economy

Smith Business Close-Up: Presidential Election 2012: The Economy and the Stock Market

September 13, 2012 & September 16, 2012

This year’s presidential election may very well come down to the economy and stock market performance between now and Election Day. Is there any way to forecast outcomes, and what will the election results mean for the economy and markets going forward?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, David Kass talks about the presidential race and the economy.

Smith Business Close-Up: Economic Controls and Violent Crime

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

The global financial crisis has prompted some policymakers around the world to tighten economic controls, restricting currency and capital, capping interest rates, and imposing import/export licenses. Governments should be use caution when manipulating the free flow of currency and goods – history shows it can lead to an uptick in black market violence.

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