Op-ed Highlights Archive

WEEK OF AUGUST 3

Project Syndicate: Professor Michael Spence analyzes how President Trump's handling of the Covid-19 crisis has impacted his support among independents and moderates ahead of the U.S. 2020 election.
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Seeking Alpha: Professor Baruch Lev asserts that value investing is far from a safeguard in both good and bad times.
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Project Syndicate: Professor Nouriel Roubini revisits threats to the global economy.
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Il Sole 24: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam warns investors to proceed with caution when assuming an unconditional trust in the ability of financial markets to aggregate relevant information efficiently, particularly during a time of crisis.
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WEEK OF JULY 13

Business Insider: Professors Simon Bowmaker and Paul Wachtel argue that even as the coronavirus crisis pulls the Federal Reserve closer to the government, central bank independence has never been more important.
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WEEK OF JULY 6

Fortune: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam suggests that the U.S. needs an act of solidarity, as exemplified by Alexander Hamilton in 1790, to combat the coronavirus budget crisis.
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WEEK OF JUNE 29

Business Today: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam explains why dislocations in the external credit markets could significantly harm India's economy and warns unprecedented efforts may be necessary to remedy these dislocations, prevent future ones, and mitigate their consequences.
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Financial Times: Professor Kim Schoenholtz argues that the U.S. Federal Reserve's plans to keep the results of its forthcoming stress tests for individual banks out of public view will likely prove self-defeating.
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WEEK OF JUNE 22

VOX EU: Professor Viral Acharya asserts that debt is not always 'odious' and alternative policies such as debt ceilings may prove more useful, especially in the midst of the current pandemic.
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World Economic Forum Blog: Business and Society Program Business Ethics Scholar Alison Taylor notes that Covid-19 pandemic has kicked off a new era for workers and outlines four ways it will change business.
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WEEK OF JUNE 15

Bloomberg Quint: Professor Vasant Dhar analyzes the recent U.S. equity market rally and offers advice for post-crisis investing.
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Forbes: Professor Michael Posner writes about the need for more Black voices in the C-suite.
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WEEK OF JUNE 8

HBR: Professor and Undergraduate College Dean Emeritus Geeta Menon and alumna Ellie J. Kyung (PhD '10) offer solutions to help mitigate the effects of informational uncertainty.
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MarketWatch: Center for Business and Human Rights Senior Program Manager Casey O'Connor spotlights how the coronavirus crisis can serve as a catalyst to shake up ESG investing.
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The Hill: Professor Arun Sundararajan writes that the repeal of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) would be a mistake and ultimately disrupt the de facto status of platforms as society's main custodians of the public trust, with dire economic and social consequences.
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Project Syndicate: Professor Nouriel Roubini argues that the newly proposed European recovery fund risks being both politically unpalatable and economically inadequate.
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WEEK OF JUNE 1

Forbes: Professor Michael Posner calls for thoughtful conversation to better define the roles of government, social media platforms and consumers in developing a healthier and less divisive online environment.
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The Washington Post: Professor Scott Galloway lays out a plan to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis.
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La Tribune: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam argues that governments must inject equity into businesses, not debt, to deal with the impending wave of bankruptcy due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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WEEK OF MAY 25

New York Times: Professor Hans Taparia underscores how the Covid-19 pandemic provides universities with an opportunity to reimagine education around the pillars of access and affordability.
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VOX EU: Professor Kim Schoenholtz analyzes the progress towards the completion of the European monetary union and highlights the remaining gaps.
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Harvard Business Review: Professor Steven Altman provides an overview of why the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting globalization; Research from Professor Pankaj Ghemawat is cited.
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Kathimerini: Professor Nicholas Economides writes that after 10 years of crises, Greeks are starting to see a positive impact on their daily lives as a result of the strengthening of institutions in Greece and their harmonization with the European institutions.
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Newsweek: Professors Michael North and Batia Wiesenfeld offer three solutions to prevent Covid-19 from creating an irreversible generational divide.
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Forbes: Professor Michael Posner illustrates how the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to reassess market systems and usher in a new era of longer-term stakeholder capitalism.
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VOX EU: Professor Sabrina Howell examines whether venture-backed innovation is particularly vulnerable to economic downturns.
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WEEK OF MAY 18

Business Insider: Professors Simon Bowmaker and Paul Wachtel address the coronavirus model created by White House economists, noting that politicians should cherish government resources, not disparage them.
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The Hill: Professor Vasant Dhar argues that society can't trust robot operators unless their objective functions and use of data are made transparent to their users.
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Politico: Professor Jonathan Haidt addresses a recent controversy involving The New York Times and explores how the paper's handling of the situation sets precedents for American journalism.
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Seeking Alpha: Professor Baruch Lev writes that while a going concern warning should be an input to investment decisions, it’s not a deal-breaker.
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Business Today: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam suggests that rather than offering debt financing, Indian businesses can be better supported through the direct injection of 'quasi-equity' finance by the government.
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WEEK OF MAY 11

Just-Style: Center for Business and Human Rights Research Director Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Senior Program Manager Natasja Sheriff outline three steps fashion brands can take to help factories reopen safely.
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Forbes: Professor Robert Seamans lays out three policy recommendations to help reduce the digital divide that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The Quint: Professor Michael Posner argues that the coronavirus pandemic should serve as a wake-up call to companies, investors and consumers that outsourcing responsibility for how work is done is not a viable long-term business model.
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WEEK OF MAY 4

