Category: Forbes

We All Have A Bias Blind Spot, Argues Study — Some More Tenacious Than Others

Forbes Carey Morewedge, Questrom School of Business Most of us recognize that our thinking features a certain degree of bias. But just how biased our thinking is when compared to the next person – that’s a different story… Expert quote: “This susceptibility to the bias blind spot appears to be pervasive, and is unrelated to people’s […]

China Kicks World Bank To The Curb In Latin America

Forbes Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences Drive along the long and straight Avenida del Libertadores in Buenos Aires and you’ll see them. Billboards of the world’s biggest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China , hanging above the traffic… Expert quote: “There is no easy way to measure Chinese bank loans to Latin America.” […]

As The U.S. Sleeps, China Conquers Latin America

Forbes Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences Step aside, EU! China is set to become Latin America’s second-largest trading partner in two years. And 13 years later it will be king of the hill according to the journal China Policy Review… Expert quote: “As commodity prices slide and the terms of trade decline, the lack of ability of Latin […]

The $400,000 Social Security Mistake

Forbes Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) opened today’shearings on Social Security with grim statistics. Unless Congress acts, Americans receiving disability benefits won’t get full benefits starting in 2016, and when Americans who are 48 today reach full retirement age in 2033, they and everyone else receiving retirement and survivor benefits […]