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Knowledge @Wharton: December 19, 2014

Host Dan Loney is joined by Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Dorothy Gaiter (Senior Editor, The Grape Collective), Andrew Zimbalist (Economics Professor; Author of “Rio 2016: Olympic Myths, Hard Realities”, Smith College), Trae Bodge (Senior Lifestyle Editor, RetailMeNot), Barbara Kotschwar (Latin American Studies Professor, Georgetown University), and Pinar Yildirim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Friday, December 19, 2014 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, December 19, 2014 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: December 19, 2014 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Andrea Matwyshyn, Dorothy Gaiter, Andrew Zimbalist, Trae Bodge, Barbara Kotschwar, Pinar Yildirim

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Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University

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Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an academic and author whose work focuses on technology and innovation, particularly information security and consumer privacy law and policy.

Professor Matwyshyn is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017, collaborating with the University of Oxford Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. She is a (tenured full) professor of law / professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15.

She has worked in both the public and the private sector. In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor/ Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As public service, she has testified in Congress on issues of information security regulation, and she maintains ongoing policy engagement. Prior to entering the academy, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions. She continues to maintain collaborative technology industry relationships.

Professor Matwyshyn has previously held primary appointments in University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has also held visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame.

Twitter – @amatwyshyn | @Northeastern
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Dorothy Gaiter

Senior Editor, The Grape Collective

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Dorothy J. Gaiter conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal’s wine column, “Tastings,” from 1998 to 2010 with her husband, John Brecher. She has been tasting and studying wine since 1973. She has had a distinguished career in journalism as a reporter, editor, columnist and editorial writer at The Miami Herald and The New York Times as well as at The Journal. Dottie and John are well-known from their many television appearances, especially on Martha Stewart’s show, and as the creators of the annual “Open That Bottle Night” celebration of wine and friendship. The first bottle they shared was André Cold Duck.
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Andrew Zimbalist

Economics Professor; Author of “Rio 2016: Olympic Myths, Hard Realities”, Smith College

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Andrew Zimbalist received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1969 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He has been in the Economics Department at Smith College since 1974 and has been a visiting professor at Hamburg University (2011), Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan (2007), the University of Geneva (2003), at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan (1985), and a visiting research fellow at Harvard University (1980). He presently is the Robert A. Woods professor of economics at Smith College and a member of the Five College Graduate Faculty. Dr. Zimbalist is also the author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup (2015).

Dr. Zimbalist was editor of a book series on “The Political Economy of Development in Latin America” for Westview Press from 1987 through 1994. He chaired the Latin American Scholars’ Association’s Task Force on Scholarly Relations with Cuba during 1992-94. He testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the economic effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba in March 1994 and participated in the congressional program of the Aspen Institute as an expert on the Cuban economy. Dr. Zimbalist has consulted in Latin America for the United Nations Development Program, the Atlantic Council, IRELA, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as for numerous companies around investment in Latin America.

Zimbalist has published several dozen articles and 25 books, including Cuban Political Economy (1988), Comparing Economic Systems (1989), The Cuban Economy: Measurement and Analysis of Socialist Performance (1989), Panama at the Crossroads (1991), Baseball and Billions (1992), Sports, Jobs and Taxes (1997),Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-time College Sports (1999),The Economics of Sport, I & II (2001), May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy (2003), In the Best Interests of Baseball? The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig (2006), The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business (2006), Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change (2007), Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry (2010), The International Handbook on the Economics of Mega-Sport Events (2012), The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball (2014), Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup (2015), and Rio 2016: Olympic Myths, Hard Realities (2017).

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Rio-2016-Olympic-Myths-Realities/dp/0815732457
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Trae Bodge

Senior Lifestyle Editor, RetailMeNot

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Trae Bodge serves as a senior lifestyle editor for The Real Deal by RetailMeNot. As an expert on in-demand gifts, Trae is passionate about helping consumers save money when shopping. Whether it’s researching hot deals for her next article or discovering great products to showcase in her many on-air appearances, Trae loves to share her finds with deal-seeking consumers! Highlighting everything from the coolest cosmetics to the latest shopping apps, Trae has proved herself to be a consumer’s best friend. She has been featured in Elle, Essence, InStyle, Real Simple and Redbook magazines and has regularly appeared on the Today show with Hoda and Kathie Lee, CNN, Fox Business Network and affiliates at ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.
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Barbara Kotschwar

Latin American Studies Professor, Georgetown University

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Barbara Kotschwar has been a research associate at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2007. Her research focuses on trade, investment, and regional integration. Recent projects include comparative analyses of Latin American experiences with free trade agreements, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America, an assessment of Mexico’s economy, and studies on commercial relations between the United States and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) partners. Kotschwar is also adjunct professor of Latin American studies and economics at Georgetown University, where she has taught courses on political economy and trade and integration in the Americas since 1998.

Before joining the Institute, she was chief of the Foreign Trade Information System at the Organization of American States, where she also provided technical and analytical support to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) process in the area of standards and technical barriers to trade in her capacity as senior trade specialist. She has advised Latin American and Caribbean governments on trade-related issues and has worked with multilateral and regional development banks on a variety of trade and development projects.
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Pinar Yildirim

Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

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Pinar Yildirim joined the Wharton School as an Assistant Professor of Marketing after completing her PhD in 2012. Pinar’s research can be categorized into three main streams: monetization of media platforms, politics in marketing, and advertising. She focuses on analytical modeling and in particular is interested in game theoretic models. Parallel to these interests, her current research focuses on two-sided networks, including innovation platforms, data markets, and social networks. Related to her interests of ‘political economy’ she is also conducting research on how beliefs about the role of government can be shaped. Professor Yildirim’s research appeared in top management and marketing journals including Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and Journal of Marketing, and received various grants. Yildirim has industrial experience in consumer electronics and automotive sectors, at firms such as Fiat S.P.A and Renault S.A. She also conducted research in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline and PNC Bank, and currently she is conducting research in collaboration with the American Red Cross (with Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative grant) and Social Bicycles. Professor Yildirim earned her Ph.D. in Marketing & Business Economics from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She is teaching Marketing Research at the Wharton School and is a frequent contributor for Knowledge@Wharton and contributor for Google Think Insights
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