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Former Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers in conversation with Prof. Janice Eberly

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Larry Summers delivers the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy

The former Secretary of the Treasury spoke with Kellogg’s Janice Eberly

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Shopify, Breitbart, And The B2B Boycotts That Are Dragging Brands Into Politics

02/23/17 – FastCompany
Article discusses how boycotts have been transformed in the Trump era, quoting Professor Brayden King on how boycotts are rarely effective in getting customers to change their behavior.

Here’s What Trump Should Do to Make Health Care More Affordable

02/22/17 – Fortune
Article by Professor Amanda Starc discusses how the legislation that emerges from repealing or replacing Obamacare must emphasize improvements on the “supply side” as well as promote pilot programs to test how best to control costs while continuing to deliver quality care.

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Kellogg announces 2017 Youn Impact Scholars

02/16/17 – Diverse group embody spirit and social action of award’s namesake

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Tennessee Hints at Chaos If Republicans Leave Obamacare in Limbo

02/16/17 – Bloomberg
Article explains how at least 40,000 people in the Knoxville area may have no health plans to pick from in the ACA’s markets after insurer Humana Inc. opted to pull out from all 11 states where it still sell plans in 2018, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how if insurers make the decision that the markets aren’t a good business opportunity, that’ll undermine the system.

MacArthur names 8 semifinalists for $100 million grant

02/15/17 – Chicago Tribune
Article discusses the eight semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million grant challenge, quoting Professor Kara Palamountain, who is a semifinalist along with her Rice University-led team that proposed a project that would develop and deploy technologies to help premature infants born in Africa survive.

Trump boycotts leave companies caught in the crossfire

02/03/17 – CBC News
Despite the fact that the new administration has only been in power for nearly two weeks, there has been no shortage of controversy. Consumers have been active in boycotting companies, policies, and using the power of their wallet to show their reluctance to comply the new administration's policies. Brayden King, Chair at the Kellogg School of Management, spoke about the recent controversy regarding Uber and the new administration. "It created an opportunity for activists to make some noise," King said. "Uber was the opportunity, not the target itself."

Contest For Biz Students Is All About Umbilical Cords

02/02/17 – NPR
Article explains that at the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Competition, MBA students came up with plans to get moms and dads to use an antiseptic on the cord stump to ward off infection, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on the ideas and solutions generated from the competition.

Success and Failure in the Insurance Exchanges

02/01/17 – The New England Journal of Medicine
The article about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the Trump administration is co-authored by Professor Craig Garthwaite.

Trump Spoils Pharma Chiefs With No More Bad News on Drug Pricing

01/31/17 – Bloomberg
Article discusses Trump’s recent meeting with various heads of pharmaceutical companies, insisting that the drug makers shift manufacturing to the U.S., and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on how moving factories to the U.S. is not going to save money.

A Kellogg MBA Creates Real-Time Tracking For A Trillion-Dollar Industry

01/31/17 – Poets & Quants
Article profiles Kellogg alumnus and entrepreneur Matt Elenjickal, who founded FourKites after graduation. He says his time at Kellogg provided him with “the 3C’s that every entrepreneur is looking for”: capital, connections, and customers, and praises the support of the Zell Fellowship during his time as a student.

Beware Of False Claims That Obamacare Repeal Will Kill Thousands Of Americans

01/30/17 – Forbes
Article cites research by Professor David Dranove, which says that if a regression model does not include all possible factors that might predict mortality, and just one of these omitted factors is correlated with insurance status, then the reported coefficient on insurance status is biased.

This Kellogg MBA Is Revolutionizing K-8 Education

01/27/17 – Poets & Quants
Article features Kellogg alum Sidharth Kakkar’s education start-up, Front Row Education, which is revolutionizing K-8 education with online programming and has seen remarkable growth in the two years since its launch.

It’s the Drug Industry’s Turn to Tremble Before Trump

01/12/17 – Bloomberg
Article explains how U.S. taxpayers and patients essentially subsidize the drug industry, yet there is a huge payoff for the system, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how subsidies have also made the U.S. a cradle of biopharmaceutical innovation. “As a country, I don’t think we’re really there yet that we want some of these innovations to not be available to people.”

The Trump Era Corporate Boycott

01/09/17 – The New Yorker
This article discusses the new challenges companies face today in the Trump political climate. Numerous companies including Pepsi and New Balance have fallen victim to boycotts due to comments that have made about Trump and politics. The article noted that company boycotts have occurred throughout history, however, the boycotts taking place now because of Trump comments are not driven by things relevant to the companies' business practices. The article highlights the work of Professor Brayden King who studied high-profile boycotts between 1990 and 2005 and found that, amongst other findings, "a company's stock price fell, on average, every day that the boycott was in the news."

In Age Of Trump, B-Schools Brace For Upheaval

12/29/16 – Poets and Quants
Professor Craig Garthwaite is featured in Poets & Quants on the November election's impact on the ACA landscape.

Our Favorite MBA Startups Of 2016

12/29/16 – Poets & Quants
Article discusses the publication’s favorite ventures from 2016, highlighting Kellogg alum Andrew Youn’s One Acre Fund, a nonprofit that loans money to small rural farmers, and trains them in farming techniques.

United Way Searches for Its Place in a World of One-Click Giving

12/23/16 – The New York Times
Article discusses how United Way chapters are left scrambling to prove they are addressing the causes that matter most to people in their communities, quoting Professor Megan Kashner on the “identified victim effect,” which posits that many donors prefer to help individuals who are not anonymous.

The 12 best opinion pieces of 2016

12/22/16 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Professor Craig Garthwaite’s article on EpiPen drug pricing was named one of the top 12 opinion articles published in Crain’s in 2016.

Rigging Charge Exposes One Reason for Inexplicable Drug Pricing

12/16/16 – Bloomberg
Article explores the topic of drug pricing, noting that inexplicable pricing is widespread in the U.S. market for generic antibiotics. Since 2012, list prices for tetracycline, which treats pneumonia and urinary tract infections, have soared to 170 times the old price. “It’s a market failure,” says Professor Craig Garthwaite.

The Growing Demand For Social Impact Education

12/12/16 – Poets & Quants: We See Genius
Article by Professor Liz Livingston Howard discusses how universities are rising to the call of more social enterprise education.