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Jay Ritter

SPAC linked to Trump’s venture outperforms others in sector

Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story about how shares of the blank-check acquisition firm that agreed to merge with former President Donald Trump’s social media venture have outperformed every other special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), despite

Jay Ritter

5 charts to remember if the stock market crashes in 2022

Research insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story about the stock market reaching extremes several times during its long journey upward, while also making a mockery of those who attempt to predict when it has reached a

Mark Jamison

Market power doesn’t cause inflation

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison explains the country’s challenges with inflation, why scapegoating big business isn’t right and how government can help solve the program plaguing Americans.  Read his take in this blog post from

Jay Ritter

Mark Zuckerberg defies critics with latest Meta board member

Zuckerberg’s move is unsurprising because founders across Silicon Valley are increasingly keeping an iron grip on their companies even when they go public, according to Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, who studies corporate governance and tech IPOs.  Read more of

Jay Ritter

With rate increases looming, investors dump shares of money-losing companies

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter provides his expertise on unprofitable traditional IPOs delivering lower first-day returns in 2021.  Read the full story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Jay Ritter

The SEC’s concern about unicorns misses the point

Research data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this opinion piece that advises instead of increased oversight of large private companies, the agency should make it easier for startups to go public. Read the full piece from Bloomberg. [Subscription required.]

Jay Ritter

Of course GameStop is doing NFTs

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares data for this opinion piece from Matt Levine, who advises public companies that are in a position to attract meme-driven retail investors to “lean into meme stuff.” Read more in this piece from Bloomberg. [Subscription

Robert Connolly

Warrington professor awarded for distinguished service in premier real estate finance association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Robert A. Connolly, Adjunct Professor of Finance and Real Estate, is the 2022 recipient of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) George Bloom Award. Connolly is the third member of Warrington’s faculty to receive

Jay Ritter

Investors lose ground in fight against supervoting shares

A record 32% of US companies went public with dual-class structure last year, analysis from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shows.  See more of Ritter’s insights in this story from Financial Times. (Subscription required.)

Jay Ritter

The SPAC boom hasn’t guaranteed winners

“For the 262 SPAC mergers that were completed during 2020 and 2021, the average stock price on Dec. 31, 2021, was $8.70, considerably below the average price of more than $10 per share at which the stocks traded at the