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March 21, 2017

Mobileye: An Entry – Not an Exit

by Sharon Udasin | The Jerusalem Post

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres discusses the recent partnership between Intel and Mobileye, an Israeli company known for high-tech development of autonomous vehicle and driver assistance computer systems.

Lan Xue '90, MA '91

March 2, 2017

Lan Xue '90, MA '91 to Receive 2017 Brandeis IBS Dean's Medal, Address Students at Commencement

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres '76 to deliver faculty remarks at ceremony

Interim Dean Peter Petri shares news that Brandeis University and International Business School (IBS) alumnus to receive Dean's Medal at 2017 Diploma Ceremony as part of Brandeis University's Commencement weekend.

Catherine Mann

March 1, 2017

Catherine Mann to Speak at Brandeis IBS on March 8

Catherine Mann, Chief Economist of the OECD, will speak at Brandeis IBS on March 8th as part of the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance's spring speaker series.

Photo by Davide Bonazzi

February 17, 2017

Expanding Your Comfort Zone

by Samantha Mocle | Brandeis Magazine

Does the prospect of networking at a conference or making small talk between business meetings make you want to curl up in a fetal position? Professor Andy Molinsky talks with Brandeis Magazine about his new book, aimed at individuals seeking to come out of their comfort zone.

February 6, 2017

Brandeis International Business School Programs Achieve STEM Classification

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today that the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA), PhD in International Economics and Finance and one concentration within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are now distinguished as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designated programs.


February 6, 2017

Abe to Tout Japan's U.S. Investment Plans in Trump Meeting

by Mitsuru Obe | The Wall Street Journal

Interim Dean Peter Petri weighs in on potential direction of meeting discussions between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump.

February 2, 2017

Don't Let Imposter Syndrome Derail You at Work. You Got This.

by Andy Molinsky | The Boston Globe

Professor Andy Molinsky, Author of REACH and Global Dexterity, shares advice on how to advance your career by overcoming imposter syndrome.

Abandoned: graffiti artists outside a disused Detroit factory © Getty Images

January 25, 2017

Davos Elite Needs to Heed Wrath of the 'Left Behind'

by Chris Giles | Financial Times

The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance (On Leave) Dr. Catherine L. Mann comments on generating more responsive economies.

January 20, 2017

Free Yourself from What You "Should" Be Doing

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky, Author of REACH, talks about the difference between compliance and comfort in the workplace and in everyday routines.

Professor Nader Habibi

January 5, 2017

There's A Battle in Iran Over the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Business Empire

by Nader Habibi and Eric Lob | The Washington Post

Professor Nader Habibi discusses the relationship between Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country's economy.

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Stephen Cecchetti Receives Honorary Doctorate from Unibas

January 4, 2017

University of Basel Awards Professor Steve Cecchetti with Honorary Doctorate

Cecchetti recognized for contributions to business and economics, work with Bank for International Settlements

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Professor Steve Cecchetti was awarded an honorary doctorate from the faculty of business and economics at the University of Basel at the institution’s 556th Dies Academicus in November 2016.

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December 29, 2016

The 10 Most Remarkable Deals - and Busts - of 2016

by Ben Gomes-Casseres | PBS NewsHour

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres highlights new mergers, partnerships and business busts from the past year.

Professor Andy Molinsky

December 13, 2016

LinkedIn Top Voices 2016: The 10 Must-Know Writers in Education

by Maya Pope-Chappell | LinkedIn

Professor Andy Molinsky is named as a leading expert and writer on LinkedIn's 2016 list of top education authors.

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December 9, 2016

Sorry, Donald Trump: Amazon Dominates, But It's No Monopoly

by Davey Alba | Wired

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, an expert on business alliances, contributes to an evaluation of Amazon's behavior and market status in light of suggestions that it could qualify as a monopoly.

