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    Excerpt from LinkedIn -- "Porsche, one of the most revered brands both because of its long history but also because of its achievements, has proved time and again that form stems from good design while it also expresses good design. Architect Mies van der Rohe’s dictum 'form follows function' has found its perfect manifestation in Porsche 911, a legendary car that has been in production since 1963 and has been evolving ever since."
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    Excerpt from The New York Times -- "Effective countermeasures now could actually ward off many of these threats at relatively modest cost. Yet despite a robust scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are at the root of the problem, legislation to curb them has gone nowhere in Congress. ... Why aren’t we demanding more forceful action? One reason may be the frequent incantation of a motley collection of myths, each one rooted in bad economics."
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    Excerpt from City Journal -- "When shared, driverless cars can operate like on-demand taxis, increasing urban mobility. Fleets of shared driverless cars could reduce the need for prolonged parking altogether, freeing up urban spaces outside of commercial and residential buildings as well as bike lanes, sidewalks, and parks for better uses. Outside the urban core, shared fleets of driverless cars could offer door-to-door trips for any itinerary, free from mass transit’s time constraints. Paired with computerized ride-share systems, driverless technology will also make carpooling more appealing. Easy coordination of passengers based on trip itinerary and time will increase the number of passengers per vehicle and reduce the space and energy intensity of car commutes."
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    Excerpt from Project Syndicate -- "Though Russian President Vladimir Putin’s immediate goal may have been limited to regaining control of Crimea and retaining some influence in Ukrainian affairs, his longer-term ambition is much bolder."
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    Excerpt from Bloomberg -- "The big challenge is this transition we're in. Many Americans prepared themselves, with society's input, for a world of work that's moving away from them. And so we have labor markets that are out of long-run equilibrium, where the skills on the supply side don't match what the demand side is asking for. And there's no perfect solution to this, but, for people of all ages, we have to help people close that gap."
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    Excerpt from Politico -- "In an article on July 25, the Nobel Laureate economist Michael Spence put it this way: '[A]t this moment in history, the main threats to prosperity … are the huge uncontained negative spillover effects of regional tensions, conflict, and competing claims to spheres of influence. The most powerful impediment to growth and recovery is not this or that economic imbalance; it is a loss of confidence in the systems that made rising global interdependence possible.' A claim of this sort can’t be quantified – but it worries Spence, and it worries me."
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    Excerpt from Marketplace -- "'Asking for full payment is totally appropriate,' he says. The original owners of a country’s securities are ill-equipped to negotiate when those countries renege on their commitments, and the vultures have the appetite and ability to play hardball. Like vultures in the wild, vulture funds may serve an important ecological purpose. 'They provide in the case of distressed assets a liquidity that simply wouldn’t be there,' he says."
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    Excerpt from Bloomberg Businessweek -- "[Biggs] got to know the insurance business as chairman and chief executive officer of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund, better known as TIAA-CREF, from 1993 to 2002. Now he’s an executive in residence at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the co-editor with Stern economist Matthew Richardson of a new book, Modernizing Insurance Regulation."
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    Excerpt from Reuters -- "A very strong argument for regulatory change is demonstrating that you're valuable, demonstrating that you're creating value for society."
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    Excerpt from OZY -- "After four years when no bank would touch it, Greece was able to borrow abroad by issuing 5-year bonds at 4.75 percent interest, raising 3 billion euros. A booming tourism industry — occupancy rates are up by 25 percent — has helped the economy return to timid growth but doesn’t provide a long-term solution. Foreign investment? Just a dream. 'Greece has not yet convinced investors that it is at a stage of recovery,' says Nicholas Economides, professor of economics at NYU and UC Berkeley."
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    Excerpt from SC Magazine -- "Katharine Kendrick, policy associate at the Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern School of Business, told SCMagazine.com in a Wednesday interview that 'one of the most promising things in the bill is that it adds back in the second on transparency' that didn't appear in the House bill."
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    Excerpt from MarketWatch -- "'This new act would lead to greater price confusion and would be a big step backward,' [Morwitz] says. 'The most important piece of information consumers need to know is how much the air ticket will cost them in total and whether they can afford it,' Morwitz says. Airlines break down the total cost of the ticket during the booking process, she adds."
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    Excerpt from World Economic Forum -- "Sustainable companies also are promoting greater economic participation of women, and combating corruption by embedding rule of law principles in their operations and initiatives. Taking this broader view of business sustainability is important both because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it serves a company’s long-term commercial interests."
