Trump Pushes NAFTA Talks Onto Treacherous New Timeline – 10/01/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses how the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation talks between the United States, Mexico, and Canada are most likely not on track for the ambitious goal of concluding by the end of the year. It will be untimely for Mexico and the US to extend these talks into campaign season in 2018.
Qualtrics Experience Week
Finding Insights in the Most Unlikely Places – 10/01/17
Video clip features Professor David Schonthal as he discusses Ideo, a company where he is a Director in the Business Design Practice. The organization specializes in design and innovation consulting, and Schonthal says, “At Ideo we think of design as a way of looking at the world and a way of solving problems, which is putting people first.”
Three Reasons Why Culture Efforts Fail – 09/27/17
Article takes a look at why company leaders should not respond to potential disruption with a scramble to overhaul their business, according to Adjunct Professor Cesare Mainardi and his research collaborators. To foster long-term growth, leaders should focus on the benefits of changing company culture.
Harvard Business Review
How to Navigate a Turf War at Work – 09/27/17
Article takes a look at navigating assumptions of who is in charge in the workplace, noting Professor Jeanne Brett’s research that shows in workplace negotiations over authority, one should not get angry, rather “you should go in with ‘an attitude of innovation’” and try to find a way in which everyone can take something satisfying away. Professor Brian Uzzi also adds that one should try to project, “I’m open-minded. I’m a team player. We all want what’s best for the organization.”
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Trump, GOP unveil framework of plan to revamp, simplify tax code – 09/27/17
Article explains the first major revamp of the nation’s tax code in three decades presented by Trump and congressional Republicans, noting that this code would cut levies for corporations, simplify everyone’s brackets and almost double the standard deduction used by most Americans. Visiting Professor Ben Harris notes that “middle-class families get almost nothing” out of the plan.
Are we offering kids too many choices? – 09/27/17
Article highlights research by Professor Michal Maimaran that explores “how an abundance of choice affects children, and in particular, how having so many affects how engaged they are with the option they ultimately choose.” She found that there can be negative consequences to giving children lots of options, mainly that in the end they spend less time engaged with their choice than when they pick from a smaller set.
How the London License Ban Could Help Uber’s New CEO – 09/25/17
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer explores the Uber license ban in London, noting that this could be an unexpected gift for the new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Instead of going to court over the ban, the CEO could accept the ban in return for an opportunity “to prove his seriousness about changing the company’s culture and business practices.”
New York Times
When a Drug Coupon Helps You but Hurts Fellow Citizens – 09/25/17
Article discusses how using coupons that cause consumers to switch away from a generic drug, with an overall lower cost, to a brand-name drug may be playing a role in raising drug spending and premiums for others. According to a study co-written by Research Assistant Professor Christopher Ody, “the coupons for drugs with generic competition are responsible for several billion dollars of additional drug spending per year.”
Which country has the best healthcare? – 09/23/17
Video clip features Professor Craig Garthwaite following up from an article published last week that asked experts in health care and economics to rate various national health care systems. Garthwaite gives explanations for the choices he and the other panelists made, as they awarded Switzerland with the best system.
The New York Times
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable – 09/19/17
Article explains the sharp contrast between the fast rising price of health insurance premiums in many marketplaces and the remarkably stable cost over the past year of coverage for the large number of people who are insured through their jobs. About 151 million people are covered through their employer, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on “a remarkable stubborn stability” that characterizes the insurance environment for many companies.