2023 Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards

One of the world’s top schools for business research, Maryland Smith also is where students experience top-level teaching in a highly supportive community. Smith chronicles and celebrates this distinction at the end of each academic year by honoring its outstanding faculty and staff members with awards of excellence. Faculty Recognition Awards Junior Researcher Award: Musa Subasi Kunpeng Zhang Outstanding Researcher Award: Rellie Derfler-Rozin PK Kannan

Smith Research Identifies Flaw in SEC Move to Help Investors in Retail Stock Trading Surge

COVID-19 lockdowns and subsequent stimulus payments left many Americans with extra time and cash. Among the effects was a surge in retail stock trading through zero-commission brokerages. This worked to drive up the share price of meme stocks and led to market volatility.

Is Your Maryland Home At Risk for Damages from Climate Disasters?

Many Maryland homeowners are increasingly faced with the threat of costly home repairs from extreme weather events. With climate change, these events are becoming more frequent and more intense. And that could mean bigger problems for homeowners – particularly those who don’t have the extra cash to handle repairs.

Smith Experts React to Fed Recession Prediction

Federal Reserve economists predicting a mild recession as a result of the recent banking crisis has drawn varied and incisive responses from finance experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

‘Crash Landing’ Recounts Smith Professor’s Role in Companies Surviving the Pandemic

The onset of COVID-19 upended economies worldwide. In the U.S., employment fell by a combined 21.7 million between January and April 2020. 

The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank: Smith Experts Analyze and Explain It

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is the second largest bank failure in U.S. history. SVB was taken over by the FDIC last Friday after depositors, fearing the bank would soon be unable to pay its debts, began withdrawing their money at an alarming rate.  Smith experts Cliff Rossi and Bill Longbrake recently spoke with Progyan Basu, clinical professor of Accounting and Information Assurance, about the impact of this failure on the banking industry and the economy as a whole.

Toxic Train Derailment Vexing for Real Estate Industry

Health safety for residents following the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, has been a top concern. Has it really been safe enough to return – both for the short- and long-term?

In the six years since TJ Ademiluyi earned his bachelor’s in finance at Smith, he’s achieved something it takes some people decades to do — and many never reach it. He co-founded a business that’s become a multi-million dollar company.
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

The Rise in Four-figure Car Loan Payments Could Mean a Recession Is Coming

In the fourth quarter of last year, the number of Americans paying $1,000 a month or more for a vehicle hit a record high of 15.7%.

Navigating the Debt Ceiling

Treasury payments towards the interest on the debt represent the federal government’s largest spending increase so far this year. As the Wall Street Journal reports, it’s contributing to a deficit for the first four months of this fiscal year that has widened to $460 billion, up 78% from $259 billion in the same four months of last fiscal year.

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