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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.

Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Dr. Ted Kury helps inform this fact checking story about the U.S. Department of Energy approving a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its energy crisis, in order to produce more power. Viral headlines falsely claimed the department rejected the request. See how Kury helped debunk the false claim in this story from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org.  

Want to Grow Your Real Estate Business? BE AN INFLUENCER!

Warrington’s Clinical Professor Dr. Steven Tufts explains how to build a real estate referral network and sphere of influence that work for you in this story in Florida Realtor Magazine. See Dr. Tufts’ top tips for growing your real estate business. 

Inflation is rising and so are investors’ fears about stocks

“Stocks actually are an inflation hedge but the market doesn’t see it that way,” writes Mark Hulbert of Market Watch.  Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story. Read more in this story from Market Watch. 

How can I be a more thoughtful communicator?

Andy Lord: I’m creating the new theme song. Fiona Barnes: You are, what is it? Lord: ♪ We Are Warrington ♪ ♪ We Are Warrington ♪ Barnes: Yeah, it’s not gonna fly. Lord: You don’t think it’s gonna work? Lord: “We Are Warrington” is a new podcast, that helps young business leaders discover what is possible by highlighting stories from the Warrington College of Business Community about the University of Florida experience, business industry insights, innovative research and more. I’m

How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold

Americans often take electricity for granted – until the lights go out. The recent cold wave and storm in Texas have placed considerable focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, the nonprofit corporation that manages the flow of electricity to more than 26 million Texans. Together, ERCOT and similar organizations manage about 60% of the U.S. power supply. From my research on the structure of the U.S. electricity industry, I know that rules set by entities like

Blank check funds are hot but may be risky: ‘The trust level is through the roof’

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are a hot-ticket item on Wall Street. Retail investors are taking part in the frenzy. However, there are reasons for caution, according to financial experts, like Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter. Investors seem to be chasing past returns and buying star power of managers like Bill Ackman, Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez and Colin Kaepernick. See what Ritter had to say about SPACs in this story from CNBC.

5 ways you can learn about AI and analytics at Warrington

Businesses used to be driven by Excel spreadsheets, but today, the Warrington College of Business is preparing graduates for the future of business with a new level of analytics and modeling tools. From faculty with expertise in AI and analytics to courses and degree programs to the most advanced technical resources, Warrington has what you need to develop your foundation in AI and analytics. Read on to see the five ways you can learn about AI and analytics at the

UF Warrington professor to research fairness in AI hiring practices thanks to National Science Foundation, Amazon award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is among the recipients of a Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with Amazon. Wang and a team of investigators have been awarded nearly $1 million to establish machine learning as a pillar for design in automated personnel-selection systems used in human resource management. The NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with

Unusual first-day rallies in SPACs raise bubble concern: ‘Every single one of them has gone up’

With new SPAC deals this year recording an average jump of 6.5% on their debuts, a nearly sixfold increase from their historical levels, concerns about a bubble are on the rise.  “The last couple of months have been great for the SPAC investors with the returns being really high, but I don’t think it’s going to be able to continue like this,” Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter told CNBC.  See all of what Ritter had to say in this story

Larry Summers is still worth ignoring

Shut out of power, the onetime wunderkind tries to grab the spotlight with an attention-getting argument. But Dr. Amanda Phalin is puzzled by Summers’ fears of inflation. See what she had to say in this story from The Nation.