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ANDREW WALLENDER/THE HOYA
Speakers at the forum discussed the need for the labor market to accommodate the needs of workers in a digital era.

Baker Forum Promotes Economic Innovation

The inaugural Baker Forum unveiled the Baker Innovation Grant, which awards five McCourt School of Public Policy students $20,000 to design solutions to a particular political issue on Jan. 25. Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service Executive Director Mo Elleithee revealed the grant halfway through the forum, the culmination[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Bitcoin’s Hidden Potential

Bitcoin’s Hidden Potential

You have heard the buzz about bitcoin, the global currency that only exists online. What you might not have heard is that bitcoin is just one part of a larger cryptocurrency movement that has the potential to change the financial industry. In 2009, Bitcoin v0.1, the network over which bitcoin[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top
Courtesy PAASHA MAHDAVI
Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

Governments are not discouraging fossil fuel consumption, according to Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy professor Paasha Mahdavi and University of California, Los Angeles professor Michael L. Ross in their paper “Nature Energy” published Jan. 9. The researchers analyzed global gasoline prices, taxes and subsidies in “Global Progress and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
TAIT RYSSAL/THE HOYA
Georgetown University Women Coders held a programming event to provide women with more exposure to computer science fields.

Coding Party Promotes Computer Science

The Georgetown University Women Coders, also known as guWeCode, launched the second annual Coding Party in the Healey Family Student Center on Jan. 18 to promote more women to engage and participate in the field of computer science. The event, which was attended by about 50 people, was open to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 2 comments Business, Business - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
University President John J. DeGioia and Executive Chairman Ana Botín signed a $2 million agreement with Santander Group on the field of social economy in 2015, pictured above.

Georgetown, Santander Sign $2M Partnership

The banking organization Santander Group will support graduate-level research at Georgetown University in the field of social economy as part of a $2 million partnership agreement, according to a Jan. 17 announcement. Georgetown and Santander aim to train students, scholars and citizens who will be mindful of the need to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
India’s Modern Money

India’s Modern Money

On Nov. 8 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized India overnight, announcing that the old 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes from the Mahatma Gandhi Series would be obsolete except for a few essential services such as hospitals, pharmaceutical shops, gasoline stations, etc., which could still accept the currency. Modi then[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY ETHAN ROSEN
Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) created a clothing company with two other friends to sell cheap and comfortable clothing to college students.

Students Start Online Apparel Business

Georgetown undergraduate students Ethan Rosen (MSB ’19), Emmett Orts (SFS ’19) and Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) are offering cheap and accessible athletic clothing through the online clothing startup UApparel, which launched at the beginning of this year. Rosen and Orts, members of the University’s crew team, founded the company during[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 4 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY BEN DROZ
Peet’s Coffee offers a new kind of coffee experience through the addition of an all-new slow bar and a unique interior design complete with images of both current and historical Georgetown.

Peet’s Coffee Opens First Shop in Georgetown

Peet’s Coffee introduced a new take on the coffee shop experience when it added its first retail location in Georgetown, located on the corner of 33rd and M Street, on Dec. 20. From an interior design that exhibits pictures depicting historical moments and current features of the Georgetown area —[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top