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The lifeblood of a business school is its faculty, and at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business our faculty members are inspiring, supportive and world-class. We are attuned to a marketplace that values innovation, entrepreneurialism, analytical thinking and hard work. Our teaching and research equips students with the wisdom of business scholarship rooted in the experiential lessons of the marketplace.

The Downside of the Credit Score Protection Bills

When faced with an economic downturn, policymakers look to adopt measures to ensure that consumers can gain access to vital credit. But sometimes the measures have unintended consequences.

Jun 23, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Changing the Airline Industry

Here are some of the big trends facing the airline industry and its passengers now.

Jun 18, 2020
Why the Devil Wears Prada

Recently published findings show that wearing and using a luxury good, like a Prada handbag, can lead ordinary people to behave badly.

Jun 17, 2020
New Model Supports Better COVID-19 Planning

New predictive model is helping decision makers better forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 15, 2020
How the COVID-19 economic feedback loop amplified the crisis

The coronavirus is different than ones that came before. But the macroeconomic policy tools to respond to it are the same: fiscal policy and monetary policy. Here's a look at both.

Jun 12, 2020
How Paid Social Media Thrived in COVID-19

When staying home was the only option during the coronavirus pandemic, people turned to the internet to get their fix of entertainment and interaction. For brands, this became their chance to join the conversation.

Jun 12, 2020
From Physics, a Smarter Way To Trade Stocks?

New research uses methods of physics to develop a dynamic model to measure financial market liquidity and make better investment decisions.

Jun 10, 2020
Navigating the Job Market Now

Maryland Smith career coach Julie Neill discussed the challenges of job-searching during and after pandemic in a recent Kojo Nnamdi Show community event. She shares a step-by-step guide to navigate the job search now.

Jun 09, 2020
Leadership in a WFH Era

As organizations look to make telecommuting a long-term solution, leaders are sorting through the challenges of how to keep employees engaged and connected.

Jun 08, 2020
Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Women still only earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. That wage gap drives much of Margrét Bjarnadóttir’s research, which she discusses in a recent Q&A on ThriveGlobal

Jun 08, 2020

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