Finance

Improving Access To Banking Without Sacrificing Profits
New research explores a successful bank making an impact in poor, rural areas in Africa.
Feb 18, 2021
Correcting the Course of Factor Models
Researchers have struggled with using characteristics-based factor models to summarize cross-sections of stock returns. Homing in on a few characteristics was seen as a potential solution. But new Maryland Smith research has other ideas.
Feb 15, 2021
How Corporate Taxes Benefit the Greater Good
New research shows how to best design corporate taxes and subsidies to spur companies to innovate in ways to have the greatest social impact.
Feb 05, 2021
Are Your Colleagues Influencing Your Investment Decisions?
When and how employees choose to participate their company's employee stock purchase plans might depend on what their colleagues do.
Jan 08, 2021
Getting to the Bottom of Discount Rate Variation
New research is important for understanding which economic forces might move expected stock returns in the first place.
Dec 17, 2020
Why it Takes More Than Just Good Timing to Succeed in the Market
Some traders time the market, others look for signs to get the most bang for their buck. But what’s the best method? Both, says new research.
Dec 17, 2020
How Climate Disasters Impact Investment Decisions
Living through a climate-related disaster can be a harrowing experience for anyone. For professional money managers, it can even impact their investment decisions.
Dec 11, 2020
Taking Another Look At A Way to Evaluate Mutual Funds
New research refutes a critique of a way to evaluate mutual fund performance.
Dec 10, 2020
How to Pick the Best Mutual Funds
New research from Maryland Smith pioneers a way to sift through the thousands of active mutual funds to winnow them down to a set of the best ones to invest in.
Dec 10, 2020
How Money Market Funds React to Crisis
How do U.S. money market funds respond to a crisis? New research explores what happened during the European debt crisis that spiraled when Greece required a bailout.
Dec 10, 2020

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