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  • Facebook, Google CEOs weigh in on NSA controversy
    June 7, 2013
    "These requests come with a gag order that doesn't allow anyone within the firm to tell anyone outside the firm or anyone else within the firm," Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business, on allegations that Facebook and Google executives have provided the NSA and FBI with direct access to their information.
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  • Governance is Key for Chinese IPO Success in U.S., Experts Say
    June 5, 2013
    “Especially for Chinese companies, they need to prove they do have strong governance and are willing to adopt higher governance requirements in the U.S. That can be quite satisfying for large institutional investors,” Reena Aggarwal, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on whether Chinese companies will have success breaking into US capital markets.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Moms are top earners in 4 out of 10 households – and they could use more help
    May 29, 2013
    “What is concerning is that this rise in women breadwinners has not been matched with an increase in access to childcare at work or childcare benefits. Less than 10% of workplaces in the U.S. offer childcare onsite or subsidize childcare." Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on the need for more family-friendly policies in the workplace.
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    Source: NBC Latino

  • The political fallout of natural disasters
    May 26, 2013
    “Multiple studies indicate that when incumbents act in voters’ interests in the wake of a disaster, they are rewarded with increased support. After disasters, people rise to the occasion, and so do voters,” Dan Hopkins, professor of government, writes in The Washington Post Wonkblog.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Here’s the economic advice Congress is getting on immigration
    May 10, 2013
    “We know that as a result of the legalization and eventual citizenship after 13 years, there would be a 25 percent gain in earnings and in income that would increase, of course, the tax revenues that we would be obtaining from this population. So legalization in itself is something that we would contribute to solve some of our fiscal issues," Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, in her testimony to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on the economics of immigration, cited by the Washington Post.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Charting Pre-K's Value for All
    May 7, 2013
    "Many studies show that high-quality pre-K programs can improve outcomes for disadvantaged children in the short run and generate favorable returns for taxpayers in the long run." Bill Gormley, professor of public policy, in an op-ed for Education Week on the value of universal preschool.
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    Source: Education Week

  • Oklahoma offers pre-K model for nation
    May 4, 2013
    "Students who participated in the school-based pre-K program in Tulsa are substantially ahead of their peers in every respect: nine months ahead in reading skills, seven months ahead in writing skills, and five months ahead in math skills." Bill Gormley, professor of public policy, on a decade-long study he led that examined Oklahoma pre-K.
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    Source: CBS News

  • Could Immigration Reform Plan Hurt Black Workers?
    April 29, 2013
    "The immigration bill actually tries to limit the new flow to try to make legal channels more attractive than illegal channels...and lifting up those seven million workers who are already undocumented, I think would help the situation," Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on issues surrounding the bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced this month.
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    Source: NPR

  • The GOP-Fox Circus Act
    April 29, 2013
    "If the Republican Party wants to make an ideological shift, if they want to modify their vision on immigration, say, it matters a lot if Fox commentators and management are willing to go along with that," Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on the dynamics between the GOP and Fox News.
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    Source: The Nation

  • Legalization vs. citizenship the main hurdle in immigration reform, expert says
    April 9, 2013
    "They're already contributors, and what's important to understand is that if this group of undocumented workers and people living in the U.S. become legalized, there's going to be an even greater benefit." Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on the benefit to the U.S. economy of legalization for illegal immigrants.
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    Source: Voice of Russia

  • Could a Fast Food Strike Work?
    April 9, 2013
    "Decades ago, strikes were very common, but the number of strikes has diminished considerably as companies and managers have made it clear they are willing to replace workers," Douglas McCabe, MSB professor, on the unlikely success of the NYC fast food restaurant labor strike.
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    Source: CNN Money

  • tripping Dimon Of Chairman Role Is Overkill, A Bad Move For JPM
    April 8, 2013
    “It’s less popular to take the chairman role away from someone once they’re already holding it," Jason D. Schloetzer, MSB professor, on JPMorgan's choice to take away CEO Jamie Dimon's chairman responsibilities.
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    Source: Forbes

  • Money Funds, Waiting for the Fog to Lift
    April 6, 2013
    "There is a huge overhang of uncertainty for the industry right now. Eventually, the S.E.C. is going to do something. The question is, what will that be?,” James J. Angel, MSB professor, on the short-term market outlook for money funds.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Job-seeking teens might get a break this summer
    April 3, 2013
    “Young people have been hit the hardest by all this,” Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on the impact of the weak economy on our youngest generation of workers.
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    Source: NBC News

  • New Data Steer Immigration Debate and Policy
    April 2, 2013
    “There’s been a lot of work and data generated in recent years proving the opposite – that immigration in fact provides benefits to the economy,” Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on the historical focus on immigration as a cost and burden to the economy.
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    Source: Fox Business

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