Faculty & Research

Dr. Chris Janiszewski

Warrington marketing professor named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Dr. Chris Janiszweski, Russell Berrie Eminent Scholar Chair, was one of 33 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2018-2021. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research

America should build on the Swiss model to regulate cryptocurrency

Public Utility Research Center Director Dr. Mark Jamison explains how the emergence of cryptocurrencies has once again pushed technology ahead of current regulatory systems. In the story published on The Hill, Dr. Jamison discusses how regulators can navigate diverse and rapidly changing cryptocurrency business models using the current Swiss model as

Now that Russia has apparently hacked America’s grid, shoring up security is more important than ever

Director of Energy Studies at the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Ted Kury, explains how it’s easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it. Read Dr. Kury’s full article, originally published in The Conversation, from UF News.

How are individual portfolio managers compensated in the US mutual fund industry, and why does it matter for your wallet?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –   Millions of American investors across the nation have long trusted asset management companies, like Fidelity Investments and The Vanguard Group, to manage their mutual fund investments. In fact, in 2017 almost half of all U.S. households (about 56 million) owned mutual funds. In exchange for managing their

Fired French waiter isn’t the only rude person around. Can meanness kill?

Guillaume Rey, a French waiter living in Canada, was recently fired from his job for persistent “aggressive, rude and disrespectful” behavior. He argued his behavior wasn’t out of line – he’s just French. You might say that firing someone for rudeness might seem a bit extreme, but not if you

The Next Kirkland? Online Retailers Create Their Own Brands

U.S. News & World Report spoke with JCPenny Professor and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Woochoel Shin about the latest trend of online retailers starting their own house brands. Read the article here. You can read more from Dr. Shin about store brands versus name brand products in UF News’ article

Can social media platforms regain user trust?

As social media platforms like Facebook come under fire for unethical usage of personal data, many people are considering deleting their social media presence. Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison offers insight as to what can be done to help social media


Will Dropbox be the unicorn that proves itself?

Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay R. Ritter weighs in on the prospects for Dropbox’s IPO with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Professor David Hsu in this podcast by Knowledge@Wharton. Listen to the podcast here.

Cryptocurrency: A challenge for regulators | In 60 seconds

Governments from around the world are expressing concerns about cryptocurrencies and how to regulate them. However, as Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison explains, economic relationships in the digital economy aren’t likely to stop disrupting historic approaches to regulation. Watch his video

Dr. Anuj Kumar

Why brick-and-mortar retail stores are still relevant, according to UF Warrington research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Prominent retailers, like Walmart and Macy’s, are closing physical stores at increasing rates and funneling more money into their online retail channels. While this might seem like a smart strategy, Dr. Anuj Kumar of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Florida