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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.

Coinbase seals its rank as the 7th biggest new U.S. listing of all time

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter provides a ranking of companies that boasted the biggest market caps at the close of their first day of trading in this story from Fortune. 

What is a direct listing? How the Coinbase public offering differs from a traditional IPO

“The direct listing is more democratic,” said University of Florida Professor Jay Ritter, an expert on the process of companies going public. “Individuals aren’t being shut out of the opportunity to buy at the lower offer price.” Read more of Ritter’s insights in this story from MarketWatch. 

SPACs draw SEC scrutiny as celebrities and sponsors worry staff

“There are valid concerns: Has the SPAC market gotten overheated and are investors going to get burned?” explained Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar.  See more of Ritter’s thoughts in this story from Sportico. 

Fervor Eases as Record SPAC Deal Gets Ho-Hum Response

Research insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story about Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber being set to nab the record for biggest deal in the SPAC world, yet traders are holding their applause. Read more in this story from Bloomberg. 

The pandemic brings supply chains out of the shadows and CSCOs into the spotlight

McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center Asoo Vakharia lends his expertise to this story about C-suites and boardrooms recognizing how crucial the supply chain function is, which provides an opportunity for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) to push for strategic value in their roles. Read more of what Vakharia had to say about chief supply chain officers in this story from Supply Chain Dive. 

Management professor’s paper wins top prize for insights on building equitable workplaces with AI technologies

David Ross, R. Perry Frankland Associate Professor of Management, and two co-authors won first place for their white paper at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton People Analytics Conference. In the paper, Ross, with co-authors David R. Anderson of Villanova University and Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir of the University of Maryland, explain how bias can be embedded in people analytics that uses AI, despite the AI itself being in principle free of bias. The authors also highlight best practices for human resource

Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “House Report on Big Tech”

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison discussed the House Report on Competition in the Digital Markets with Federal Trade Commissioner Christine Wilson (BA ’91) and Aurelien Portuese, director of antitrust and innovation policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). The House report focuses on a handful of tech giants to draw policy recommendations about antitrust enforcement. One of the most dramatic policy recommendations of the report is the structural separation of digital platforms – namely,

SEC Seeks to Curb Lofty SPAC Projections

Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from the Wall Street Journal regarding the statement by the regulator’s acting director that addresses the frenzy over blank-check company deals, like the 15 companies with no revenue that have listed publicly this year or have said they hope to in coming months, all at valuations of above $1 billion. 

Biden’s broadband plan would waste $100 billion

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison argues that President Biden’s proposed strategies related to broadband in his American Jobs Plan have already been tested and don’t work. Read more of Jamison’s reasoning in this opinion piece from The Hill. 

Do-Nothing SPACs Sag, Offering Investors a $1.1 Billion Return

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares why the oversupply of SPACs is a benefit to investors. Read more from Ritter in this story from Bloomberg.