The Center for Global Business (CGB) and Academic Director Kislaya Prasad hosted a conversation with Catherine Mann, global chief economist at Citibank, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, as part of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS).
Dr. Prasad is a Research Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University. Previous positions include Professor of Economics at Florida State University and Research Officer at the University of Cambridge. His principal research focus is on the computability and complexity of individual decisions and economic equilibrium, innovation and diffusion of technology, and social influences on economic behavior.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – TikTok, the popular short-form video app dubbed the “most valuable startup” in 2018, is being targeted as a threat by President Donald Trump. In a recent pair of executive orders, Trump banned TikTok and WeChat from operating in the United States if they aren’t sold within 90 days by their Chinese parent companies.
In a special summer edition of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS), the Center for Global Business and academic director, Kislaya Prasad hosted a conversation with Emmanuelle Ganne, senior analyst in the economic research and statistics division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday, July 27, 2020.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – China is said to be confronting an economic challenge as a trend toward “de-sinicization,” or the removal or elimination of Chinese culture, takes hold in the world supply chain. “Companies around the world are expected to alter their supply chains to be less dependent on China in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis," according to a recent report in The Diplomat.
On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted its second Annual Forum, a signature spring event that brings together distinguished voices from the academic, policy, diplomatic, and business communities on issues that impact international business. The center welcomed four experts to offer insights on the topic of Global Trade and the Coming Climate Disruption.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact across industries, sectors and cultures, and prompting people around the world to pose questions and seek answers.
The Center for Global Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland announces the release of the new book The Rise of New Economic Powers and America’s Future by Kislaya Prasad, academic director of the center and research professor at Maryland Smith. The volume is a commemorative record and culmination of the center’s Emerging Markets Forum (EMF) series that was held annually from 2011 to 2018.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – As the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted social life and the day-to-day economy for China’s 1.4 billion residents, many are wondering how can the country’s small-to-medium-size enterprises – including their global supply chain partners – will weather the storm?
This year, you can expect new, innovative solutions to environmental crises, as well as a vigorous race, to get 5G up and running, Erik Peterson told an audience this week at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Alibaba's stock rose nearly 7% in its first day of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – a strong showing for China’s e-commerce giant, which decided upon a secondary listing in Hong Kong – as Beijing called for Chinese companies to return to the domestic market.