Economic Intelligence

April 2013


Why JC Penney Failed Under Ron Johnson

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Professor Kusum Ailawadi is the Charles Jordan 1911 TU'12 Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Under CEO Ron Johnson, JC Penney tried to change its strategy in several ways, but perhaps the biggest change was to promotion policy. The company significantly cut back on ...

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economy
business
sales

How to Build a Better Infrastructure Plan

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Ryan Alexander is the president of Taxpayers for Common Sense.

For all the disagreements in Washington, there are always voices on both sides of the political aisle calling for smart infrastructure investments. After all, investments in ports, rails, roads, and transit facilitate commerce, allow ...

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deficit and national debt
economy
infrastructure
transportation
Congress
Army Corps of Engineers
federal budget