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Jan 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Today’s vote by the European Central Bank to print more than 1 trillion euros for buying government bonds and other financial assets would have some benefits but would not solve the region’s long-term challenges. That is the assessment of Phillip Swagel and

Jan 21, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

By Anil K. Gupta

China’s latest GDP data released today reinforce the widely held belief that the days of breakneck economic growth are indeed coming to an end. At 7.4 percent, the reported growth rate for 2014 is the slowest since 1990. Read more...

Jan 21, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

U.S.-based multinational corporations move an average of $12 billion in taxable income back into the country each year, tax free, through complex mergers and acquisitions. That’s according to new research by Emanuel Zur, an assistant professor of business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and two coauthors. "This is the first time anyone has provided large-scale

Jan 20, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

President Obama’s proposed fee on big banks would hurt homebuyers and fail to control risk-taking by those firms with more than $50 billion in assets, says Clifford Rossi, professor of the practice at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The proposal, slated for inclusion in tonight’s State of the Union address, would

Jan 18, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Since 2008 the United States has had a zombie mortgage-financing system, former bank executive Cliff Rossi writes today in a guest column for The Hill. “That year, in the wake of the collapse of the

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