David Wessel

David Wessel

By WashU on January 16, 2018 in Business & Economics, Spring 2018

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump campaigned on an economic platform that included such sweeping measures as overhauling the tax code, dismantling trade agreements, tightening restrictions on immigration, and repealing “Obamacare.” Now, a year into President Trump’s administration, fiscal and monetary policy expert David Wessel will examine the economic landscape thus far, help translate what […]

Dan Ariely assembly series

Dan Ariely

By Barbara Rea on February 10, 2016 in Business & Economics, Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2013 / No Comments

In Dan Ariely’s first two books, both New York Times bestsellers, Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, the behavioural economist shows how, despite best intentions, we often fail to act in our own best interests.With his third book, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves, Ariely has turned his attention to studying dishonesty in American culture. He has some surprising findings to share at an Assembly Series presentation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Graham Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Cynthia Brinkley assembly series

Cynthia Brinkley

By Barbara Rea on February 10, 2016 in Business & Economics, Spring 2013 / No Comments

Anyone with aspirations for climbing the corporate ladder knows that the best advice comes from insiders at the top, and Cynthia Brinkley has occupied the top rungs at some of the largest and most-established companies for more than a quarter-century. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Graham Chapel, Brinkley will share her experiences at AT&T and most recently, General Motors.

Jeremy Rifkin

By Sayan Patra on April 7, 2015 in Business & Economics, Fall 2012

On October 11, 2012 international economic forecaster and social observer Jeremy Rifkin talked about “The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy and the World.”