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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.

SPAC Excitement Fades as Historic Quarter Ends

Data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story on the current commonality for SPACs to dip below their debut price and gyrate around that level.  Read more in this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Everything we know so far about Robinhood’s path to an unusual IPO

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his IPO insights for this story on Robinhood’s upcoming IPO, likely to reach a total valuation of $50 billion, dwarfing every IPO so far in 2021 and ranking in the top ten since the start of 2020, a banner year for new listings. See what Ritter had to say in this story from Fortune (subscription required). 

AI’s Impact on Teaching

Dean Saby Mitra was part of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s panel discussion on AI’s impact on teaching, an event sponsored by the University of Florida. In this video with the Chronicle, Dean Mitra shares how AI and analytics fit into the business sphere and the difference between automation and decision making within AI and analytics. (Interview begins at 27:00.)

Aviation start-up Lilium to go public through SPAC deal with ex-GM executive

Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story about German aviation start-up Lilium agreeing to go public through a merger with Qell Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).  Read more in this story from CNBC. 

What was the impact of COVID-19 on international trade?

Radio Hofstra University interviewed Dr. Amanda Phalin, a lecturer in the UF Warrington College of Business Management Department, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted international trade. Check out Dr. Phalin’s insights in this radio interview.  

After Failed I.P.O., WeWork Will Go Public Through a Merger

The money-losing office space firm plans to merge with a blank-check company backed by big Wall Street investors. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter comments on the latest company to pursue a public market debut via SPAC in this story from the New York Times. 

Tech Companies Turn to New Technique to Set IPO Prices

ACV Auctions is the latest tech company to use a pricing method that gives companies more visibility into what investors will pay for shares. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares insights on the IPOs of large tech companies like ACV Auctions in this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Free speech in the digital age: Assessing the values and consequences of free expression

Does free speech apply to all corners of society, including the internet? The Constitution prohibits Congress from making any law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” and, since the 1960s, courts have interpreted this as an expansive right of individuals and institutions with few exceptions. However, public support for free speech seems to be decreasing, especially as it pertains to social media platforms. Free speech critics support more government controls and are pressing social media platforms to

Warrington management department among top 3 in research productivity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Despite its small size, the Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business was ranked No. 3 for research productivity in the 2020 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. “It is great that the Management Department continues to take the lead on this productivity ranking,” said Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, Department of Management Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center. “It is a true testament

How has COVID-19 affected women in the workforce?

Radio Hofstra University interviewed Dr. Amanda Phalin, a lecturer in the UF Warrington College of Business Management Department, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in the workforce. Hear what Dr. Phalin had to say in the interview.