Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.
U.S corporations are sitting on some $3 trillion in cash, which some commentators view as an economic mystery. Why aren't they investing that money productively — in factories or in R & D? And would the economy see a positive bump if they did? Michael Faulkender, a professor of finance at the Smith School thinks much of the answer has to do with tax-avoidance strategies.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 29, 2016) — A new ranking by the Financial Times, released Monday, recognizes the full-time MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business as No. 22 in the nation and No. 51 in the world.
Haier Group’s recent $5.4 billion purchase of General Electric’s appliance unit is expected expand the China-based manufacturer’s market share and distribution channels and potentially boost its credibility among U.S. consumers. The move more broadly represents a case study of an emerging marketing company going global, says Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno.
Designing a good presidential poll can be tricky. Just ask Gallup, which missed the mark in 2012. Smith School economist David Kass takes a different approach. Rather than worrying about things like sample selection and response bias, he simply follows the money on prediction markets. Read more...
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.