Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Canada’s Move, Not Qatar’s, Is Big News For Oil

It was big news when Qatar announced it was quitting OPEC after nearly 60 years. But a development 6,000 miles away in Canada is likely to have a far more significant impact on oil prices, Maryland Smith's Charles E. Olson says.

Dec 05, 2018
The Rise of the Impact Investor

So you want to put your money where your values are. Then the latest in growing investment trends – impact investing – might be for you.

Nov 27, 2018
Natural Gas Is the Next Price To Watch

While consumers experience the effects of oil price volatility at the gas pump, there’s another energy market force that’s stealthy and poised to dent bank accounts in 2019. It’s natural gas.

Nov 21, 2018
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


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