Getting Ink

Danny Leipziger, professor of international business, was featured on VOA‘s "Americans Feeling Pinch from Inflation." "The middle class is taking a big hit. And we wouldn’t want to see policy makers overreact to inflation at the cost of stalling the recovery in the U.S. That would be bad policy," he said.

Annamaria Lusardi, professor of accountancy and economics, was quoted in the German newspaper Südkurier. The article "U.S. citizens unwittingly fall into the financial case," discusses Lusardi’s studies in financial literacy. "It’s not that bad, the financial education of people for years. But the world has changed and most of the people are not well enough trained to follow the changes," Lusardi said.

Scheherazade S. Rehman, professor of international business and international affairs, and director of the European Union Research Center at GWSB, was interviewed during PBS Newshour on Christine Lagarde taking over the helm of the IMF. "It's irrelevant that she is the very best candidate. What's more relevant is that she is the right choice for right now. She also happens to be what we call the rock star of central bankers in IMF and international finance ministers." she said.

Salah S. Hassan, chair and professor of marketing, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune‘s April 13 article, "Carhartt wearing its intention on its sleeve." The article discusses work-wear maker Carhartt Inc. and its new free-standing store in Wicker Park, their first urban shop for the 122-year-old brand. "Bringing Carhartt into the lap of luxury might be good for sales, but it also makes for a tough balancing act. If it becomes too fashionable, the rugged workman image can be compromised. You want to be careful not to go too far." Hassan said.

Hossein G. Askari, professor of international business and international affairs, was quoted in an article on on June 8. The article, "The Islamic Davos and the Arab Spring," discussed the consequences of the revolutions and protests of the "Arab Spring" and their full impact on the world. "The effort to bring about the required sea change in economic performance in the Middle East will be much more difficult than the political change we have been witnessing. While the right spark can overthrow dictators in a matter of days, the initiation of a sustained economic turnaround, depending on the circumstances, could take a number of years. It will require significant resources as well as a deep understanding of these economies," said Askari.


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