Innovation Showcase

November 29, 2016

Brandeis Innovators Seek to Make an Impact

by Christina Moores | BrandeisNOW

The second annual Brandeis Innovation Showcase captured the deep entrepreneurial spirit on campus across a variety of disciplines and areas of the University, including faculty and student projects at Brandeis IBS.

Professor Andy Molinsky

November 17, 2016

3 Secrets For Getting Out of Stuff You Just Don't Have Time to Do

by Andy Molinsky | Inc.

Professor Andy Molinsky explores ways of comfortably saying "no" to free up time and lighten your load.


November 16, 2016

Mapping Frontier Economies

by Aldo Musacchio and Eric Werker | Harvard Business Review

Professor Aldo Musacchio looks at opportunities in low-income, high-risk countries - known as "frontier markets" in the latest issue of Harvard Business Review.

Shattering Glass Ceilings

November 16, 2016

Shattering Glass Ceilings: A Panel’s Perspective

Five takeaways to help you become a World Ready Woman

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) convened a panel of accomplished Brandeis alumnae and faculty for a dynamic, multigenerational conversation on women in business and economics.


October 31, 2016

Reinventing the Feedback Sandwich

by Andy Molinsky

Is there just one approach to giving professional feedback? Professor Andy Molinsky explores variants on the traditional "feedback sandwich."


October 19, 2016

Adapting Your Organizational Processes to a New Culture

by Andy Molinsky and Robin Moriarty | Harvard Business Review

Organizational behavior can be difficult to adapt to new companies or new business cultures. Professor Andy Molinsky shares insight on how to proactively make those transitions seamless.


October 11, 2016

Why Your Partnership Contract is Too Important to be Left to The Lawyers

by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres shares the importance of contract theory as related to joint ventures, alliances, supply relationships and this year's Nobel prize winners in economics.

Professor Nader Habibi

October 6, 2016

Joblessness in the Middle East

Top of Mind with Julie Rose | BYU Radio

Professor Nader Habibi discusses the concept of overeducation and the social and political impact it could have in the Middle East.


September 22, 2016

Helping Foreign Students Speak Up

by Andy Molinsky | Inside Higher Ed

Professor Andy Molinsky shares tips on helping international students come out of their cultural comfort zone in the classroom.


September 9, 2016

When to Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

It's important to stretch outside of your comfort zone, but does that mean you can never retreat back? Professor Andy Molinsky points out a number of situations in which it makes perfect sense to stay within comfortable behavior boundaries.


September 9, 2016

Four Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd to Get Your First Financial Services Job

by Marcia Katz | eFinancialCareers

Director of Career Development Marcia Katz shares tips for recent graduates, current students to land their first job in financial services.

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres

August 23, 2016

Pfizer to Acquire Medivation for $14 Billiion

by Carolyn Y. Johnson | The Washington Post

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, an expert on business combinations, mergers and acquisitions, compares the recent Pfizer-Medivation deal to a previous proposed merger with Allergan.

Graddy Petri Announcement

August 15, 2016

Senior Faculty Appointed to Leadership Positions at Brandeis International Business School

Peter Petri, the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance and a Senior Fellow of the East-West Center, has been appointed interim dean of Brandeis International Business School. Kathryn Graddy, the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics, has been named senior associate dean.

Shaw Lupton

August 11, 2016

5 Questions with Shaw Lupton, Managing Consultant at CoStar Portfolio Strategy

by Urban Land Institute Boston

Brandeis alumnus and adjunct professor Shaw Lupton discusses the future of real estate in Q&A with ULI Boston/New England.

Steve Cecchetti

August 11, 2016

Q&A: What Record Low Interest Rates Mean for Savers, Economy

by The Associated Press

Professor Steve Cecchetti shares the thought process and results behind record-low interest rates.

Getty Image - Federal Reserve

August 2, 2016

Does the Federal Reserve Need Reforming?

by Sabri Ben-Achour | Marketplace

Professor Steve Cecchetti discusses influence and impact of bankers on the Federal Reserve System. Listen to the radio segment or read a brief synopsis.

