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Jay Ritter

Fact-checking Fried, DeSantis claims about Florida’s investments in Russia

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter contributed his expertise to this PolitiFact investigation into what could be done to withdraw Florida’s investment in Russia-backed entities. PolitiFact learned that the process by which Florida could begin to divest state funds from Russian-based entities

Ted Kury

Fact check: False claim that a 1997 boycott lowered gas prices by 30 cents a gallon in one day

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury shares his insights to help debunk a recent Facebook post claiming that a ‘gas out’ in April 1997 caused gas prices to dip by 30 cents a gallon overnight.  Read

Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

Warrington’s Ritter and Gahng cited in SEC proposal on SPACs

A paper authored by Warrington Ph.D. student Minmo Gahng, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter and alumnus Donghang Zhang (Ph.D. ’02) of the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business was cited as part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange

Jay Ritter

Awful SPAC Returns Mean More Frustration for Blank-Check Firms

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares insights on the disappointing SPAC performance last quarter, but it may seem like the good old days as regulators crack down on new blank-check stocks and enthusiasm for existing ones wanes.  Read more in

Aaron Hill

How Conflicts of Interest Are Hurting the Climate

The influence of money and corporations in the federal government is a “growing problem,” said Aaron D. Hill, associate professor of management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Nearly one in eight stock trades by members of

Text decal on a glass door that reads Kelley A Bergstrom Real Estate Center Warrington College of Business.

Gainesville’s mixed-use housing buildings have an abundance of vacancies. Why?

The high retail vacancy rates are highlighted in a recent study by the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.  It identifies six of the most popular mixed-use student housing properties near the

Jay Ritter

Matt Levine’s Money Stuff: GameStop Hired Some Consultants

Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter are included as part of this Bloomberg Law Opinion column on the SEC’s proposed changes to the rules around SPACs.  Read more in this column from Matt Levine in Bloomberg Law. 

Jay Ritter

Ritter cited in SEC Commissioner’s statement on SPAC proposal

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter was cited as part of SEC Commissioner Caroline A. Crenshaw’s statement on the proposed changes to SPACs. Specifically, the SEC is proposing new rules and amendments that would require, among other things, additional disclosures about

Wayne Archer stands next to a large statue of a gator laying on top of a globe

Location, location, location

Growing up on the plains of Kansas, Wayne Archer once thought that he would like to spend his life working the land as a farmer. As a youngster, he spent several summers at the original location where his grandparents carved

Ted Kury

Would gas tax breaks make a big difference when prices are skyrocketing? We asked 4 experts

With gasoline prices trending over US$4 per gallon nationwide, politicians are feeling the heat. In response, Maryland and Georgia have temporarily waived their state gasoline taxes to reduce the burden on consumers. Other states are considering similar actions, and some