Mendoza School of Business


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    March 26, 2020
    Unemployment will get much worse before it gets better, expert says

    The U.S. Department of Labor reported March 26 that jobless claims from Americans displaced by the coronavirus pandemic soared to 3.28 million and the trend will continue as Americans shelter in place, according to finance professor Jason Reed.

    Shannon Roddel

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    March 25, 2020
    Expert says “stimulus” package is economically appropriate, urges caution

    Congress should be applauded for putting together such an unprecedentedly massive package so quickly, according to Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

    Shannon Roddel

  • March 10, 2020
    ND business experts on: Coronavirus

    Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, James O'Rourke, professor of management, and Kaitlin Wowak, assistant professor of information technology, analytics, and operations, provide insight into aspects of how the COVID-19 epidemic has unfolded, as health officials brace for the virus to spread within the United States.

    Shannon Roddel

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    October 3, 2019
    How female investors are steering start-ups and changing Wall Street’s culture

    NDIGI managing director and 30-year financial industry veteran Erin Bellisimo was interviewed for Variety's article on how the rising stars of high finance are increasingly women who have paid their dues at established firms.


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    August 6, 2019
    How a ‘currency war’ could weaken US economy

    Finance Professor Jeffrey Bergstrand gives a historical perspective on the effect tariff wars have on the economy in an article for AP News. The US trade conflict with China escalated and threatens to destabilize the global financial system.

    Associated Press

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    August 1, 2019
    Study finds mutual fund managers tap into their networks for info on insider trades, portfolios benefit

    New research by assistant professor of finance Huaizhi Chen found that these tracked insider trades can predict future firm returns, with the stocks bought by a fund manager after a tracked insider buy outperforming other firm purchases.

    Shannon Roddel

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    July 27, 2019
    Elimination of NAFTA would hurt Canada the most, new study finds

    Finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand's new research examined the effects of the elimination of NAFTA (and for robustness US withdrawal only) on the US, Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, an agreement creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America, is currently at risk if the US withdraws.

    Market Business News

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    July 25, 2019
    Study shows NAFTA’s demise puts Canada in the ‘penalty box’ published a story about finance professor's new research into what the results of dissolution of NAFTA would be. The study revealed the move would hurt the US, Canada and Mexico economically, but surprisingly Canada would suffer the most.

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    July 25, 2019
    NAFTA’s demise puts Canada in the ‘penalty box,’ study shows

    A new study by finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand confirms that the elimination of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or simply the withdrawal of the U.S. from NAFTA, would reduce standards of living in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

    Shannon Roddel

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    July 23, 2019
    Study shows independent, private firms pollute less than public firms

    Private, independent firms are less likely to pollute and incur EPA penalties than public and private equity-owned firms, according to new research from finance professors Sophie Shive and Margaret Forster. The study offers preliminary research into how finance can help mitigate climate change and sheds light on the debate about which type of corporate structure is better for reducing the "tragedy of the commons."