Time for a Change in MBA Education?

MBA students gain essential tools that enable the kind of critical thinking required to solve problems and lead companies. But there is a downside to the curriculum, Maryland Smith's Rachelle Sampson writes.

Oct 18, 2018
Why Women-Led Hedge Funds Love Risk

It’s long been believed that if you want to rein in risk-taking, hiring women as top managers can help. But new research suggests that it can have the opposite result.

Oct 09, 2018
The Good News in NAFTA 2.0

Absent from the trade agreement between the U.S. and Canada are the car tariffs the Trump administration had threatened to impose.

Oct 01, 2018
Abandon Quarterly Earnings? Why the Latest Debate Misses the Point

Should publicly traded companies stop reporting earnings every quarter, opting instead for a twice-a-year schedule?

Sep 25, 2018
How U.S. Fortunes Rise With Climbing Oil Prices

Blame Russia and OPEC for rising energy prices. Or thank them. Smith School professor Charles E. Olson says the United States will benefit overall as oil approaches $70 per barrel.

Apr 25, 2018
Three Steps To Return To 'Africa Rising'

For much of the past two decades, the overarching economic theme in sub-Saharan Africa has been "Africa Rising." But growth has slowed since then.

Apr 17, 2018
Improve Flood Relief and Recovery

With natural disasters occurring more frequently, a deeper understanding of emergency preparedness has become increasingly critical. Smith School professor Niratcha "Grace" Tungtisanont focuses on flood recovery in her new research.

Mar 24, 2018
Intervene When Justice Isn't Fair

Strict enforcement of the law sometimes rewards dirty-dealing and hypocrisy, which bothered T. Leigh Anenson as a litigator. Her new book, "Judging Equity: The Fusion of Unclean Hands in U.S. Law," explores a safety valve in the legal system designed to correct injustice.

Mar 03, 2018
Solar Panel Tariff Treads a Dangerous Path

Protectionism breeds high prices and diminishing choices for consumers, the Smith School's Gary Cohen says in a recent appearance on Sirius XM POTUS — part of a string of recent interviews on trade policy.

Jan 29, 2018
Is It Time To Rethink 2 Percent Inflation?

What happens when the two key pieces of economic data suggest different paths for U.S. interest rates? That's the situation playing out now as the Federal Reserve maps its course. The Smith School's Robert J. Windle explains. 

Jan 09, 2018