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Experts in Investing, Teleworking w/Kids at Home, New Grad Job Seeking, Global Markets, Entrepreneurship, Economic Risk Assessment Related to Covid-19

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to speak about wide range of business and economics topics related to the coronavirus pandemic. This will be updated.

Entrepreneurship Implications

David Kirsch (Bio), associate professor of management and entrepreneurship can discuss strategy for entrepreneurs and businesses amid pandemic disruption.  From his recent comments in Maryland Today’s ‘When Eating Out is Out’: “[Kirsch] recommends consumers apply a sort of economic triage when determining which businesses could most benefit from their dollars. Meanwhile, restaurant owners may find themselves “forced to reconsider their entire raison d’etre.’”  Co-author of the 2019 book Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation, his expertise covers History of Modern Tech, Entrepreneurial and Tech Failure, Industry Emergence and Global Environmental Management Systems.

Working from Home with Kids

Nicole Coomber (Bio), associate clinical professor of management, can discuss telework and ad hoc home-schooling strategy. She is a source in the CNN piece ‘How to work from home with kids’ and her expertise broadly covers Work-Life Balance, Women in the Workplace, and Gender Equity and Equality.

New Grad Job Seeking

Rachel Loock (Bio), associate director of executive MBA Career Coaching and Programming and Outreach for Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services, can discuss Covid-19 implications for new graduates entering the job market. She also can give advice for ‘Acing the Web-Enabled Job interview.’ Contact: rloock@rhsmith.umd.edu, 301-405-5399

Economic Stimulus Effect on Business and Consumption

Roland Rust (Bio) marketing economist and Distinguished University Professor, can discuss the coronavirus economic stimulus measures and implications for consumers and businesses. He recently argued in this Newswise post that such measures “must prioritize the needs of individuals, rather than the economy as a monolithic and impersonal entity.” Rust also is an International Research Fellow of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and was founding Editor of the Journal of Service Research and served as Editor of the Journal of Marketing.

Tax Season Filing and Policy

Samuel Handwerger (Bio), CPA and accounting lecturer, recently gave insights in “Tax Advice for the Pandemic Era.” His expertise covers Tax Policy/Reforms, Individual Taxes, Business Taxes and IRS Policy.

Economic Risk Assessment

Clifford Rossi (Bio) professor of the practice in finance, can comment related to his forthcoming webinar on “Sizing the Eventual Economic Damage of COVID-19: A Risk Assessment.” With 25-plus years of experience as a senior risk executive at top financial institutions and as a federal-banking regulator, his expertise broadly covers markets, banking policy, housing policy and risk management.

Stock Market and Investing

David Kass (Bio) clinical professor of finance, can discuss the pandemic’s effect on the stock market and investing. He further draws expertise from previously serving as a health economist in senior positions with the federal government.  See related, recent commentary in “Don’t Touch Your Face or Stocks.

Global Markets

Albert “Pete” Kyle (Bio), professor of finance, can discuss the coronavirus effect on global markets and the economy. In recent, related commentary, her addressed how ‘Covid-19 underscores flawed eurozone single currency system’. Kyle’s research focuses on market microstructure, including topics such as high frequency trading, informed speculative trading, market manipulation, price volatility, the informational content of market prices, market liquidity, and contagion. 




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