Warren Buffett once referred to airlines as an investment “death trap.” So why would his Berkshire Hathaway be placing big bets on airline shares? The Oracle of Omaha's railroad strategy offers some clues, says Smith School professor David Kass. The airline industry "has pretty much rationalized itself, similar to railroads," Kass tells Bloomberg. "They have their sort-of monopoly
Over your lifetime, you'll earn quite a bit of money. But it might never feel like a lot, depending on how you spend, save and prioritize. November is Financial Literacy Month, and Smith School professor Albert "Pete" Kyle has some smart saving advice for every decade of your money-making life. Read more...
On Nov. 11, 2016, the Smith School’s specialty masters students participated in a case competition at the Smith School in Van Munching Hall. Sixteen groups—89 students total—presented during this event, which was hosted by the Office of Career Services in collaboration with lead faculty judge Barney Corwin.
Launched this fall, the University of Maryland Research Data Center (UMDRDC) is the newest facility of the national Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC) network. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Nov. 18, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus.
The question of who will be the 45th U.S. president has been answered with the upset victory of Republican Donald Trump. Now many are asking what U.S. economic policy will look like under his administration. Smith School experts will explore some of the larger economic questions facing the new administration at a pair of events next week in Washington, D.C. Here is a snapshot of some of the big issues they will discuss.