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Jul 06, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

U.S., European and Asian stock markets all fell in response to Greece rejecting austerity plans demanded by international creditors. But the market reaction was much more muted than analysts had expected. Those experts include Smith School executive-in-residence Bill Longbrake, who spoke to the Associated Press ahead of market openings on Monday. Longbrake said on Sunday night to “watch for how the Europeans handle

Jul 01, 2015
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Bill Longbrake, executive-in-residence at the Smith School's Center for Financial Policy, lays out the big issues for Greece as the country enters the end game of its long-running financial drama. "There are times when, even though there might be a logical solution from an economic and financial point of view, you can't get there because of political constraints," Longbrake says.

Jun 29, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

John Hancock rallied a nation with his large autograph on the Declaration of Independence, but new research from the Smith School shows that signature size on corporate financial statements can signal far less noble intentions. The working paper, led by Smith accounting professor Nick Seybert and 2015 Smith PhD graduate Charles Ham, finds that chief financial officers with large signatures are

Jun 26, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The Office of Executive Education at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has launched the Interagency Excellence Series; an open-enrollment program specifically for government employees. The next three-day workshop will be held August 25-27, 2015 and focus on business analytics.

Jun 26, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The California Labor Commission sided this month with an Uber driver who argued that she should be classified as an employee of the company, not an independent contractor. The decision means the woman is entitled to reimbursement of expenses she incurred driving for Uber for three months last year, some $4,152. In a recent conversation for Knowledge@Wharton, Smith School professor

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