X Marks the Knot – 07/09/16
Article discusses the merits of designing voting systems from an economic point of view and references Professor Mark Satterthwaite’s research, which showed that every common electoral system – even those in which voters can rank their preferences – is distorted by tactical voting.
China's New Worry: Outsourcing – 07/07/16
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin discusses Chinese officials’ new concern: outsourcing. Officials are encouraging companies in the southern and eastern parts of China, where wages and other production costs are highest, to move their production facilities inland, where costs are lower, rather than outsourcing to countries such as Vietnam.
Do We Really Want Democracy – 07/05/16
Article by Professor Phil Kotler says that Democracy requires free speech, free press, free assembly and the rule of law and notes his forthcoming book: Democracy in Decline, Rebuilding the Future.
Key to Success: Leading business school work to diversify student bodies – 06/30/16
Article quotes Chief Diversity Officer Anise Wiley-Little on Kellogg’s efforts to serve as a model for inclusive leadership. “Through their groundbreaking work, our faculty are furthering the conversation about the significance of diversity and inclusion within organizations and teams,” she said.
Poets & Quants
The B-School Impact Investing Uprising – 06/27/16
Article discusses the increasing focus on impact investing at top business schools, noting relevant Kellogg courses such as Early Stage Impact Investing and Micro-Finance and the Role of Financial Institutions in Development.