Faculty & Research

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

Why Trump may usher in the biggest gas tax hike ever

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies and infrastructure expert Dr. Ted Kury has studied taxes and energy as well as how the government leverages what it spends on infrastructure through public-private partnerships. In his article, originally published on The Conversation, he speculates on what could be the first federal

Should you invest in Bitcoin? | In 60 seconds

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison answers if Bitcoin is an investment you should consider making. Watch his video from the American Enterprise Institute below.

UF Warrington hosts workshop on promoting robust and reliable research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business will host a workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote robust and reliable research practice in the social and economic sciences research community March 8-10, 2018. Chester C. Holloway Professor of Management Dr. Gwendolyn Lee was