Ideas at Work: Viewpoints

Closing the Door on Europe

Viewpoints | June 24, 2016

The victory of the Leave Campaign in Britain’s referendum yesterday shocked many, demonstrating the rising clout of populist movements, and, according to Glenn Hubbard, the need for leaders to foster more inclusive prosperity.

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Six Things My Dog Taught Me about Leadership

Viewpoints | May 11, 2016

The most profound lessons can come from unexpected places. Willie Pietersen, professor of the practice of management, reflects on life with his black Lab, and what she taught him about how to lead.

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Climate Change and the Next Great Recession

Viewpoints | August 21, 2015

Talk of climate change tends to focus on future catastrophes in distant places, but rising temperatures may already be hitting our productivity.

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A Decisive Victory — and an Uncertain Future — for the UK

Viewpoints | May 28, 2015

In May’s unexpected landslide victory for the Conservative Party, Columbia Business School economist Geoff Heal sees an uncertain future for the United Kingdom and its ties to Europe and the world.

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Growth Sometimes Wins

Viewpoints | May 26, 2015

In the Conservative Party’s unexpected landslide victory in the UK, Columbia Business School professor Charles Calomiris sees a mix of smart, populist politics, and a citizenry ready to trade short-term comfort for austerity’s promise of long-term growth.

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Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters

Viewpoints | April 14, 2015

Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.

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How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine

Viewpoints | December 17, 2014

The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.

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Savvy Risks, Sustainable Rewards

Viewpoints | July 18, 2014

How—and why—to take smart chances on renewable energy.

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Why Do We Tip?

Viewpoints | August 30, 2013

An economist argues that restaurant patrons and waiters would be better off if restaurants adopted no-tipping policies.

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Will China Slow Down? Not So Fast.

Viewpoints | February 28, 2013

After three decades of barely-checked expansion, the world is waiting for China's economy to run out of steam. Shang-Jin Wei argues that China's unique features will likely help it offset some of the slowing forces and maintain speed for the next decade.

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