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    Excerpt from Forbes -- "Through examining the timing of company news and CEO’s absences from its headquarters, Yermack found that companies’ news frequency level is significantly lower when the CEOs are out of office for vacations. Therefore investors can get valuable signals about upcoming news events by tracking down the company’s corporate jet record and the chief executive’s vacation plan."
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    Excerpt from Mashable -- "'[Amazon] put downward pressure on prices because Amazon was always trying to lower e-book prices. Publishers were always trying to prevent that from happening because it lowered the perceived value of books,' said Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University who specializes in digital economics."
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    Excerpt from IAM Magazine -- "The paper’s authors analysed the prosecution histories of 2.15 million patent applications filed at the USPTO between 1996 and 2005. Overall, of the applications filed in that timeframe, 55.8% resulted in patent grants without the use of continuation procedures. However, Hegde, Carley and Marco also found that allowance rates declined significantly over that time period, from 70% in 1996 to just 40% in 2005."
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    Excerpt from Quartz -- "Compensation plans like these originated in the go-go days of the 1980s, as US corporate raiders perfected the art of the hostile take-over. David Yermack, a finance professor at New York University, says that managers were often loathe to give up their job, even if a deal made sense, so golden parachutes were created to take managers’ personal financial situation out of the picture, so they wouldn’t protect themselves while their companies stumbled."
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    Excerpt from Luxury Daily -- "When Chinese interact with Western retailers, they often complain about translation and shipping issues, miscalculation of prices and fees and inability to pay in RMB. Alipay, a product established in China and designed to respond to the demographic particularities of the Chinese consumer is positioning itself as the only product that can bridge East and West to make online shopping easy and enjoyable. Also, Alipay provides a new opportunity to Western retailers to increase their presence in the Chinese market without having to physically move there."
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    Excerpt from CCTV -- "Susan Stehlik is a Professor of Management Communication at NYU Stern. She says what is key to a business’s success is diversity of all kinds. 'Just because a business is owned by a woman, doesn’t mean it is going to be successful. When you have diverse teams – and the research shows it, experience shows it – you have better decision making because you’re not just reflecting each other’s opinion, you’re actually challenging it.' She says asking the tough questions in business leads to better solutions in an increasingly global and diverse world."
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    Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal -- "The cost of propping up China’s banks in the event of a financial crisis have nearly quadrupled in the past three years to $526.2 billion, the largest of any banking system, according to the latest analysis by the Volatility Laboratory at New York University’s Stern School of Business."
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    Excerpt from Xinhua -- "In the eyes of Thomas J. Sargent, 2011 Nobel laureate in economics, Kashgar as a post along the Silk Road Economic Belt is no less important now than in ancient times. Sargent has visited many countries along the Silk Road, but it was his first time in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region over the weekend, as he attended a two-day international forum on the Silk Road Economic Belt. The forum focused on the development of central Asia."
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    Excerpt from Forbes -- "Best-case corporate uses of Pinterst include a mix of company generated pins (some of prior blog posts), and curated customer generated content the company screens and chooses. Pinterest provides another way to deliver branded content that target customers will want to read, because it can help them in their jobs and personal lives, and is relevant and interesting."
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    Excerpt from Bloomberg -- "Will it work? Probably not. And the same reason why we don't buy products or shop online when we're in a bar, why you're not in a commerce orientation when you're on vogue.com... A lot of stores opened on Facebook in 2012 and the majority of them closed in 2013. We're just not in a buying mood when we're looking at our friends' kids' pictures... What it probably is is a trojan horse to get your credit card number. Because once you have someone's credit card number, you're much further down the funnel in terms of things you can offer them and make it very seamless and frictionless for them to buy something."
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    Excerpt from Forbes -- "Less speculative appraisals suggest a lower number; a fine-mined analysis by Aswath Damodaran, a finance professor who teaches equity valuation at NYU's Stem School of Business, pegged Uber's intrinsic worth at $6 billion."
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    Excerpt from Business Insider -- "While the Fed (or any central bank) does sometimes make generic (and opaque) statements about overall market valuations, it is unusual for it to be this specific about individual sector valuations. In my view, it not only over stepped its bounds but strayed far from its expertise, which is not valuation."


Contact NYU Stern Public Affairs

If you're a member of the press, please contact Stern’s Office of Public Affairs at:

Phone: 212-998-0670
Fax: 212-995-4950
Email: paffairs@stern.nyu.edu

Or contact us directly:

Joanne Hvala, Associate Dean
(212) 998-0995; jhvala@stern.nyu.edu

Jessica Neville, Executive Director
(416) 516-7677; jneville@stern.nyu.edu

Rika Nazem, Director
(212) 998-0678; rnazem@stern.nyu.edu

Carolyn Ritter, Senior Associate Director
(212) 998-0624; critter@stern.nyu.edu

Anna Christensen, Associate Director
(212) 998-0561; achriste@stern.nyu.edu

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