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Jeffrey Born

Professor of Finance, Director, Executive MBA Program



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As Canada wildfires rage, faculty experts examine the ramifications

Wild­fires con­tinue to rage for a third week in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Canada’s Alberta province, the country’s oil-​​sands cap­ital. Some 96,000 people have been evac­u­ated from the area and 2,400 build­ings have been destroyed. We spoke with three North­eastern experts who share insight into how the cat­a­strophe will affect cli­mate change, the likely impact on U.S. con­sumers, and how the Fort McMurray com­mu­nity can recover.


3Qs: Do low gas prices hurt the economy?

The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. reached a seven-​​year low on Monday, according to AAA, dip­ping to $1.83. Here, oil and gas expert Jef­frey Born, pro­fessor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, explains why falling gas prices might be good for your wallet but bad for the economy.


3Qs: The Dow Jones’ wild Monday ride

The stock market index plum­meted more than 1,000 points moments after trading opened on Monday, and then dras­ti­cally fluc­tu­ated throughout the day. Finan­cial expert Jef­fery Born explains the cat­a­lyst for “Black Monday” and what it means for you.


3Qs: Did Occupy Wall Street change Wall Street?

Pro­testers may not have changed the finan­cial sector, but they have influ­enced the polit­ical dis­course, according to finance pro­fessor Jef­frey Born.


3Qs: Evaluating Obama’s student loan plan

Last week, Pres­i­dent Obama announced a series of reg­u­la­tory changes aimed at easing the burden of stu­dent loans for recent col­lege grad­u­ates who may not be making enough money to repay their debts. Pro­fessor Jef­frey Born, a finance expert in the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, says while the changes may not help many recent grad­u­ates, they could help stu­dents who are preparing to grad­uate — espe­cially those with degrees that may not net them high-​​paying jobs.

3Qs: Warning signs forecasted latest economic plunge

Last week, the stock market suf­fered its worst stretch since 2008, while Stan­dard & Poor’s down­graded the government’s credit rating for the first time in his­tory. We asked finance expert Jef­frey Born, a pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, to weigh in on the S&P down­grade, the impact of fiscal tur­moil in Europe on the Amer­ican economy and the risk of a double-​​dip reces­sion — all fac­tors weighing down investor sen­ti­ment when it comes to the world’s major economies.

The world’s next economic hot spot?

A bailout by neigh­boring emi­rate Abu Dhabi has appar­ently sta­bi­lized Dubai’s finan­cial crisis. But the longer-​​​​term eco­nomic impact—on Dubai and other nations—could grow more serious. Pro­fessor of Finance and Insurance […]

Selected Publications

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Shareholder Wealth and Trading Volume Responses to Train Wrecks

International Research Journal of Applied Finance, II(9), 992-1013.


A Massive Cut in NCO's Spending Seems Unlikely

Oil & Gas Monitor (August 17, 2011), 1.

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