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Chicago Booth Podcast: Household Leverage and the Recession of 2007 to 2009

Associate Professor of Finance Amir Sufi talked to students at a Becker Brown Bag Series sponsored by the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory about research that suggests household leverage plays an important role in recessions.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Should Executive Pay Be Regulated?

This broadcast features faculty member and former Federal Reserve Governor Randall Kroszner talking about the financial crisis and reform. He discussed his first-hand experiences including the Bear Stearns meltdown at a Global Leadership Series event in London.
Mon, 22 Feb 2009 10:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Should Executive Pay Be Regulated?

Steven N. Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance spoke at a Myron Scholes Global Market Forum event sponsored by the Initiative on Global Markets. He approaches the questions is by examining the relationship between CEO pay and performance.
Thu, 02 Dec 2009 10:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Market-Based Health Insurance Reform

AQR Capital Management Professor of Finance John H. Cochrane talked to students at a Becker Brown Bag Series sponsored by the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory about proposed solutions to public policies distorting the health care market.
Fri, 14 Oct 2009 10:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: The Future of Markets

In the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, six Chicago Booth faculty members reexamined the role of government in the economy at a special forum at the 57th annual Management Conference in Chicago. Veteran journalist Ray Suarez moderated the panel.
Fri, 29 June 2009 10:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Why Regulations Must Be Consistent Across Financial and Geographical Borders

The Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank's Global Group, Malcom Knight, spoke at a Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum on the need to address regulatory arbitrage across financial and geographical borders.
Mon, 04 May 2009 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Obama's Election Ushered Out Conservatism

New York Times columnist David Brooks examines the new political landscape ushered in by Barack Obama’s election. Brooks spoke at an event sponsored by the Initiative on Global Markets.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: How to Avoid an Unsuccessful Merger

Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics, presents research that takes an innovative look at mergers. In the current economic climate, his study of the integration costs of mergers offers some cautionary lessons. Professor Gibbs presented his findings at a Becker Brown Bag series lecture.
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: 2009 Business Forecast with Chicago Booth Faculty

This broadcast features the 2009 Business Forecast with Chicago Booth faculty members Marvin Zonis and Erik Hurst along with Michael Mussa, senior fellow at The Peterson Institute for International Economics. Held in 8 cities around the world, speakers at this annual event offer their insights on factors affecting the global economy and their outlook for the coming year.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: The Growth Report: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development

Danny Leipziger was Vice Chair of the Commission on Growth and Development which undertook a two year study of policies and strategies that underlie rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. Mr. Leipziger, who is also Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management at the World Bank discusses the Commission’s findings.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: How the Free Market Emerged in Poland

Leszek Balcerowicz, former deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Poland, discusses transitional economies at a Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum event. Mr. Balcerowicz had an enormous influence on his country’s quick transformation from a communist to market-driven economy.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: A Faculty panel discusses the credit crisis.

Brian Barry, John Cochrane, Steven Kaplan and Raghuram Rajan offer their perspectives on some likely consequences as well as possible steps to resolve it and lessen its impact without setting terrible precedents. The panel was the wrap-up for a four part series hosted by the Initiative on Global Markets.
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: CEOs Need Tougher, Not Softer Skills to Succeed

This broadcast features Steven Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, speaking at the 2008 Management Conference. He shares his research on how successful CEOs are efficient, proactive, and persistent.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Is the Media Really Biased?

This broadcast features Jesse Shapiro, assistant professor of economics addressing a Becker Brown Bag Lunch for students. He shares his research into media bias and demonstrates that media demand is linked to broader economic forces.
Mon, 12 May 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Road to CEO with Bill McComb of Liz Claiborne Inc. and Andris Cukurs of Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation

This broadcast features two CEOs, Bill McComb, of Liz Claiborne Inc., and Andris Cukurs, Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation. Both are GSB alumni and were participating in the Charles M. Har per Road to CEO series. They shared their views and experiences with students in an informal fireside chat.
Wed, 16 Mar 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Gururaj Deshpande on the Next Wave of Technology Innovations

This broadcast features Gururaj Deshpande, the billionaire chairman of Sycamore Networks, addressing the TechVision 2008 conference which looked at key issues and trends in high tech. Deshpande predicted technology innovation will focus on energy and life sciences.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Gordon Crovitz on Changes Affecting the Media Industry

This broadcast features a Gordon Crovitz, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal. Crovitz looks at the question of “How Will Newspapers Survive?” and discusses how identifying and exploiting change can make old media new again. He highlights five change that can help newspapers.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Daniel Esty on how CEO’s can turn "Green into Gold"

