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Aug 25, 2015

What are the risks of not raising U.S. interest rates? Kristen Fanarakis, assistant director of the Center for Financial Policy at the Smith School, shares insights. "Extended periods of low interest rates can create distortions in financial markets and excessive risk taking," she says. "I think that is the Fed's biggest concern, along with the worry that with rates already near zero they aren't well equipped to

Aug 25, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Even before the stock market correction that began on Friday, Smith School professor Albert “Pete” Kyle argued against interest rate hikes in the United States. "Today's plunging stock markets make it even less likely that the Fed will raise interest rates," he said Monday. "The Fed's justification for probably not raising rates will likely be to promote stable economic growth in a benign inflationary environment, not

Aug 25, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed its new part-time MBAs with a challenge to “do more with less” -- through improvisation.

Aug 24, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

This week’s market selloff has made a lot of people itchy to trade stocks. They want to sell before things get worse or, alternatively, maybe pick up some bargains. Smith School professor David Kass explains why you should resist the impulse to guess where the market is headed in this Smith Brain Trust Q&A. Read more...

Aug 21, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.

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