UMD Business Experts Available to Comment on Yellen Nomination

Media Alert   Oct. 9, 2013

Attention:  Financial, economics editors and reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The following finance faculty experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to expand on comments in reaction to President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve.

David Kass:  Yellen Could Offset Fiscal Tightening

UMD Business Experts Available to Expand on Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Comments

Media Alert: Oct. 2, 2013
Attention:  Financial, economic reporters and editors

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Financial and economic experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to expand on their comments, below, about implications of the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling debate. 

Kathleen Weiss Hanley

Kathleen Weiss Hanley is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance and a Senior Academic Advisor to the Center for Financial Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.  From 2011 to 2013, she was the Deputy Chief Economist of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Deputy Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis where she oversaw the integration of economic analysis into Commission rulemaking and directed the Division’s research and risk assessment programs.

Smith Undergrad Program Ranked #18 By U.S. News

College Park, Md. – September 10, 2013 – The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business jumped to No. 18 in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” published today. The Smith School placed 8th among public universities and again ranked highly in a number of business specialty categories. Smith’s Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management/Logistics programs are listed among the nation’s top 10, and a total of seven areas are listed among the nation’s top 25.

Michael Padhi

Professor Padhi’s research deals with financing of small, start-up, or distressed firms.  His research on the impact of credit scoring of small business loan applications on low- and moderate-income areas is published in the Financial Review (with L. Woosley and S. Frame), which also won a best paper award at the 2003 Eastern Finance Association’s annual meeting.  In his Ph.D.

CEO@Smith: Chet Burrell, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

At the helm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for nearly six years, Chet Burrell finds himself poised at the forefront of health care reform in the U.S. The intersection of health care and business has never been more important, which is why you should join Burrell for this year’s first CEO@Smith presentation.

Hear first-hand from the mid-Atlantic region’s leading health benefit services provider, then get answers to your own questions during the later Q&A segment.

Dinner will be provided. Business attire is suggested.

September 17, 2013 - 5:30pm


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