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Talks@Algebra – Donald Trump: The Cheers and Fears of Change and Uncertainty

Talks@Algebra guest speaker was professor Robert W. Ridlon from Kelley School of Business (IU) and lecturer at our IgBS e-Leadership MBA. He offered his take on the impact of Trump's policies on the international trade, economic growth and job creation in US.  

Seemingly surprise election of Donald Trump as president of the United States in the November 8th, 2016 elections has created an endless supply of speculation around his future policies. Further complicating matters is his apparent contradictions among his team and even with himself. This makes it difficult to truly characterize a man who does not appear to fit any past typecasts. Nevertheless, professor Ridlon gave his balanced view on what firms, consumers, businesses and foreign governments, including European Union and Croatia, may expect from economic, political and social policy announcements of Trump presidency. His introduction has provoked many questions and a lively discussion among the participants of the Talks@Algebra.


Professor Ph.D. Robert W. Ridlon is a faculty member of Business Economics and Public Policy Department at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (USA) and lecturer at Algebra University College IgBS e-Leadership MBA. Ridlon’s professional expertise is in the area of Game Theory, Contests in Marketing Strategy, Pricing Strategies, Consumer Decision Making and Auctions. His academic and business backgrounds include experiences at the Xi’an Jiaotong University (China), Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business (Korea) and MIT Sloan School of Management (USA).



Talks@Algebra is an Algebra University College's social program hosting lecturers from business, IT, digital marketing, music, art, film, education, sports… in fact anyone with an interesting story or life experience to share. The purpose of this program is to give our students, alumnis, professors, employees, business partners, and general public a chance to hear inspirative stories and meet interesting people. Program Talks@Algebra was established in 2016 in cooperation with Boris Debić (CHO – Alphabet, Privacy Engineering/Analysis – Google).

If you have missed a chance to hear the Talks@Algebra with Robert Ridlon live, here is the chance to watch it all in the video below: