Faculty & Research

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.

Jay Ritter

Mr. IPO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Having spent his career tracking the emergence of new public companies, Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter has earned the moniker “Mr. IPO” from industry professionals and journalists alike. Read more about why Ritter decided to start tracking IPOs, why IPOs are important for the economy and what he thinks is the better investment option for small investors instead of IPOs in this story from UF Explore. 

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When to Buy Into Aramco

Reading Time: < 1 minute As Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is set to go public, investors should consider a number of factors when thinking about buying shares. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on when to consider buying into Aramco in this story from The Wall Street Journal. 

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Looking for a home? You’ve seen GreatSchools ratings. Here’s how they nudge families toward schools with fewer black and Hispanic students.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “What’s the right way to judge a school? Across the country, states and school districts have devised their own systems of letter grades and color-coded dashboards based on test scores and graduation rates. But arguably the most visible and influential school rating system in America comes from the nonprofit GreatSchools, whose 1-10 ratings appear in home listings on national real estate websites Zillow, Realtor.com, and Redfin. Forty-three million people visited GreatSchools’ site in 2018, the organization says; Zillow and its

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UF retail expert shares holiday shopping trends

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Retailers gearing up for another busy holiday season both in-store and online are hoping to lure consumers to buy their products with new methods,” writes The Gainesville Sun.  See what those new methods are, according to Matherly Professor of Information Systems Dr. Anuj Kumar, in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

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A year in which the IPO market sobered up

Reading Time: < 1 minute “For all the euphoria over the likes of ride-sharing app Uber, the chief feature (apart from the lack of profits) of several of these companies since their listing has been their disappointing performance. Uber shares, for example, have plunged more than 30 per cent since the group’s IPO. Analysts say the poor performance is partly a product of investors having been sucked into the hype surrounding them,” writes the Financial Times.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on how

Liangfei Qiu

Information systems and operations management professor recipient of early career award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Liangfei Qiu, associate professor in the department of information systems and operations management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, has been named an awardee of the 2019 Information Systems Society (ISS) Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award.  The Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award recognizes and honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. The spirit of the award is to honor

Warrington professor gives TEDx talk on how online school ratings accelerate segregation in America

Reading Time: < 1 minute Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar shares surprising data from a recent research study that shows how segregation in the U.S. has been impacted by the availability of online school ratings and challenges us to look beyond the internet for solutions. See what his research found in his TEDx talk from Boston, Massachusetts. 

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What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility customers

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida Warrington College of Business There’s a battle raging over the ownership of PG&E Corp., one of the nation’s largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund managers and even customers all in the running. Growing liabilities over its role in several deadly wildfires in California forced the company to file for bankruptcy in January. It hopes to soon reemerge with a stronger balance sheet. The state’s governor has

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These are the top 4 electives UF MBA students choose to take

Reading Time: 5 minutes Outside of the core courses UF MBA includes in its curriculum, students have multiple options for elective courses. We looked at the top elective courses by enrollment in the 2018-2019 academic year to determine this list of UF MBA class favorites. Hear from four Full-Time UF MBA alumni about why they enjoyed each class, what their biggest takeaway was and if they think you should take the class, too. See what they had to say about the top UF MBA

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California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making

Reading Time: < 1 minute “The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and immiserate millions of paying customers.  Pacific Gas & Electric is in bankruptcy, facing $30 billion in liabilities, billions more in needed upgrades to its system and an uncertain path to safely providing reliable power to a vast portion of California.