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Peter Petri

April 16, 2018

Why Trump is reconsidering joining the TPP trade agreement he slammed

Peter Petri | NBC News

Peter Petri, interim dean at Brandeis IBS provides commentary on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Boston-Israel Cyber Ecosystem Snapshot - Brandeis International Business School - 90 West, LLC

April 10, 2018

NEW REPORT: Israeli-Founded Cybersecurity Firms Account for 3,300 Jobs Across More than 30 Companies in Massachusetts

Employment at Israeli-founded cyber firms in Mass. Growing 4x Faster than Job Growth Statewide

April 10, 2018

Udi Mokady CEO of CyberArk, and Lior Div, CEO of Cybereason honored with Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship

Brandeis IBS will present the 2018 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship at an event at the school celebrating the Israel-Massachusetts economic relationship this afternoon.

Crisis Game 2018 winners

March 12, 2018

Winning team includes an undergraduate for the first time

A team from Brandeis IBS finished first in the annual Crisis Game, an annual inter-school economics competition designed and organized by the Brandeis chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

September 5, 2017

A Simple Way to Be More Assertive (Without Being Pushy)

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky provides tips on how to be appropriately assertive and overcome the fear of speaking up in the workplace.

Professor Nader Habibi

June 27, 2017

Brain Drain to the West: Why Iran's Brightest Young Graduates are Leaving Their Country Behind

by Mick Krever | CNN

Professor Nader Habibi talks about the impact of Iranian culture, economy and politics on the movement of young graduates to other parts of the world.

June 19, 2017

What Does Whole Foods Get From Amazon? Alexa, For Starters

by Benjamin Gomes-Cassers | Harvard Business Review

The recent acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon will lead to perks for both companies. Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres looks at how this "business remix" will create new opportunities.

NABE at Brandeis IBS

June 16, 2017

NABE Launches Inaugural CBE University Partnerships

Boston College, Brandeis International Business School, the University of Cincinnati add NABE's Certified Business Economics Degree Programs

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) has partnered with Brandeis International Business School's MA program in international economics and finance to offer its Certified Business Economist (CBE) professional certification to graduate students.

Detlev Suderow

June 13, 2017

General Electric Will Have to Shed More Than CEO to Boost Profits

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Marketplace

Professor Detlev Suderow contributes to a conversation on Marketplace about the future of General Electric's leadership, project capacity and revenue.

Daniel Bergstresser

May 9, 2017

How Should We Pay for Our Infrastructure?

by Dan Bergstreser | EconoFact

Professor Daniel Bergstresser examines different arguments and proposed methods behind financing infrastructure improvements in the United States.

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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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of PBS NewsHour

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.

Wired Photo - Amazon Black Friday

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.


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.


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.

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.

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 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.

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July 13, 2016

"I'm a Bulgarian Banker in London With a Top-Notch U.S. Education."

by efinancialcareers

A Brandeis IBS alumnus shares the impact of politics on maintaining a truly global career.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Geir H. Haarde with students and Peter Petri

March 30, 2016

Four Questions with Geir H. Haarde '73, Former Prime Minister of Iceland

Haarde discusses his time as a Brandeis undergraduate, lessons learned from the field, and advice for students seeking careers in economics, finance, and politics.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

Dean Bruce Magid

July 13, 2015

Op-ed: Unlocking the Full Potential of Our International Students

by Bruce Magid | Boston Business Journal (subscription required)

Dean Bruce Magid calls for an increase in number of H1B visas issued to international graduates looking to stay and work in the U.S.

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.

Dean Magid and Eric Spiegel

June 16, 2015

Siemens Executive Eric Spiegel receives 2015 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

Sustainability, energy efficiency highlighted by Spiegel as crucial growth areas for Boston and the nation

Eric A. Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens USA, was honored with the 2015 Perlmutter Award for Global Business Leadership at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank on June 2.

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.

February 11, 2015

Massachusetts a model for partnership with Israel

By Bruce Magid and Orna Berry | The Jerusalem Post

Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid and Orna Berry, Corporate Vice President for EMC, discuss the importance of the Massachusetts-Israel partnership.

February 11, 2014

Brandeis International Business School team wins Boston Final of CFA Institute’s Research Challenge

Earns spot in Americas competition for second year-in-a-row

GMIC Club at Brandeis IBS

February 19, 2013

Business team wins investment challenge

Brandeis faced off against BU, MIT, Northeastern