Professor Nader Habibi

August 1, 2016

How Will Turkey's Failed Coup and Massive Purge Affect its Economic Future?

by Nader Habibi | The Conversation

Professor Nader Habibi explores the economic, social and political impact of the recent failed coup in Turkey.

Professor Andy Molinsky

August 1, 2016

If You're Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won't Learn Anything

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky shares tips for coming out of your comfort zone and ultimately finding success in the process.

Professor Aldo Musacchio

August 1, 2016

As Olympics Approach, Brazil is Feeling the Weight of the World

by Shira Springer | The Boston Globe

Professor Aldo Musacchio shares input on economic impact of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shaw Lupton

July 12, 2016

2016's Best Large Cities to Live In: Ask the Experts

by Richie Bernardo | WalletHub

Professor Shaw Lupton shares advice on buying and renting in a big city, and what factors to consider when picking a location to settle in.

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July 12, 2016

Don't Sell a Dull Market Short

by Mark Hulbert | USA TODAY

Professor Blake LeBaron discusses the correlation between stock market trading volume and price.

Professor Aldo Musacchio

July 8, 2016

These Are The Brutal Emergency Measures it Would Take to Pull Venezuela Back From Total Collapse Right Now

by Ana Campoy | Quartz

Professor Aldo Musacchio contributes to a conversation on Venezuela's economic state, suggesting an internal plan to overhaul its own economy.

Iran Air Photo

June 30, 2016

Why Iran's Anti-American Hardliners Want to Buy US-Made Boeings for Iran Air

by Nader Habibi | The Conversation

Professor Nader Habibi discusses the impact of the "normalization" of US-Iran economic ties on int'l business strategy.

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June 30, 2016

What's Behind These Big Merger Deal Busts?

by Ben Gomes-Casseres | PBS NewsHour

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres cites Louis Brandeis' teachings on the "curse" of big business in examining recent merger failures.

Andy Molinsky

June 27, 2016

Beat These Four Parenting Stressors

by Kara Baskin | Jewish Boston

Professor Andy Molinsky explains how to break out of your comfort zone for better parenting.

Ben Gomes-Casseres

June 26, 2016

What We Can Learn From Merger Deals That Never Happened

by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

What's the deal behind failed deals? Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres shares lessons learned from mergers that never came to fruition.

Image courtesy Harvard Business Review

June 15, 2016

Is the LinkedIn Acquisition Microsoft's Attempt to Build Its Own Alphabet?

by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres speculates on the rationale, trajectory and potential innovation behind the recent deal.

Andy Molinsky

June 13, 2016

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

by Andy Molinsky and Melissa Hahn | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky offers tips on turning a short business trip into a meaningful, cross-cultural exploration.

Ben Gomes-Casseres - Mike Lovett

May 19, 2016

Put Your Mind To Work

by Ben Gomes-Casseres '76 | BrandeisNOW

Knowledge alone won't change the world. For that, you need an app, says Gomes-Casseres.

Staples - The Boston Globe

May 12, 2016

After Merger With Office Depot Dies, Staples Shareholders Revolt

by Megan Woolhouse and Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe

Professor Benjamin-Casseres shares insight into the aftermath of the unsuccessful Staples-Office Depot merger.

Ben Gomes-Casseres Flickr

May 12, 2016

Antitrust in the Age of Amazon

by Rachel Adams | The New York Times

Professor Benjamin-Casseres talks competition, strategy for businesses in the office supply industry, including Staples, Office Depot and Amazon.

Peter Petri

March 24, 2016

How Trump's Hard Line on Trade Could Backfire

by Bob Davis | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Peter Petri discusses the potential economic impact of Republican candidate Donald Trump's trade proposals.

Professor Andy Molinsky

March 21, 2016

5 Tips for Managing Successful Overseas Assignments

by Andy Molinsky and Melissa Hahn | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky provides tips for maximizing the ROI of overseas assignments.

Kate Goldfield and Viola Morse

March 17, 2016

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Kate Goldfield and Viola Morse

The associate dean and director of Administration and Student Services share their insights on what it takes to succeed.

