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Jay Ritter

Following IPO wave, startups’ stock sales have slowed to a trickle

The Cava restaurant chain is going public. Normally, that would not be big news. But right now, there aren’t a whole lot of companies champing at the bit to make initial public offerings on stock exchanges. Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay

Alex Settles

Sanctions on Russia’s businesses haven’t worked

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Western governments implemented a suite of sanctions on Russian businesses, escalating the sanctions they implemented following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. However, new research from Clinical Associate Professor Alex Settles, based on the

Jake Bruce

Fisher student awarded PCAOB scholarship

Fisher School of Accounting student Jake Bruce received the 2023-2024 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) academic scholarship. The scholarship will cover $10,000 worth of tuition, fees, books and supplies. “I am extremely grateful to be receiving the PCAOB scholarship,”

Cropped shot of an African American young man boxing online purchase.

New research highlights how retailers can optimize online returns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the rise of online shopping, online returns have also grown. At least 30% of all products ordered online are returned, and U.S. return delivery costs have risen from $350 billion to $550 billion from 2017 to

Larry DiMatteo

UF professor assists with the release of five-book series

Larry DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies in the department of management, recently co-hosted and co-chaired a chain of conferences that have resulted in a five book series. The first four books have been published or

Steve Hagenbuckle stands on a stage while playing a guitar and singing into a microphone.

Setting the stage for success

There wasn’t a moment to spare during Steve Hagenbuckle’s (BSBA ’85) time at the University of Florida. In the early 80s, the young student spent most of his time focusing on the future and what he could do now to

Shu He

Data dampens drug trade on the dark web

New research from Assistant Professor Shu He finds selectively targeting drug dealers leads to fewer dealers and drop in transactions. Read more in this story from EurekAlert!.

The interior of the Clermont, Florida, office building that industry experts say is the first mass timber structure in Florida.

Mass timber — primed for wider use?

An engineered laminated wood product developed in Europe is gaining popularity among some architects and builders as a renewable resource that can rival concrete and steel in strength. Even the University of Florida may be getting into the act. The

Mark Jamison

FTC Troubles Raise Broader Questions on Future of Independent Agencies

Recent issues at the FTC raise “troubling” questions for the future of independent agencies, includ­ing the FCC, said Mark Jamison, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor, during an AEI forum Thursday. Read more insights from Jamison in this

Gator 100 honorees

Business Gators own or lead 36 of the top Gator100 companies of 2023

The University of Florida recognized the 2023 Gator100 honorees on Friday, April 21 and included 43 Warrington alumni on the list. In second place was Pulse Clinical Alliance, LLC, owned by Warrington alum Ricky Caplin (BSAc ‘05, MAcc ‘05). A