In the Media

NPR: Oil, Fishing Industries Entwined In Miss. River Delta

June 03, 2010

From NPR's Morning Edition, June 3, 2010:

President Obama has clamped a six-month moratorium on new deep-water drilling. He says a pause is necessary to guard against another crushing environmental catastrophe. But Peter Ricchiuti, who teaches finance at Tulane, says deep-water oil is crucial.

"The last great oil province in the domestic United States is the deep water in the Gulf of Mexico," he says. "I mean, you can make major gas finds, you can hit smaller oil fields, but what we call elephant fields — the last of them are in the Gulf of Mexico."

To hear the entire...

Forbes.com: The U.S. Should Value Oil Companies

June 02, 2010

From Forbes.com, June 1, 2010:

In a commentary written for Forbes. com, Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, says oil companies need the U.S. less than the U.S. needs oil companies.

To read the entire commentary, visit Forbes.com:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/01/oil-companies-united-states-bp-opinions-contributors-eric-smith.html?boxes=Homepagelighttop

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Times-Picayune: BP faces the task of repairing its public image

June 01, 2010

From The Times-Picayune, May 30, 2010:

[Tulane marketing professor Mita Sujan] says BP may not be quite as motivated to follow Tylenol's example. "In cases like Tylenol and Toyota, people buy with their feet," she says. "But with BP, it's not a branded choice. People generally buy gasoline based on price, not on company. So I don't think there's a real financial motivation to accept responsibility."

To read the entire article, visit nola.com:

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/bp_faces_the_task_of_repairing.html

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NBC Nightly News: Energy Expert: 'Industy had good safety record'

May 27, 2010

From NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, May 26, 2010:

Professor Eric Smith of Tulane University's Energy Institute offers perspective on the oil spill crisis and the attempts to contain it. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

To see the video segment with Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, click the link below:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#37366431

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Financial Times: Programme with a 'buy' rating

May 24, 2010

From Financial Times, May 24, 2010:

In Latin America, financial research on public companies can be difficult to find. Not only are many of the financial markets underdeveloped and thinly traded, there is a dearth of analysts in the region because most big investment banks do not bother to cover small, emerging market companies. But business schools there have set out to change this. A dozen schools have signed on to a programme in conjunction with Tulane's Freeman School of Business where MBAs research, write and publish investment reports on small- and medium-sized...