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Jan 28, 2016

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...

Jan 28, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

We invite all faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students to nominate deserving faculty members at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the Allen J. Krowe Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence and the Legg Mason Teaching Innovation Award. Nominations must be submitted by March 4, 2016.

Jan 27, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Jan. 15-16, 2016, undergraduate students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business competed in the 5th Annual Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition and came away as champions of their competition bracket and competition finalists, ranking top 5 of 35.

Jan 21, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Several Republican presidential candidates have endorsed — or said they'd consider — putting America back on the gold standard. Sen. Ted Cruz has been the most outspoken, arguing that pegging the dollar to gold would make monetary decisions less arbitrary than the ones currently made by the Fed. Professional economists, however, overwhelmingly reject the idea that the dollar should be tied to the price of gold.

Jan 21, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

The stock market has already fallen 9 percent in the new year, but worries about a full-blown economic crisis are alarmist, a Smith School expert argues.

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