News at Smith

Aug 06, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Customers have kvetched about airline baggage fees since American Airlines started charging people for even one checked bag in 2008, but the practice has swept the industry. Last month, JetBlue started charging passengers for luggage, leaving Southwest standing alone as the only company to let all passengers check a bag or two without an extra charge. Although many travelers grumble about the fees, new research from Smith School

Aug 05, 2015
Community

A delegate from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business visited the White House today for meetings aligned with the school’s 50/50 by 2020 campaign launched in spring 2015.

Jul 31, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, we catch up with Regina Cline, MBA Candidate 2016, to hear about her work as a Strategy and Operations Summer Associate with Deloitte in Washington, D.C.

Jul 29, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Median home prices have surged past the U.S. record set in 2006 at the peak of the real estate bubble, but don’t expect a repeat of the Great Recession. Instead, Smith School professor Cliff Rossi expects an eventual market slowdown driven by a mixture of negative and positive factors. “Home prices at a national level are not anywhere near to cratering like they did back in 2007, 2008 and beyond,” Rossi says. He

Jul 29, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Is "quarterly capitalism" a problem for the American economy? Hillary Clinton hopes to make the alleged short-term focus of corporations an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. In a speech at New York University on Friday, she offered several proposals that would "reward farsighted investors and companies that seek to build up value." Professor Phillip L. Swagel from the Smith School's Center for Financial

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