NAFTA negotiations may hinge on dairy dispute

Dairy supply management has emerged as a singular turning point in negotiations over NAFTA. The issue is a complicated one, fueled by strong feelings on both sides of the border, and may ultimately end up sundering NAFTA altogether says Andrew Novakovic, an expert in dairy markets and professor of agricultural economics at the Charles H. […]

Protectionist food aid shipping rules waste money, cost lives

This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is scheduled to discuss ways to reform the Food for Peace Program, an international aid program introduced by President Eisenhower in 1954 which has developed to reach tens of millions of people in food-insecure regions every year. Economist Christopher Barrett, who is author of the award-winning Food Aid After Fifty […]

Netflix investors: When will revenue match content spending?

Netflix will report earnings for the third quarter after the market closes on Monday, Oct. 16. The company has been overspending his competitors in recent years and bought a staggering $22 billion in new content since 2014. While the expansion is crucial to Netflix’s aspiration to build a world-class digital library, Drew Pascarella, lecturer of […]

NAFTA struggles to regulate increasingly global supply chain

The fourth round of negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) resumes in Washington on Wednesday, amidst concerns that these talks may end in an impasse between the Trump administration and the governments of Mexico and Canada. Two Cornell University experts comment on the status of the negotiations and what they mean for […]

Puerto Rico needs a repeal of the Jones Act, further incentives

As Puerto Rico deals with the aftermath of the hurricane and struggles to restore its power grid, much of its economy – including the well-developed pharmaceutical industry – faces an uncertain future. Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy in the U.S. and in low-income countries, says that while a new power […]

Failure to assist Puerto Rico could precipitate humanitarian, economic disaster

Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, leaving millions without power and still dealing with flooded roads and disastrous conditions. Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy in the U.S. and in low-income countries, says the need for assistance is now so dire, it’s impossible to ignore. Bio: https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/steven-kyle    […]

One-third of Ph.D.s lose interest in academic careers, but not for lack of jobs

ITHACA, N.Y. – There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia. The assumption is the majority aspire to a faculty career but drop out of the academic pipeline because there just aren’t enough tenure-track jobs to go around. But […]

Business leaders won’t wait for White House to tackle climate change

As U.S. President Donald Trump makes his debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly, business leaders from around the globe are gathering in New York City for Climate Week NYC to discuss ways to mitigate the effects of climate change. Glen Dowell, leading corporate sustainability researcher and associate professor of Management and Organizations at Cornell University, says […]

Hardship in Brazil, South Africa strengthens China’s BRICS lead

This weekend, China will be hosting the annual BRICS summit – a meeting of leaders from five developing nations including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Lourdes Casanova, academic director of Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute, says that political and economic instability in Brazil and South Africa has solidified China’s lead position at the […]

Economic indicators can’t capture Hurricane Harvey damage

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Aug. 28, 2017   Economic indicators can’t capture Hurricane Harvey damage Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, says economic indicators are ill-equipped to calculate the economic damage caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey – which is expected to drift back into […]