Op-ed Highlights Archive

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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