David Kass

Dr. David Kass has published articles in corporate finance, industrial organization, and health economics. He currently teaches Advanced Financial Management and Business Finance, and is the Faculty Champion for the Sophomore Wall Street Fellows. 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 has recently appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, Maryland Public Television, Business News Network TV (Canada), American Public Media's Marketplace Radio, and WYPR Radio (Baltimore), and has been quoted on numerous occasions by the Washington Post, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, where he has primarily discussed Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.

What To Watch As Pharma Prices Take Center Stage

SMITH BRAIN TRUST –  Pharmaceutical prices are poised to become a central issue for the next Congress, potentially forcing lawmakers to consider at least two factors that coincide with America’s higher-than-average drug prices.

The first is the lack of a governmental pharmaceutical price oversight board, similar to the ones that exist in Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom, where pharmaceutical companies typically charge far less for their products.

How Bezos Defies Tech's Biggest Myth

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – If you follow tech industry news, by now you’ve heard that classic Silicon Valley startup story.

A few men have dropped out of college and are working in a garage when they strike a great idea. With total dedication to delivering on this idea, they launch a successful company. They create the most consumer-friendly personal computer on the market to date. They start Microsoft. They start Apple. 

Finance Students Watch and Learn with Berkshire Shareholders

Since 2006, finance professor David Kass has led students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on an annual trek to Omaha, Nebraska, to partake in the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting. This year he and Smith School finance professor Elinda Kiss tried something different. They hosted more than 100 students, faculty and staff for a “Watch & Learn” event on May 5, 2018, at Van Munching Hall.

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