Smith Brain Trust

Survive Thanksgiving Travel, With Tips From the Experts

Maryland Smith faculty share their best travel hacks, from traveling early to the best ways to tolerate traffic, to make your holidays easier.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Two Things You Should Do This Year To Save Money on Taxes

It’s probably never too soon to start thinking about tax season. Particularly this year, says Maryland Smith’s Samuel Handwerger.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
What To Watch As Pharma Prices Take Center Stage

Pharmaceutical prices are poised to become a central issue for the next Congress, potentially forcing lawmakers to consider at least two factors that coincide with America’s higher-than-average drug prices.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
What the Midterm Election Means for Stocks

The stock market was taking the election in stride, beginning a rally that could extend through next year. Maryland Smith's David Kass explains three reasons why.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Why Pot Businesses Are the New Wild West

Marijuana business entrepreneurs in states where pot use has been legalized are in for a serious trip. Maryland Smith's David P. Weber explains why.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Teaching Finance the Maryland Smith Way

Short-term thinking hurts companies. But finance students at Maryland Smith learn a different approach. They focus on value maximization, not profit maximization.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
How Shareholder Primacy Wards Off Short-termism

Companies have built-in incentives to avoid short-termism. But they fall into the myopia trap when they confuse value creation with income maximization.

Friday, November 2, 2018
Here’s What’s Missing From the Shareholder Primacy Debate

Critics come down hard on shareholder primacy. But Maryland Smith professor Michael Faulkender says people err when they overlook risk/reward economics.

Friday, November 2, 2018

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