SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Getting ready to hit the road or fly off somewhere for Thanksgiving? Maryland Smith faculty share their best travel hacks, from traveling early to the best ways to tolerate traffic, to make your holidays easier.
Elinda F. Kiss
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.
Miles Davis Poster to Pocket Calculator
Ten undergraduates and three professors cleared their busy springtime schedules to travel to Omaha, Nebraska, last weekend to attend the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's meeting and listen to Warren Buffett, also known as the “Oracle of Omaha.”
The 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul was supposed to create a level playing field among home buyers. But a new study from researchers at the Smith School of Business shows the sweep of new rules actually squeezed middle-class home buyers, while giving a boost to wealthy borrowers. Professors Francesco D’Acunto and Alberto Rossi find that financial institutions reduced their lending on medium-sized mortgages 15% in 2014, even while piling on 21% more of its so-called jumbo mortgage offerings. Read more...
In the first presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump accused Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen of “doing political things” by keeping interest rates low, writes finance professor Elinda Kiss. He said the Fed "is being more political than Secretary Clinton.” (Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton previously has stated that it is inappropriate for presidential candidates to comment on Federal Reserve Actions.) Read more...
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul was supposed to create a level playing field among home buyers. But a new study from researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows the sweep of new rules actually squeezed middle-class home buyers, while giving a boost to wealthy borrowers.
The stock market has already fallen 9 percent in the new year, but worries about a full-blown economic crisis are alarmist, a Smith School expert argues.
Smith Undergrads’ ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ Experience includes ‘Buffett v. Mayweather’
This year’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., annual shareholder meeting coincided with the conglomerate’s 50-year anniversary under Chairman Warren Buffett – and the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao boxing showdown.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is just a stone’s throw away from the nation’s capital, enabling students to interact with some of the nation’s highest-ranking business officials. This month, Smith School finance professor Elinda Kiss utilized the school’s geographic advantage to take students on experiential trips to the FDIC and Federal Reserve.