Daniel Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at Yale University, talks about how CEO’s can turn “Green into Gold”. His remarks focus the growing trend where businesses take environmental issues into account when developing their core strategy.
Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Getting the Basics Right Is Key to McDonald’s Turnaround

Ralph Alvarez, president and COO of McDonalds, talks about strategy and why getting the basics right are important. As Alvarez discussed, "when you have a problem, you get permission to make radical changes."
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Brady Dougan on innovation in the IBanking industry

This broadcast features the CEO of Credit Suisse Group, Brady Dougan, AB ’81, MBA ’82. Dougan discusses innovation in an industry he feels “recreates itself every 20 years or so.”
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Former CMO of Coca Cola on the Truth About Marketing

When it comes right down to it, marketing is about making money, said Sergio Zyman, chairman and founder of Zyman Group and former chief marketing officer of the Coca-Cola Company. “My philosophy of marketing is the philosophy of business, which is to sell more stuff to more people more often for more money more efficiently,” Zyman said in a keynote address at a conference hosted by student-led Chicago Booth Marketing Group October 15 at the Harper Center.
Wed, 28 Nov 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: James Kilts: Creating a "Constant Turnaround Mentality"

This broadcast features James Kilts, MBA '74 and former CEO of Gillette. Kilts shares advice from his new book Doing What Matters: How to Get Results That Make a Difference – The Revolutionary Old-School Approach at Chicago Booth Global Leadership Series.
Fri, 19 Oct 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Debunking Myths About the New China

The rise of capitalism in China doesn't mean they're becoming more like the West says Tom Doctoroff, '89, CEO of J. Walter Thompson's Greater China division and author of "Billions". He discusses common mistakes corporations make when doing business in China.
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: CEO Goalsetting

This broadcast features William McComb, '87, CEO of Liz Claiborne and Mary Ann Tolan, '92 (XP-61), founder and CEO of Accretive Health, moderated by Dean Edward Snyder. They discuss how to make goals specific and simple enough to enable the enterprise, teams and individual employees to implement them. The panel was part of the 55th Annual Management Conference.
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Leader of the House of Lords on the Free Market

Despite fierce economic competition provided by such emerging countries as Pakistan and China, the developed world must resist the temptation to legislate economic security, according to Baroness Valerie Amos, leader of the House of Lords and lord president of the council of the United Kingdom.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007

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Becker Brown Bag: How Productivity Benefits from Competition

There's nothing like a little competition to suddenly boost productivity. Competition forced miners to double the amount of iron ore they dug per hour, as told in one case study. In another, competition forced concrete companies to become more efficient or go under, said Chad Syverson, associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a productivity specialist. Syverson spoke to students and faculty at a Brown Bag lunch lecture hosted by The Becker Center of Chicago Price Theory and sponsored by Vishal Verma, '07 (XP-76), May 10 at the Charles M. Harper Center.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007

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Former President of Mexico on "the Destructive Power of Government"

Former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, took a historical look at the risks threatening globalization's resilience. Currently the director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Zedillo reminded attendees at the Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum Series of the "destructive power of government."
Fri, 01 Jun 2007

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Becker Brown Bag Series: Kevin Murphy on Wage Inequality

Increased demand for skilled workers has created wage inequality between those who have college degrees and those who don't in the United States, but the news isn't all bad, according to Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics.
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Using Microfinance to Break the Generational Cycle of Poverty

Microfinance is not as a suite of social products, it's a platform for social development through business, according to Alex Counts, president of the Grameen Foundation.
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Becker Brown Bag Series: How to Improve United States Immigration Policy

This broadcast features Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, University Professor of Economics and of Sociology. The GSB's Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory hosted the first in a series of lunchtime discussions. Professor Becker talks about the benefits of setting a price for immigration.
Wed, 4 Apr 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Global Financial Markets Forum featuring Luigi Zingales

This broadcast features Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. Zingales is also a member of the Committee on Capital Market Regulation. He reports on the committee's findings regarding concerns that excessive regulation is stifling the public securities markets and causing U.S. markets to lose business to foreign competitiors.
Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Initiative on Global Financial Markets Hosts Inaugural Forum

