Insights From

Robert F. Bruner

Leading Through Crisis: Lessons From Past US Presidents

While no U.S. president has faced a challenge quite like the current one, what do past commanders-in-chief have to teach us about leading through a crisis. Professor Bob Bruner shares findings of the leadership styles of past U.S. presidents that could inform the current moment for leaders at all levels as we navigate the difficult path ahead.

Separating Fact From Fiction: 5 Insights on the Great Depression

The stock market crash, Gatsby’s parties, the New Deal, President Hoover and the actual timeline: So that we might learn from history, an expert in financial crises corrects some common misconceptions about the Great Depression.

When Governments and the Global Economy Collide: What to Watch

Uncover key insights from Darden experts examining the rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape and how new policies and actions can and will impact the global economy.

Amid Strong US Economy: 3 Threats?

Most economic crises fade quickly into blurry memories, but the same can’t be said of the mortgage meltdown and Great Recession of 2007–09. A decade later, three of Darden’s top economics and finance professors share their concerns of a repeat.

The Coming Financial Crisis

Another global financial crisis will come eventually, although when and why the next downturn will begin remains an unknown. So far, regulatory efforts have not eliminated the sources of financial instability.

Three Things: Preparing for Financial Crisis

In this Three Things video, Darden Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert Bruner discusses how we know crises will recur and how we can personally prepare for them. 

Work in the US: The Tenuous Present and Uncertain Future

Darden Professor Bob Bruner and Miller Center Senior Fellow Chris Lu discuss the future of work in the U.S. and the changes technology will continue to bring.

A U.S. Presidential Leadership Lesson: Optimism

On Presidents Day, Darden Professor and Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner reflects on these leaders, and not just for a day; he’s formally researched their qualities and delved into one of the most interesting facets of their leadership: general, prevalent optimism.