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

Sep 17, 2012
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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.

Kass is a Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, and happens to be a Harvard Business School classmate of Republican candidate Mitt Romney (corporate financial management course, fall 1973). He currently teaches Advanced Financial Management and Business Finance. Prior to joining the faculty of the Smith School in 2004, he held senior positions with the Federal Government (Federal Trade Commission, General Accounting Office, Department of Defense, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis). Kass is an expert on Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway and the economy.

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.