Jay Ritter

The SPAC Era Comes to a Whimpering End

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter contributes to this story about newly public companies getting bought out—for far less money—while blank-check promoters prepare for a more skeptical market. Read more in this story from Bloomberg. 

  • Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter contributes his insights to this story about how US ECM bankers are facing the slowest market for IPOs in more than six years with few obvious signs that conditions are about to take a turn for the better in the second half of 2022.

    Jay Ritter

    US IPO drought to continue

    International Financing Review (IFR)
  • Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter contributes to this story about newly public companies getting bought out—for far less money—while blank-check promoters prepare for a more skeptical market.

    Jay Ritter

    The SPAC Era Comes to a Whimpering End

    Bloomberg
  • “The recent fall in cryptocurrency (crypto) and non-fungible token (NFT) values has led to anxiety, finger wagging, and calls for regulation. This is not surprising; bitcoin prices have fallen by one-third in the last 30 days. The largest crypto exchange, Coinbase, is laying off nearly one-fifth of its workforce.

    The responses have been predictable. Bill Gates mocked people for trying to make money in cryptocurrencies. Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey called cryptos and NFTs “flashy money trends” and warned against investing in them.

    But these responses are overreactions,” says Mark Jamison, Public Utility Research Center Director.

    Mark Jamison

    The Crypto Crash Is Good for Crypto

    AEI
  • Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA John Gresley shares his insights for this guide on  you need to know about studying an Online MBA in 2022.

    John Gresley

    Online MBA Guide 2022 | Everything You Need To Know About Online MBAs

    BusinessBecause
  • Avoiding potentially divisive language and encouraging tolerance are critical steps to creating an inclusive work environment, but they carry a downside. Being politically correct can deplete employees and lead them to act both angrily towards and withdraw from their spouse that evening at home. Warrington’s Klodiana Lanaj and alumnus Joel Koopman, and colleagues write that the depletion that employees feel after being politically correct is problematic and should be of concern to managers.

    Dr. Klodiana Lanaj

    When being politically correct at work depletes employees and backfires at home

    LSE Business Review
Nathaniel Keyek-Franssen stands in front of the Boeing Starliner on a launchpad at Kennedy Space Center.

Launching into the future of spaceflight

Nathaniel Keyek-Franssen’s interest in aerospace engineering started when he was a kid, from building model rockets and planes to watching planes at his local airport, and has only grown since then. With years of engineering education and plenty of determination, Keyek-Franssen was able to turn his childhood passion into his career. Today, Keyek-Franssen (MBA ’22) is the acting manager for Boeing’s Crew Station Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner fluids test team based

Balancing an MBA with fatherhood

As the Chief Financial Officer at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, Ryan Quattlebaum found UF MBA while looking for a program to help him make the next step in his career. The rigorous academic experience hasn’t come without challenges, especially with a young family. With the help of his wife of 11 years, Cristina, Quattlebaum has been able to grow through the Executive MBA program while also making sure he prioritizes time

The 13 tenure-track faculty members of Warrington's Department of Management. From left: Joyce Bono, John Chen, Larry DiMatteo, Robert Emerson, Amir Erez, Aaron Hill, Yixuan Li, Klodiana Lanaj, Gwen Lee, David Gaddis Ross, Brian Swider, Robert Thomas and Mo Wang.

Warrington management department No. 1 in productivity per faculty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Even with only 13 tenure-track faculty members, the Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business is among the most productive for research according to the 2021 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. The management department received overall and rankings in productivity per faculty member. Among all ranked management departments, Warrington’s management team is No. 3 overall, just behind