Curt Grimm, the Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics & Strategy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, traveled to Canada in June 2018 to deliver a keynote address at “the other” Smith School of Business — Queen’s University’s Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "13th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2016, as recommended by members of its faculty and administrators.
U.S. oil prices fell to a six-year low on Aug. 11, 2015, and one person not surprised would be the late Smith School economist Julian L. Simon. "There is no compelling reason to believe that world oil prices will rise in the coming decades," he wrote in 1984 when most experts predicted overpopulation and depletion of the earth's natural resources. Six of Simon's former colleagues and children share their recollections of the man who took on the doomsayers and won with a high-profile bet that pundits still talk about today. Read more...
The U.S. debt is ticking away past $14 trillion and threatens to hit the current federally imposed limit on how much we borrow to keep our economy afloat. What are the impacts if this limit is not raised in time as lawmakers squabble of the details of how to manage the country’s debt crisis?
Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, described coaching his young son’s softball team to a rapt audience in Frank Auditorium. Grimm knew that only two of the children could reliably catch the ball. So he put those boys at first and second base, and then instructed their teammates to only throw the ball to first and second. It proved to be a winning strategy, because his son’s team took the championship that year. Grimm asked his audience to assess his competitive strategy: was it good, bad or ugly?
College Park, Md. – March 12, 2010 – Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland. Grimm is one of five faculty members recognized campus-wide in the prestigious program, which honors tenured faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as educators and notable achievements in their respective fields. Each scholar will present a lecture during the school year, and the award carries an honorarium to support professional activities.
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, March 15, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
Toyota: On the
Toyota, the automaker once revered for safety, has been reeling after recalling more than 8 million vehicles for mechanical issues that could pose safety threats. With congressional hearing, public apologies, and a roller coaster market response, can Toyota recover or will it be lapped by its competitors?
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Monday, June 1, 4:30 a.m.
Responding to U.S. employment figures, economic strategy experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, say cheaper, plentiful energy is fundamental to the apparent economic upswing.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Curt Grimm talks about the fast-approaching collision of the federal debt with the current ceiling limit, and the looming deadline for Congress to act on increasing the ceiling.