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The vital component that truly elevates the Warrington College of Business into prominence is its talented faculty. UF Warrington’s faculty are world-renowned for their difference-making, thought-provoking and leading research and are consistently recognized in their industries and academia for their work, all of which you can read about here. See the most recent news about UF Warrington’s faculty and research below.

What does marketing have to do with ill-advised consumer behavior?

A new study from James W. Walter Eminent Scholar Joe Alba and Yanmei Zheng (Ph.D. ’16) in the Journal of Marketing explores the oft-neglected biological perspective on consumer behavior, with the ultimate goal of improving human welfare. The biological domains the research team tap are neuroscience and genetics, each of which is on an explosive research trajectory and producing discoveries that will be impossible to ignore. The degree to which these discoveries enhance human welfare hinges on their acceptance by

Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The current COVID-19 Vaccine US Supply Chain can be separated into two segments, each within the control of distinct decision makers.  A schematic representation of the supply chain controlled by the Federal government is: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services also has this helpful chart to visualize the process. In order to allocate vaccines to states, the process is as follows.  Weekly allocations are provided to states on Tuesdays; after doses are ordered by states, shipments begin the

Fashion IPOs Are Trending: Why Poshmark, Dr. Martens & Mytheresa Could Be Good Buys in 2021

Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter shares why Poshmark, Dr. Martens & Mytheresa might be in better shape going into their IPOs than other retailers in this story from Yahoo. 

Big Tech will never be the same

Over the past few days, Big Tech companies have demonstrated impressive political power. As a result, their futures are now tied more to politics than ever before, writes Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison.  Read Jamison’s reasons for why Big Tech will never be the same in this piece from AEI. 

Analysis: U.S. IPO market faces first big test of 2021

At least eight businesses are set to price initial public offerings (IPOs) in New York in the next three days, seeking to capitalize on what has been the strongest IPO market in two decades. Data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter highlights the potential of an IPO bubble in this story from Reuters. 

Grantham’s warning makes vigilant bulls of us all

“Stocks should be OK, provided the Fed keeps rates low and investors don’t go too crazy. There isn’t much margin for error,” suggests John Authers.  Data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from Bloomberg. 

Bergstrom Market Perspective – Member Survey Results

Thank you for responding to our survey last quarter. Each quarter we hope to collect our members’ views on the current market conditions. Most interesting will be the trends that reveal themselves over time. The next survey will arrive in a week or so, giving us the first two points in the market view as our members see it. Please help make this meaningful with your input. In addition to the categorical responses to specific questions, many of you offered

First the cyberattack hits. Then the insider trading.

Andy Naranjo, John B. Hall Professor of Finance and Chairman of the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department, and Svetlana Petrova (Ph.D. ’20) share their striking evidence of pre-disclosure spikes in options trading in this story from Institutional Investor.

Alternative New Year’s Resolution: Focus on three key strivings instead of setting big goals

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – After a year like 2020, with so much turmoil, is anyone even making new year’s resolutions? It feels like it’s resolve enough just to carry on from day to day. And while this is a moment, if ever there was one, to give yourself a pass on a full-scale, full new year resolution, you can still have meaningful goals that can help you this year, says Trevor A. Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) an assistant professor of management and

The bubble isn’t what you think it is

“The sheer number of initial public offerings has helped fuel the comparisons to the dot-com bubble, as nearly 500 companies went public in 2020, the most since 1999. But that number may overstate things a bit,” writes Ben Levisohn of Barron’s.  Levisohn turned to Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter for his research insights on a potential bubble. See what Ritter had to say in this story from Barron’s.