MBA Program Director Grace Zimmerman

March 10, 2016

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with MBA Program Director Grace Zimmerman - PART 2

"I believe that women will be fully liberated when men are also liberated and when both care about work-life balance equally."

MBA Program Director Grace Zimmerman

March 9, 2016

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with MBA Program Director Grace Zimmerman - PART 1

"When companies don’t recognize that and think women should behave just like men, they inadvertently undermine the value that we can bring."

March 8, 2016

The One Thing That Will Get More Women in the C-Suite

by Kate R. Salop | Fortune

On International Women's Day 2016, Senior Administrative Dean Kate Salop calls for advancements, increase in opportunities for women in business to achieve gender parity.

Professor Andy Molinsky

February 23, 2016

5 Key Mistakes When Delivering Bad News

by Andy Molinsky | LinkedIn

Delivering bad news can get emotional for managers. Professor Andy Molinsky identifies five common pitfalls to avoid.

February 18, 2016

Practice for Tough Situations as You'd Practice a Sport

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky advises that in order "to learn soft skills in a way that truly prepares us for what we’ll face when it really matters, we can take a few lessons from a different arena where learning, development, and performance are essential: professional sports."

Dean Bruce Magid

February 18, 2016

Venezuela Taking Tiny Steps Toward Fixing Economy

by Hannah Dreier | Associated Press

Can Venezuela's economy be saved? Or is it too little, too late? Dean Magid shares his perspective on the country's situation.

February 11, 2016

Mastering the Sport of Global Business Communication

by Andy Molinsky | LinkedIn

Professor Molinsky draws inspiration from the world of sports to provide tips on successful global business communication.

AP Photo - Habibi NPR Article

January 27, 2016

As Sanctions on Iran Are Lifted, Many U.S. Business Restrictions Remain

by Jim Zarroli | NPR

According to Professor Nader Habibi, many European firms are eager to enter into Iranian markets looking for partnership and investment opportunities following the lifting of nuclear sanctions.

Flint Water Crisis - Getty Photo from Fortune

January 27, 2016

What Flint's Water Crisis Means for the Future of U.S. Cities

by Daniel Bergstresser | Fortune

Professor Daniel Bergstresser discusses the lessons U.S. cities can learn from the Flint Water Crisis, urges officials to invest in national infrastructure upgrades.

President Obama - Getty Images

January 26, 2016

Modeling the Economic Impact of the TPP

by Tracey Samuelson | Marketplace

Professor Peter Petri helped develop an economic model to project the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Hear how it works, starting with the push of a button.

TPP Map from NYT

January 26, 2016

Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, But Not Jobs Overall, Study Says

by Jackie Calmes | The New York Times

A new study from Professor Peter Petri and Michael G. Plummer of Johns Hopkins University projects the impact of the TPP on U.S. jobs, imports, exports, and more.

January 25, 2016

'Landmark' Pacific Rim Trade Deal Could Boost U.S. Exports

by David Nakamura and Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post

Professor Peter Petri discusses potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the U.S. economy.

AP Photo - LA Times Article

January 20, 2016

Where are Iran's Billions in Frozen Assets, and How Soon Will it Get Them Back?

by Matt Pearce | Los Angeles Times

Professor Nader Habibi weighs in on the impact of lifted nuclear sanctions in Iran on its frozen funds.

January 17, 2016

Is There a Global Business Code?

by Andy Molinsky | LinkedIn

Professor Molinsky discusses "global business code” -- a distinct, recognizable blend of many different cultural styles all rolled into one.

January 12, 2016

How to Manage Cultural Differences in Global Teams

by Ellen Sheng | Fast Company

Professor Andy Molinsky shares tips on how to adapt work culture to fix common areas of conflict within global teams.

Professor George Hall

January 8, 2016

America, Its Public Debt and the World Economy

by Julian Cardillo '14 | BrandeisNOW

Professor George Hall calculates the impact of America's debt on the international economy and U.S. domestic policy.

