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 Finance 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). Dr. Kass has recently appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, Maryland Public Television, Business News Network TV (Canada), FOX TV, Bloomberg Radio, Wharton Business Radio, KCBS Radio, American Public Media's Marketplace Radio, and WYPR Radio (Baltimore), and has been quoted on numerous occasions by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, The New York Times and The Washington Post, where he has primarily discussed Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, the economy, and the stock market.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Ancient rulers loved it. Modern investors have, at times, flocked to it. What is it about gold, anyway?
Gold prices have gained more than 15% this year, amid worries about the trade war between the United States and China, uncertainties surrounding Brexit, and signs of weakness across major economies.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s been a big year for IPOs, but it hasn’t been a kind one.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – “Infuriating” was how one Maryland Smith professor described the Forbes list of “America’s Most Innovative Leaders.”
The list, published Friday, received marquis design treatment on the Forbes website, with a big-font headline and an all-caps sub-headline that asked, urgently, provocatively, “Who Are The Most Creative And Successful Business Minds Of Today?"
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Of the many potential impacts that climate change is likely to create, here’s one you might not have considered yet: Altering monetary policy.
But in various corners of the world, central bankers increasingly are paying attention to weather events, carbon emissions and environmentally driven finance efforts.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 16th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty and staff.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The United States effectively abandoned the gold standard in 1933. But as an idea, it never really seems to go away.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – For corporations and stock analysts, there’s plenty to fret about these days.
There are rising labor costs from a notably tight job market. There is sputtering growth in Europe and Asia. And there’s that disquieting U.S.-China trade war. And all of those factors are conspiring to weigh on earnings per share.