Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.
U.S corporations are sitting on some $3 trillion in cash, which some commentators view as an economic mystery. Why aren't they investing that money productively — in factories or in R & D? And would the economy see a positive bump if they did? Michael Faulkender, a professor of finance at the Smith School thinks much of the answer has to do with tax-avoidance strategies.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 29, 2016) — A new ranking by the Financial Times, released Monday, recognizes the full-time MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business as No. 22 in the nation and No. 51 in the world.
Haier Group’s recent $5.4 billion purchase of General Electric’s appliance unit is expected expand the China-based manufacturer’s market share and distribution channels and potentially boost its credibility among U.S. consumers. The move more broadly represents a case study of an emerging marketing company going global, says Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno.
Designing a good presidential poll can be tricky. Just ask Gallup, which missed the mark in 2012. Smith School economist David Kass takes a different approach. Rather than worrying about things like sample selection and response bias, he simply follows the money on prediction markets. Read more...