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  • Twitter IPO Offers Banks an Entree to Spoils
    October 29, 2013
    “Each IPO by itself might seem like it's a small fee. But if a banker has been selected to do Twitter, they're more likely to get the next deal," Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on IPO fees.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • 'Chemistry Of Fear' VIDEO Explains Science Behind Brain's Response To Dangerous Situations
    October 29, 2013
    “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm. We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain," Abigail Marsh, assistant professor of psychology, on what is happening in the brain when we feel fear.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • Short-Term Insurance Skirts Health Law To Cut Costs
    October 29, 2013
    “I am concerned that health insurers will try to ... sell people coverage that yes, may come with a cheaper sticker price, but that may expose them to significant financial risks down the line,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the risks of short-term medical plans.
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    Source: NPR

  • The chemistry of fear explained
    October 29, 2013
    “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm ... We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain.” Abigail Marsh, assistant professor of psychology, on how the brain processes fear.
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    Source: Fox News

  • Another Reason Not to Hire Larry Ellison
    October 25, 2013
    "We thought that might translate to a corporate setting, where a frugal CEO might have stronger systems and controls and better monitoring in place," Robert Davidson, MSB professor, on how personal frugality plays a role in recruiting top executives.
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    Source: Inc.com

  • Health Insurance Options Aren’t Limited to Government Exchanges
    October 25, 2013
    “You’re not guaranteed coverage with these plans, so insurers can deny your application if you’re sick,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on purchasing health plans outside of the Obama administration’s exchanges.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Big insurers avoid many state health exchanges
    October 21, 2013
    “The quality will be comparable because they have to meet a minimum threshold (for) the basics of the plans. It's really around the pricing that competition can play a role," Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on comparisons between insurance carriers on the government exchanges.
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    Source: USA Today

  • Paying cash for healthcare: High-deductible insurance soars in popularity
    October 19, 2013
    “The argument is that consumers need skin in the game because they are getting too much healthcare. If you make them feel pain, they will spend less,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on employer shifts to high-deductible healthcare plans.
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    Source: Courier Journal

  • Sen. Ted Cruz says premiums have gone 'up and up and up' for 'virtually every person'
    October 16, 2013
    “These folks' premiums pre-ACA were kept low because plans were able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. We're now moving to a system that doesn't discriminate and that means that yes, some people might have to pay more,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the idea that young people will pay more under Obamacare.
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    Source: Politifact

  • Maryland's Health Exchange Is Reportedly Beset By Troubles, 'Looks Like Something A College Kid May Have Put Together'
    October 13, 2013
    “Maryland had been seen as ahead of the pack. But now we're pointing to Kentucky as one of the only states moving smoothly. If this goes on another month, some policy decisions on open enrollment will need to be made,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how technological trouble will affect healthcare enrollment deadlines.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • What keeps women from running for top elected offices?
    October 10, 2013
    “Political leadership qualities like being strong, direct and tough are considered male qualities. Women face a double bind in that you need to show yourself as tough and confident but still retain feminine qualities without appearing weak,” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on how voters react to women candidates.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Examining affordability of health care via more accessible new exchanges
    October 2, 2013
    “Certainly, for people who are trying to buy health insurance on the marketplace today or before these reforms go into effect, they're going to get a better deal, a better value on these exchanges than they can possibly get in the individual market today,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the value of new health care exchanges.
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    Source: PBS Newshour

  • Who's listening? Obama Calls For Last Minute Solution on Budget Bill
    September 30, 2013
    “So even though the party as a whole may be blamed, individual Republicans may be very secure in their constituency and may continue to resist any sort of compromise,” Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on party responses to the government shut-down.
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    Source: Voice of Russia

  • Expert FAQ: What Should Investors Know about Equity Crowdfunding?
    September 23, 2013
    “One of the big challenges is ‘What will the exit look like for investors?’ The secondary market for the crowdfunded shares will be very thin, so it will be hard for investors to exit when they desire. I suspect that additional funding rounds will provide some exit opportunities for firms that do another round of funding,” James Angel, MSB professor, on obstacles to equity crowdfunding.
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    Source: Nerd Wallet

  • Guantanamo Ethics
    September 6, 2013
    “It's kind of a moral abyss. And I think there is definitely war fatigue, and the national public interest has deadened a bit to the issues that are alive. But it's not one that should be ignored,” Nancy Sherman, professor of philosophy, on Obama’s promise to shut down Guantanamo Bay.
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    Source: PBS Religion and Ethics Weekly

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