The long string of major financial crises that beset emerging markets from 1994 to 2002 was caused by a variety of factors, according to John Taylor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs. Among those were countries trying to peg their exchange rates while inflation at home exceeded inflation abroad. "Essentially that means your exchange rate gets out of line or overvalued," he said. "Eventually currencies depreciated. On top of that, many emerging-market countries had borrowed in dollars, but their earnings were in local currency. A sudden depreciation meant they had to pay a lot more dollars back, which led to a debt problem." The International Monetary Fund's unpredictable responses to the crises further complicated the problem, Taylor said.
Fri, 09 Feb 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Business Forecast 2007: Marvin Zonis (Speaker 3 of 3)

At Chicago's Business School, Zonis teaches courses on International Political Economy, Leadership, and E-Commerce. He was the first professor at the Business School to teach a course on the effects of digital technologies on global business. He also consults to corporations and professional asset management firms throughout the world, helping them to identify, assess, and manage their political risks in the changing global environment. Zonis is a co-founder and Chairman of DSD, a software development company based in Moscow and Chicago. What unites these activities is Zonis' unique awareness of the intersections of politics, economics, and emergent technologies.
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Business Forecast 2007: Michael Mussa, AM '70, PhD '74 (Speaker 2 of 3)

Michael Mussa, AM '70, PhD '74, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics. He served as Economic Counselor and Director of the Department of Research at the International Monetary Fund from 1991-2001, where he was responsible for advising the Management of the Fund and the Fund's Executive Board on broad issues of economic policy and for providing analysis of ongoing developments in the world economy. By appointment of President Ronald Reagan, Mussa served as a member of the US Council of Economic Advisers from August 1986 to September 1988. He was a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago (1976-91) and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Rochester (1971-76).
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Booth Business Forecast 2007: Austan D. Goolsbee (Speaker 1 of 3)

Austan D. Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, currently works as a member of the U.S. Census Advisory Committee, a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a columnist for the New York Times.
Fri, 22 Dec 2006 17:00:00 CST

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What Makes Demographics Drive Other Trends?

Demographics are the "sleeper driver" that will affect several other trends, according to Paul Laudicina, managing officer and chairman of the board for A.T. Kearney. The author of World Out of Balance, he put demographics at the top of the list of five drivers of change; others include the "new consumer" and natural resources and environmental regulation and activism. "Demographics is clearly driving lots of the other trends," he said. "Certainly in the last 50 years we've had greater advances in life expectancy than in the last 5,000."
Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Software executive Jeff Rodek discusses alternative approach to leadership

Hyperion executive chairman chats with Dean Snyder about how his view of leadership encompasses employees.
Fri, 01 Dec 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Special Chicago Booth panel on the legacy of Milton Friedman

Former students and colleagues take a look at Friedman's intellectual contributions as well as his life.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 17:00:00 CST

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UBS Invests in Efficiency of the Markets

UBS Investment Bank president Ken Moelis looks at the industry and his career.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on the tool set that had enabled him to meet new challenges

Speaking at a Graduate Business Council event, Romney looked back at the tool set that had enabled him to meet new challenges throughout his career - from running the 2000 Olympics to providing health insurance for all Massachusetts residences.
Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Raghu Rajan on Why are poor countries financing the rich?

Youngest IMF chief economists discusses global imbalances in savings, investments and economic growth as part of the Global Leadership Series
Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Anne Mulcahy Tells How She Resurrected Xerox

Mulcahy spoke to students at the third USA Today CEO forum at the Hyde Park Center
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Steven Levitt Discusses Cases That Illustrate His Unique Take on Research

Steven Levitt, Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and author of the New York Times bestseller Freakonomics, regaled the students with cases from his research. One example illustrated why Chicago emphasizes the importance of hard data for all kinds of decision-making.
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago's Road to China Presented by Linda Yu

Chicago ABC 7 News anchor Linda Yu discussed China's rapid growth - both its affect on global business as well as her own family's heritage - at a meeting of the International Roundtable.
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Nobel Laureate Gary Becker on The World Economy and Future of The Energy Market

Nobel Laureate Gary Becker suggests several options for how governments and businesses around the world could adapt to high energy prices. He spoke as part of the Global Leadership Series at an event in London.
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:00:00 CST

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General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Offers Advice

In a Distinguished Speaker Series address May 18 at the Hyde Park Center, Pace endorsed making the most of any position.
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:00:00 CST

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What the Red Cross and Big Business Have in Common

Katrina forces the agency to become even bigger, CEO Jack McGuire says
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Careers in Venture Capital

Chicago Booth MBA Career Services invited 5 panelists to describe the paths they took on the way to the positions they currently hold
Fri, 16 Jun 2006 17:00:00 CST

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RadioShack CEO Claire Babrowski on how women can rise to the top

