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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.

Stop Being Perfect! It’s Bad for Your Business

Research from Associate Professor & Beth Ayers McCague Faculty Fellow Brian Swider finds that you need to let go a little, for the sake of your company and the health of you and your employees. See Swider’s tips for recognizing perfectionism problems and how to avoid the perfectionist’s productivity trap in this story from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

9 Successful and High-Powered Women in the Biden Administration

Warrington Lecturer Dr. Amanda Phalin shares why representation in the government matters. See her two reasons why in this story from GoBankingRates. 

With great power comes…benefits and costs?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Power is often necessary for employees to succeed in their workplace. But as the famous saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” New research from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business finds that feeling psychologically powerful makes leaders’ jobs seem more demanding. And perceptions of heightened job demands both help and hurt powerful leaders. Trevor Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and Klodiana Lanaj, Martin L.

Three things every state can learn from the Texas utility meltdown

Late-night hosts and pundits were quick to poke fun at the Texas power system when scenes of winter storm devastation there began rolling in. But the challenges facing Texas are not unique to Texas. Similar organizations control electricity in much of the country, and utilities everywhere face damage from severe storms. The struggles facing Texas today could be yours tomorrow. Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury answers the question: what can we learn from Texas’s woes? See Kury’s three suggestions

Prof. Jay Ritter: IPOs, SPACs and the Hot Issue Market of 2020

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter joins the Rational Reminder podcast and shares a deeper dive into IPO performance, his insights into SPACs and his research into why economic growth doesn’t correlate with stock returns. Watch the interview on YouTube or read the transcript on the Rational Reminder website.   

SPAC Froth Turns on Itself With Stocks Plunging 20% in Two Weeks

Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from Bloomberg about how SPAC mania is showing signs of hitting a stock-market saturation point, with an index tracking blank-check flyers suddenly down about 20% from its peak.

SPACs, the investment term you won’t stop hearing about, explained

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter’s expertise helps answer the top questions about SPACs. Learn more about SPACs and Ritter’s insights in the story from Vox. 

Antitrust in America: How a New Administration Tackles Digital Platforms

In 2020, U.S. policymakers set their sights on digital markets, culminating in the House Judiciary Committee’s report on competition and digital services, two antitrust cases against Facebook, and three against Google. Currently, all eyes are on the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress to set the course for the next four years. Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison shared his insights with a panel of experts about how American antitrust will play out and its impact on American

Why we go where no one’s gone before

John I. Williams, Jr. Professor Yanping Tu, along with colleagues at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, studied what may prompt people to choose unknown options over known ones, and they find that the source of the information is important: when what you know comes from other people’s experiences, you’re more likely to explore new options. Read more about this research in the Chicago Booth Review. 

Celebs including A-Rod and Ciara are getting into SPACs. What could go wrong?

U.S.-listed SPACs have raised a stunning $48.3 billion through 160 deals so far this year, but Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter worries the SPAC boom is a sign of market euphoria and a potential bubble.  See why Ritter is concerned in this story from CNN.