Center for Financial Policy Research

Faculty Insights & Research

Thursday, August 13, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  Maryland Smith’s David Kass, a finance professor and longtime follower of investment oracle Warren Buffett, tells 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  It’s always a useful reminder: The stock market is not the economy.

To look at the major indices on the New York Stock Exchange, you might think – depending on the day – that the economy is holding up fairly well. You’d be wrong, says Maryland Smith’s Albert “Pete” Kyle.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  The price of gold has risen by more than 30% in the past 12 months, and has outperformed all other commodities traded this year under the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. David Kass, clinical professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, explains the economic implications.

Monday, July 13, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be among the worst. And that has Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi taking a close look at the potential financial risks.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  If you follow David Kass’ stocks to watch, it’s time to update your holdings.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s challenging when you graduate in a pandemic era. Employment prospects have altered and many new hires will begin their jobs not in a shiny new office, but remote from their kitchen tables. Some things haven’t changed, however, like the personal finance advice that young professionals should follow.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  When times are tough, access to credit becomes crucial. Policymakers know this, so when faced with an economic downturn, they tend to adopt measures that will ensure that consumers get that access, and at a fair price.

But sometimes, the measures that lawmakers adopt have consequences they didn’t intend.

Friday, June 12, 2020

By William Longbrake

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated an abrupt and extraordinarily severe global recession. Social distancing and lockdowns which were intended to slow the spread of contagion threw millions out of work and crushed economic activity instantaneously.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  There must be a science to stock trading, right? Maybe it’s physics.

In new research, Maryland Smith’s Albert “Pete” Kyle uses methods of physics to develop a dynamic model to measure financial market liquidity and make better investment decisions.

Friday, May 8, 2020

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – With COVID-19 spreading rapidly across Africa, it’s clear the disease is now "the greatest global crisis of the century," Maryland Smith's Lemma W. Senbet says.

In a recent webinar, "COVID-19 and the African Economies," Senbet discussed the pandemic and its staggering economic fallout, along with high-level policy experts from the IMF and World Bank.

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