Pensions & Investments: Professor Ingo Walter argues that the Covid-19 pandemic has spotlighted the need for governments, companies, investors and lenders to adopt a long-term risk-sensitive mindset.
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Fortune: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam warns that the Covid-19 pandemic has shone a stark light on the dissimilarities between the national economies of European Union members and urges leaders to agree on a new arrangement of mutual aid.
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Project Syndicate: Professor Nouriel Roubini lays out 10 risky trends that he believes threaten to fuel a perfect storm that will impact the entire global economy.
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Project Syndicate: Professor Michael Spence explains how the coronavirus pandemic offers governments and private sector leaders an opportunity to win back the public’s trust.
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WEEK OF APRIL 27

CNBC: Professor Luis Cabral and Professor Deepak Hegde, Director of Stern’s Endless Frontier Labs, assert that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is not effectively stopping job losses and instead recommend that the U.S. government guarantees capped paychecks to all employees for businesses of all sizes in order to preserve a generation of promising ideas and innovation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bloomberg: Lord Mervyn King cautions against “bogus quantification” in deciding the policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and offers insights from his co-authored book, “Radical Uncertainty.”
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Forbes: Professor Michael Posner explains what the Rana Plaza Factory collapse can teach society about Covid-19.
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WEEK OF APRIL 20

The Hill: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam calls for legislative changes to prevent insider trading by public officials.
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Medium: Professor Vasant Dhar highlights the challenges that designers and operators of AI systems face in times of crisis, pointing to his recent research on the Covid-19 pandemic.
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New York Times: Professor Hans Taparia highlights the tremendous public health opportunity that has resulted from Americans cooking at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Seeking Alpha: Professor Baruch Lev cautions that amid the coronavirus crisis investors should take earnings reports from the current quarter with a grain of salt.
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Quartz: Professor Arpit Gupta outlines four possible explanations for why India has so few Covid-19 cases compared to other populous nations.
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The International Economy: Professor Kim Schoenholtz argues that the global financial system will continue to operate on a dollar system for at least the next 10 years.
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Politico: Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett illustrates how the coronavirus pandemic has shown that social companies have the ability to correct disinformation when they choose to.
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Quartz: Center for Business and Human Rights Senior Program Manager Natasja Sheriff and Program Manager Zahra Khan explain the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on low-wage laborers who support large swathes of the global consumer economy.
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Kathimerini: Professor Nicholas Economides shares insights for when and how the U.S. economy should reopen.
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WEEK OF APRIL 13

Forbes: Professor Michael Posner calls for urgent attention and a national strategy to develop both short-term emergency measures and longer-term sustainable models to save local journalism.
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Bloomberg: Professor Marti Subrahmanyam notes that recapitalization with government funding will be substantial in fiscally strong European countries, especially in Germany.
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CNN Business: Professor Arpit Gupta outlines principles that can be utilized by the U.S. government to effectively reduce the length of lockdowns and jumpstart the economy.
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Fortune: Professor Amy Webb offers advice for how event planners should approach rescheduling events for the fall, noting that organizers would be wise to think like a futurist by considering all potential sources of disruption and the coronavirus pandemic’s near-term impacts.
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Brand Equity: Professor Anindya Ghose illustrates how artificial intelligence (AI) and data science can be utilized to combat health pandemics.
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WEEK OF APRIL 6

Forbes: Professor Robert Seamans argues for why stimulus funds should be distributed through mobile payment rather than direct deposit or checks.
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MarketWatch: Professor Viral Acharya and PhD student Manasa Gopal (PhD '20) outline what the government needs to do to ensure the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has the most impact on small businesses suffering from the pandemic.
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Livemint: Professor Anindya Ghose asserts that access to mobile technology is critical for governments to effectively deliver timely and accurate public health information and aid contact tracing to limit the spread of Covid-19.
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Forbes: Professor Michael Posner stresses the need for President Trump to take bold measures to aid in the production, coordination and distribution of essential medical equipment for hospitals nationwide.
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Project Syndicate: Professor Michael Spence argues that social distancing should be regarded as merely the first step in a more comprehensive targeted strategy to combat the spread of Covid-19.
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ProMarket: Professor Yakov Amihud explores alternative solutions to avoid a complete economic shutdown.
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Forbes: Professors Michelle Greenwald and Ronni Burns lay out 11 tips to increase attentiveness, engagement and success in online meetings.
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WEEK OF MARCH 30

MarketWatch: Professor Vasant Dhar explains why his algorithm sees the plunge in the equity market as a good time to buy, even as humans are gripped by fear.
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Seeking Alpha: Professor Baruch Lev examines whether value investing strategies are effective during a crisis.
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Forbes: Professor Michael Posner urges U.S. officials to take responsibility for directing a national effort to produce additional ventilators.
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WEEK OF MARCH 23

City Journal: Professor Arpit Gupta explores how the U.S. can effectively use quarantine efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 and get Americans back to work safely.
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Worth: Professor Tensie Whelan and Center for Sustainable Business Senior Associate Director Sophie Waskow Rifkin explain why the coronavirus is forcing business leaders to rethink the rules of capitalism, noting that business schools are changing how future leaders think about profit and sustainability.
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Forbes: Professor Michael Posner outlines steps he believes the U.S. federal government must follow to effectively fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Vox: Professor Viral Acharya argues that regulators should preserve bank capital by ruling out any capital erosion from dividend payouts or share buybacks.
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