovator, and become a hub for disruptive innovation. “The time for incremental change is over,” says Govindarajan.

May 02, 2017

Mnuchin to Wall Street: U.S. Is Serious About Ultra-Long Bonds

Quotes Peter Fisher in an article about discussions amongst the Trump administration and U.S. Treasury Department on whether to sell ultra-long bonds as a solution to fix the nation’s aging infrastructure and cut taxes.

May 01, 2017

A Better Way For Trump To Respond To China

An opinion piece by Richard D'Aveni discusses President Trump’s change in stance on China while offering an alternative approach. “We don’t need to confront China head-on,” writes D’Aveni.

May 01, 2017

Feeling Wealthy? How Your Tax Refund (or Payment) Is Influencing You

An opinion piece by Eesha Sharma about how financial constraints change individual behavior and decision making. “As consumers, we must routinely consider our financial standing when we assess how much we can afford to spend on things like education, housing, and vacations,” writes Sharma.

Apr 25, 2017

Commerce Department Orders 20 Percent Tariff on Canadian

As a guest on NPR's "All Things Considered," Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses the Commerce Department’s plan to implement a 20 percent tariff on Canadian lumber imports.

Apr 25, 2017

The Brain Boasts Its Own Social Network

Highlights recent research by Adam Kleinbaum, associate professor of business administration, and co-authors that shows how social networks have become so important that the human brain has evolved to encode and recognize the position of others within a social group at a precognitive level.

Apr 20, 2017

Whose Song Is It, Anyway?

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees, senior fellow at the Center for Business, Government & Society, discusses how musicians are urging Congress to modernize the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Apr 19, 2017

The Case for Letting Your Best People Go

Cites the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent written by Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, in an article about the advantages of letting top talent leave an organization.

Apr 18, 2017

Business School Students Find Voices in an Age of Protest

Mentions the September 2016 solidarity gathering organized by Black Students at Tuck and quotes Matthew Bubley T'17 regarding MBA student activism. “It is a feeling that business people ought to be concerned about what goes on in the broader world around them," says Bubley.

Apr 16, 2017

Even Best Stock Pickers Can’t Beat Bots

An article about how traditional active stock management is dying because computers are better and cheaper, cites a simple quantitative value strategy compiled by Kenneth French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance. French’s strategy would have yielded the same risk-adjusted return as Peter Lynch's legendary run and beaten Bill Miller's famous 15-year win streak against the S&P 500.

Mar 30, 2017

The End of Focus: A New Wave of Manufacturers Will Choose Scope over Scale

An opinion piece by Richard D'Aveni discusses how advances in manufacturing technology will change the way companies compete, creating “pan-industrial” conglomerates. “A pan-industrial company may look like a conglomerate on the outside, but it will run quite differently,” writes D’Aveni.

Mar 29, 2017

The 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40

Daniel Feiler, assistant professor of business administration, and Eesha Sharma, assistant professor of business administration, are named two of Poets and Quants' 2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors.

Mar 26, 2017

How to Deal with a Chronically Indecisive Boss

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, about how reporting to an indecisive boss is unquestionably challenging. "It drives you crazy because without direction, you're not sure what to do," says Finkelstein.

Mar 24, 2017

The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Lists Carlos Rodriguez Pastor T’88, chief executive officer of Intercorp, as one of the world’s greatest leaders. “In 2010 he took on a vital mission by launching Innova Schools, which provides 19,000 children with affordable, high-quality education,” writes Fortune.

Mar 23, 2017

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the MBA

Daniella Reichstetter T’07, executive director of entrepreneurship, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, reflects on the value of an MBA from an entrepreneurial perspective. “Just as we educate general business leaders or doctors or lawyers or engineers, in the same way we can educate entrepreneurs so they’ll be more successful,” says Reichstetter.

Mar 14, 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

Doing Business in India Requires a Mobile-First Strategy

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan explains why launching new business opportunities in key Indian industries will require companies to have a mobile-first strategy and implement 4G technology.

Dec 23, 2016

We’re Totally Misunderstanding the Difference between Mexico and China

References an economic model by Emily Blanchard and co-authors Robert C. Johnson of Dartmouth's economics department and Chad Bown, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, in an article about the economic relationships the U.S. has with China and Mexico. Blanchard and her co-authors “estimate that about 11 percent of the value of goods manufactured in Mexico come from American-made inputs. With automobiles, the figure is 14 percent. With electrical equipment, it rises to 19 percent. For China, the numbers are a lot lower — about 2 percent on average,” writes The Washington Post.

Dec 19, 2016

Immigrants Innovate

An opinion piece by Dean Matthew Slaughter about how President-elect Donald Trump's assumption that immigrants damage, rather than enhance, the prospects for U.S. workers couldn't be further from the truth. "Skilled immigrants tend to complement, not substitute for, native-born workers in U.S. companies," says Slaughter. "A recent ambitious study of hundreds of America's most innovative companies found that when these U.S. companies hire more skilled immigrants, their employment of native-born skilled workers rises as well."

Dec 19, 2016

When to Send an Investing Model into Retirement

Highlights the three-factor model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance, and his colleague Eugene Fama, Nobel Prize–winning University of Chicago economist, in an article that discusses when it’s time to retire a theory.

Dec 14, 2016

Fed Watch: What’s Ahead for Rates in 2017?

As a guest on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?,” Peter Fisher, senior lecturer and senior fellow at the Center for Business, Government & Society, discusses the outlook for the Fed and the timing of the Fed rate hikes in 2017, the importance of monetary policy to investors, the impact of political risk on the markets, and the outlook for Japan's economy. "The fed is going to have to reflect that the economy is a littler firmer than it was in September, the labor market is a little tighter, and the inflation measures have moved a little further,” says Fisher.

Dec 12, 2016

Why Electric Cars Are Only as Clean as Their Power Supply

Cites the paper “Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies,” co-authored by Erin Mansur in an article about how electric car emission impact is highly dependent on how the electricity is sourced.

Dec 06, 2016