Category Archives: Faculty Spotlight

Actuary Leadership Forum Examines Risk and Mitigation of Natural Catastrophes

Professionals in the insurance and risk management industries visited Mihaylo on April 13 for the Actuary Leadership Forum, discussing global catastrophic risk management, such as earthquakes, wildfires and weather-related disasters. The event was co-hosted by Mihaylo and Florida State University … Continue reading

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The Economies of the Indian Subcontinent: What Business Students Need to Know

India is poised to become the most populous country in the world in the next few decades, and the rapidly growing country is now the 10th largest economy in the world in terms of GDP. Mihaylo Economics Professor Dipankar Purkayastha … Continue reading

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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s Rust Belt Economies

Parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast U.S. are known as the “Rust Belt,” a region in which the loss of manufacturing jobs has devastated local economies as America transitions to a service economy. Many cities in this region are … Continue reading

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Mihaylo Professor Jeff Williamson ’03 Discusses Port Strike on PBS Television

Mihaylo alumnus and adjunct professor Jeff Williamson ’03 discusses the impact of the West Coast port strike on PBS’ “Nightly Business Report” on Feb. 24. Jeff Williamson ’03, adjunct Mihaylo marketing professor and director of the Center for International Trade … Continue reading

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Will Commercial Drones Revolutionize the Business Supply Chain?

The commercial use of drones, remote-controlled unmanned aircraft, has become a possibility with advances in drone technology and plans by some retailers, most notably Amazon, to use the aircraft for deliveries. Yet regulatory and safety concerns remain, which currently limit … Continue reading

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