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April 10, 2024
New UMD Smith SERC-ABA Report Defines ‘Basel III Endgame’ Flaws
Federal regulators are drafting new capital rules for banks, contested by industry experts like Clifford Rossi, Professor of the Practice and Director of SERC at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Rossi argues against the rules as he warns of adverse economic impacts.
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March 12, 2024
Smith School Tax Expert Weighs in on Baltimore Orioles Sale
Spring brings baseball and taxes: Baltimore Orioles navigate $1.725 billion sale amid tax intricacies. David Rubenstein’s acquisition strategy aims to maximize tax benefits. IRS scrutiny looms over potential installment sale complications. Samuel Handwerger's expert insights reveal the complexities…
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March 11, 2024
Kroger-Albertsons and FTC Antitrust Standards
In September 2022, the proposed $24.6 billion merger of Krogers and Albertsons sparked controversy. The Federal Trade Commission intervened, citing concerns of reduced competition and higher prices. Amidst legal battles, a notable case study by Susan White at the University of Maryland explores the…
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February 13, 2024
Tech Layoffs Signal ‘Feeling Economy’ Shift
Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor, highlights a concerning trend: Tech layoffs surpass 260,000 in 2023, persisting into 2024. He warns of a wider erosion of 'thinking' jobs due to AI advancements, emphasizing the emergence of 'feeling' roles. Rust urges a shift towards empathy and…
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January 30, 2024
Smith School Revolutionizes AI Job Tracking with AI-Powered Tool

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is leading the charge to understand how artificial intelligence is impacting jobs in the U.S. economy with the world’s first attempt to map the creation of AI-skilled jobs.

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December 11, 2023
The Case for Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education
Companies have managed risk for years. Traditionally, each business unit evaluates and handles their own risk, then reports to the CEO. Now, conventionally, the practice is holistically evolving to “enterprise risk management” or “ERM.”
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November 30, 2023
Commercial Real Estate in Demise?
Pre-pandemic, healthy demand for office and retail spaces signaled a growing commercial real estate (CRE) market. Loans were readily available, often with favorable terms. But the COVID lockdowns shifted the landscape significantly with businesses shuttering and employees transitioning to…
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November 15, 2023
Black Friday Shopping Tips
Amid a sluggish holiday-season outlook for retailers – thanks to the likes of rising credit card debt and dwindling, post-pandemic savings, competition is intensified for shoppers who are looking to spend. Reflecting this, big retailers initiated their holiday-season discounts as early as October…
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November 8, 2023
How Employees Can Help Cut “Quiet Cutting” Out of Their Careers

When “Quiet Quitting” went viral on social media in 2022, it brought a new meaning to absenteeism in the workplace. A year later, employers are flipping the script with their own trend – “Quiet Cutting.”

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November 2, 2023
Analyzing the New Workday Dead Zone: The Power Dynamics and Science of It

The hours between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. have become the time when many workers leave the office or take a break from remote work. It’s being called the workday dead zone.

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