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Feb 01, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

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.

Jan 29, 2016

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.

Jan 29, 2016
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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.

Jan 28, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

By using advanced baseball statistics, it's possible to predict the monetary value of baseball players' future contributions — and avoid awarding massive multiyear contracts to players whose best days are behind them, according to new research from the Robert H. Smith School, at the University of Maryland. Read more ...

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...

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