Elinda F. Kiss

<p>Professor Elinda F. Kiss' primary areas of research include Bank Regulation, Finance and Banking Crises and Fixed Income Securities. She teaches Corporate Finance, and Banking in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to teaching at the Smith School Professor Kiss has served as Associate Professor in the Departments of Finance and Accounting at Rutgers University and as Assistant Professor or Lecturer at the Wharton School, Wellesley College, and Temple University.</p>

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.

How Dodd-Frank Is Squeezing the Middle Class

Dodd-Frank has had an impact on middle-class home buyers.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...

Yellen’s Moves Are Policy, Not Politics

Fed Chair Janet YellenIn 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...

Students Visit FDIC and Federal Reserve

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.


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