© 2021, Farok J. Contractor, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Business School Note: The following commentary is based on my experience teaching remotely during the pandemic. It does not directly reflect on Rutgers University. The pandemic has accelerated and legitimized online learning. The institution where I teach—Rutgers Business School (New Brunswick and Newark)—has been completely online for … Continue reading Despite Some Advantages, Online Education Has a “Dark Underbelly”
NARRATED SLIDE PRESENTATION GIVEN AT THE JULY 2020 ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (AIB) ONLINE MEETING © 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School What will the world economy look like after COVID-19? Will globalization retreat? Economies decouple? Nationalism and autarchy be the rule? Countries draw inward and become more protectionist? I propose an alternative scenario … Continue reading The Argument for Globalization in a Post-COVID-19 World
©2020 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Update to 20 Mar 2020 and 23 Mar 2020 posts with additional references from medical experts and economists for those who wish to read deeper The Excruciating Choice Governments face an “excruciating choice” between “flattening the (coronavirus) curve” by imposing quarantines and lockdowns and the huge, unprecedented economic impact … Continue reading What Does “Flattening the Curve” Mean? Will It Also Flatten the Global Economy?
©2020 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Click 20 Mar 2020 for earlier post Government Waking Up to the Trade-offs It is not every day that, shortly after I publish a post, the Trump administration responds with a similar thought, addressing – seemingly for the first time – the balance between health considerations and the … Continue reading Quick Update: The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession
Click 23 Mar 2020 for update ©2020 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Around the world, governments are reacting to the spread of the coronavirus by recommending, or forcing, the closure of schools, restaurants, and travel. By having the population remain at home, the much-reduced human-to-human contact will slow down the spread of the virus. … Continue reading The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession