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“Criminal Charges Against Banks Risk Sparking Crisis,” May 1, 2014. Professor and Executive Vice Dean Phillip Phan was quoted saying that the Justice Department’s consideration of indictments against Credit Suisse Group and BNP Paribas may be “test cases” to determine how prosecution would affect larger firms. The article was reprinted in The Washington Post and Yahoo! Finance. Phan’s comments were also cited in an online Bloomberg View column by Matt Levine.


“Choose your investing adventure,” June 13, 2014. A study co-authored by Assistant Professor Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, which found that commodities are not the most reliable hedge against inflation, was cited in this article that originated on Bankrate.com. 


“The Morning Risk Report: Why the Tough BNP Penalty Boosts Dollar Dominance,” July 9, 2014. Professor Gordon Bodnar told The Journal that the U.S. dollar will continue to dominate global trade in the foreseeable future. Bodnar also is the Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance and Director of the International Economics Program at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.


“El despertar de las escuelas de negocios al futuro,” July 17, 2014. In an article on the future of business education, this Spanish-language magazine took notice of the Carey Business School’s development of a health care-related concentration.


“Vivant Art Collection to close September,” August 5, 2014. Florcy Morisset, owner of the Vivant Art Collection in Philadelphia, discussed her plans to close her establishment in September 2014 so she could enter the MBA/MA in Design Leadership offered by the Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art.


“In Midtown, plans to turn wasteland into wonderland,” August 15, 2014. Richard Best, an alumnus of the Design Leadership program, was interviewed about his plans to build a park in a 3½-acre lot beneath support columns of the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore.


“Featured Research: Social welfare may fall in a more ethical market,” August 25, 2014. This website devoted to research news cited a study co-authored by Assistant Professor Jian Ni, which indicates that society might actually be worse off when service providers exhibit more concern about their customers’ well-being.


“How Modi Can Deliver on the Promise of ‘Make in India,’” October 21, 2014. Associate Professor Ravi Aron commented  that India’s policy on manufacturing faces several obstacles.

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