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Mark Zupan

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Why We Admire Lincoln

(60) Comments | Posted February 20, 2012 | 4:08 PM

Abraham Lincoln is the most revered president. This is especially striking in light of the fact that Lincoln presided over a period more challenging and economically destructive than any other in America's history. The Civil War resulted in 635,000 soldier deaths (over 2 percent of our population versus only .2...

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How to Create Jobs: Lessons From Switzerland

(79) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 11:24 AM

Every June, we travel to Switzerland for the graduation of our Rochester-Bern Executive MBA program. What was apparent on last month's trip was how much the market-based approach Switzerland has taken in dealing with the macroeconomic downturn of 2007-2009 is outperforming the government-stimulus policy adopted by the United States....

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Oil Matters

(13) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 12:41 PM

What do 1973-74, 1979-81, 1990-91, 2000-01 and 2007-10 have in common? All of these time periods witnessed pronounced economic slowdowns, precipitated by spikes in the price of crude oil.

Turmoil in Libya and the Middle East bear close watching for the sake of the U.S. economy. Not only have oil...

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CEOs Do Make Better Decisions When Their Interests Align With the Stockholders

(3) Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 4:51 PM

In a recent book and accompanying op-eds, Roger Martin, the dean of the University of Toronto's Rottman School of Business argues that a much-cited article written by two of our Simon School's former faculty members, Mike Jensen and Bill Meckling, "fixed" (in a bad way) the financial game...

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