RadioShack CEO Claire Babrowski spoke at the spring conference of the Committee of 200, an organization of top female entrepreneurs and executives.
Mon, 12 Jun 2006 17:00:00 CST

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54th Annual Management Conference: CEO of Credit Suisse and GSB Alum, Brady Dougan, Delivers Keynote Speech

In a question and answer session with Chicago Booth Dean Edward Snyder, Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan, AB '81, MBA '82 discusses hedge funds, emerging markets in China and India, and more.
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Founder of Sycamore Networks Predicts Influx of Capital for India

At the Tata India Business Conference, held at Chicago Booth, founder of Sycamore Networks, Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande, urges entrepreneurs to follow their convictions.
Wed, 31 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Early Stage Investing: Web 2.0, SMS, Internet Convergence

The European Private Equity and Investment Banking Roundtable featured Steve Schlenker, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of DN Capital, who discusses challenges and opportunities in early stage investing.
Tue, 30 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Nuclear Proliferation: Gary Samore takes a look at the related commercial, economic, and geopolitical issues for the American business community

In the aftermath of President Bush's "axis of evil" speech, the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs have become front page news in newspapers around the USA. Gary Samore, Vice President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, speaks on the impact of nuclear proliferation on the American business community.
Tue, 30 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Christie Hefner, talks about women in the executive suite

Christie Hefner was the keynote speaker at the spring conference of the Committee of 200, an organization of top female entrepreneurs and executives. She discusses the need for more women to blaze the trail to the executive suite so the idea of who can be successful is changed for business people of both sexes.
Fri, 26 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Czech President Sounds Alarm Over EU Movement

The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, discusses why he thinks the European Union is marching in the wrong direction
Wed, 24 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Buffett Is Wrong: Money Managers Are Worth Big Paychecks

Never mind what Warren Buffett says. Money managers who earn enormous paychecks deserve what they make, according to panelists discussing the market for talent in finance at the inaugural conference at the Gary S. Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory Founded by Richard O. Ryan, '66 at Hyde Park Center April 7. Panelists included Andrew Rosenfield, Nancy Zimmerman, Kevin Murphy, Dick Elden, and Steven Levitt.
Fri, 5 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Christine Lagarde, the French Minister of Foreign Trade, on globalization and the WTO

150 member states have agreed to abandon a bit of sovereignty to the WTO... that's extraordinary. France's Foreign Trade Minister visits GSB to speak to students.
Wed, 03 May 2006 17:00:00 CST

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India's "Mother of Invention", Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, discusses the founding and growth of Biocon Ltd., Asia's largest biotech firm

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder and co-chair of Biocon, Ltd., Asia's largest biotech firm, started her journey by learning to brew beer. She became a master brewer in Australia and went home to India, where the brewing community promptly rejected her. On the rebound, she came across an Irish biotech entrepreneur who asked her if she'd like to start a biotech company in India.
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:00:00 CST

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How Indian Software Giant Infosys Rode the Wave from Zero to $2 Billion

Nandan Nilekani, CEO and co-founder of Infosys, the Indian software giant, discusses the company's meteoric growth and the rise of globalization. As part of the GSB's Distinguished Speaker Series, Nilekani and Infosys Consulting CEO Stephen Pratt spoke to students assembled for a fireside chat at the Hyde Park Center March 28.
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Chicago Fed CEO Weighs In on Anchoring Inflation

To keep the economy healthy, it's critical to clamp down on expectations of inflation, and the Fed plays a crucial role in doing so, said Michael Moskow, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:00:00 CST

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GE CMO David Slump and GSB Dean Edward Snyder Tackle Global Energy Issues

What Price Are We Willing to Pay For Clean Energy? Chicago Booth Distinguished Speaker Series with GE Chief Marketing Officer David Slump and dean Edward Snyder.
Mon, 27 Mar 2006 17:00:00 CST

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Nobel Laureate Myron Scholes, '64 on Investing

Myron Scholes, '64 speaks to students on February 28, 2006 as a part of Chicago Booth's Distinguished Speaker Series.
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:00:00 CST

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CDW CEO John Edwardson, '72 on Corporate Culture

John Edwardson discusses building corporate culture at the Alumni Entrepreneur Conference. February 16, 2006.
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:00:00 CST

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JetBlue CEO David Neeleman Speaks on Becoming the Best Customer Service Company Anywhere

David Neeleman talks about setting a standard for all companies. January 20, 2006.
Tue, 07 Mar 2006 17:00:00 CST

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