January 7, 2016

Pacific Trade Pact Set to Give Big Boost to Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia

by William Mauldin | Wall Street Journal

A new study from Professor Peter Petri on the Trans-Pacific Partnership is featured in The Wall Street Journal.

November 4, 2015

Pursuing Business Education Diplomacy

Dean Bruce Magid and Board Co-Chair Alan Hassenfeld advocate for business education diplomacy in Cuba

Nidhiya Menon in the Field

August 17, 2015

Pencil or Paycheck?

by Samantha Mocle

Professor Nidhiya Menon studies the role of child labor in developing countries.

Municipal Finance Conference 2015

August 14, 2015

Fourth Annual Municipal Finance Conference Focuses on Emerging Issues, Opportunities for Research

The conference brought together more than 100 academics, practitioners, regulators and issuers.

Longwood Medical Center (Courtesy The Real Reporter)

July 27, 2015

JLL/Brandeis: Healthcare Buys into Retail

by Joe Clements | The Real Reporter (subscription required, p.10)

A new JLL/Brandeis International Business School report studying healthcare reform’s impact on the Massachusetts real estate realm is discussed in The Real Reporter.

July 22, 2015

Five Ways Healthcare Reform Will Affect Healthcare Real Estate

News Release | JLL

Research from Brandeis International Business School and JLL finds Healthcare Reform will define the future of healthcare real estate.

Dan Bergstresser

July 17, 2015

Is Puerto Rico the Next Greece?

by Julian Cardillo '14 | BrandeisNOW

Professor Daniel Bergstresser weighs in on the latest debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

John Ballantine

June 23, 2015

Geopolitics of Oil Production and its Environmental and Economic Impact

by Julian Cardillo '14 | BrandeisNOW

Professor John Ballantine discusses the current oil marketplace.

June 22, 2015

The MiF can offer an edge over the CFA

by Rebecca Knight | The Financial Times

Brandeis IBS Professor Dan Bergstresser offers insight in FT article on benefits of a Masters in Finance degree as a career stepping-stone or alternative to the CFA.

May 21, 2015

Jens Hilscher and Michael McKay win Brandeis IBS Teaching Awards

by Jarret Bencks | BrandeisNOW

The full-time and adjunct awards were presented during commencement weekend.

FT Biz Ed Photo

May 4, 2015

US Business Schools set their sights on Cuba

Jonathan Moules | Financial Times

Brandeis IBS Dean Magid encourages b-schools to seize opportunities to have "profound impact" on future of US-Cuba economic relations. Article includes video interview.

Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME

March 10, 2015

Why Finance Is Still a Problem

by Rana Foroohar | TIME

Professor Stephen Cecchetti's latest paper highlights "a worry that’s taking center stage amongst academics... the fact that finance has yet to be re-moored to the real economy."

Professor Stephen Cecchetti

March 2, 2015

Smothered by a Boom in Banking

Professor Stephen Cecchetti's latest work featured in The New York Times

"The paper builds on past research that found that overall productivity gains were dragged down in economies with rapidly growing financial industries."

February 24, 2015

Dean's Forum Spurs Rich, Compelling Debate

by Dana Trismen '15

Does capitalism have a future? This dynamic question narrated the Sixth Annual Dean’s Forum, held by the Adam Smith Society and the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business in the format of a lively debate.

Andy Molinsky - Photo by Andrea Fischman

October 10, 2014

Professor Andy Molinsky inspires students to reach outside their comfort zone

by Dana Trismen '15 | Updated February 2017

In Molinsky’s “Global Dexterity” course, students apply lessons from his book of the same name to their personal behaviors and concerns, learning ways to adapt to professional settings in foreign cultures and countries.

Catherine Mann

September 4, 2014

Appointment of Catherine L. Mann as Chief Economist for the OECD

Brandeis International Business School Professor Catherine L. Mann appointed as new Chief Economist for Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.