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Food Safety, Food Regulation, FDA, USDA, Regulatory Reform, Haccp

Food Safety Needs Government-Industry Collaboration

The federal government has made substantial progress recently to improve America's food safety system by adopting a new regulatory framework that focuses on prevention and clearly defines the roles industry and government must play. But reform of the system must go further and assign responsibilities more clearly, make better use of scarce resources, and prepare for future challenges, including those posed by persistent foodborne illnesses and the globalization of the food economy, according to a new article authored by the former head of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The article appears in the current Food and Drug Law Journal.

Science

Business

Interstate Waste Trade, Solid Waste, Landfills, Environment, Public Policy, Transportation

Effects of Restrictions on Waste Trading

As the United States Congress considers legislation that would restrict the trading of municipal solid waste (MSW) among states, researchers at Resources for the Future have found that, under certain circumstances, limits placed on the volume of MSW shipped by one state to another state may actually increase the number of interstate waste shipments as well as increase disposal costs for some regions of the country. Embargoed March 20

Business

Bargaining, Negotiating, Management

Sharing the Burdens

Until recently, the study of negotiation was focused on splitting up "goods," or things people want, not on the distribution of "bads." In a study by Neale, Harris Sondak of Duke University, and Robin Pinkley of Southern Methodist University, takes a close look at what factors influence people's willingness to accept burdens.

Business

Customers, Price, Marketing

Price Reformers Trapped in Their Own Policy

The concept of Most Favored Nation has not been lost on the business world, where corporations frequently write Most Favored Customer clauses into contracts with their largest customers, guaranteeing them the lowest price in markets where prices vary. The government has tried to capitalize on the idea, too, but in the case of Medicaid, says a Stanford researcher, it was a bad idea.

Business

Banks, Business, Investment, Commercial, Securities, Lending, Loans, Finance

New Argument for Freeing Banks

After analyzing the reasons for instituting the Glass-Steagall Banking Act, Stanford Business School researcher Manju Puri suggests that barriers dividing commercial and investment banks be relaxed.

Business

Marketing, Finance, MBA, Education, International, Business, School

International Finance And Marketing Program

Top students from around the world are coming to Chicago to enroll in DePaul University's unique international MBA program that integrates marketing and finance with an international focus.

Business

Economist's, Perspective, the, Fed

An Economist's Perspective on the Fed

In a speech on the function and purpose of the Federal Reserve System, a Simon School professor and noted economist argues that inflation is the one variable which the Fed truly can control; he sees zero inflation as a realistic goal.

Business

Gambling, Entertainment, Tourism, Management, Gaming, Lotteries, Addictions

Tool Against Compulsive Gambling for Casinos

With a proactive stance on compulsive gambling, the gaming industry is doing what's right for customers and may be winning friends and influencing enemies. One of its efforts is a guide compiled by a Purdue University professor to help the industry deal with those addicted to gambling.

Business

Hedging, TAX, Benefits, Risk Management, Strategy

Hedging's Wide-Reaching Potential Tax Benefits

One incentive which drives firms to engage in the complex practice of hedging their investments is the potential to reap tax benefits. A new paper co-authored by a Simon School professor explores and analyzes this aspect of hedging, using a powerful new model of the corporate tax code.

Business

Economics, Teach, Operations, Strategy, Consultants

Unorthodox Technique Utilizes Economics to Help Teach Operations

In a new paper, a Simon School operations management professor details his unorthodox use of economic principles in teaching operations strategy to his M.B.A. students.







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