Warrington in the News Articles: page 2

It’s no secret that Warrington faculty are internationally renowned for their innovative research. The media looks to our scholars for insights and impactful news. See below where our faculty are featured in the news.

Jay Ritter

With SPACs, “you’ve got the people involved as a sponsor and you can check their criminal record, but it’s not like you have to spend a huge amount of time in due diligence,” explains Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter.

The SEC Has Signaled More Oversight of SPACs. Big Banks Are Getting the Message.

Mark Jamison

“Elon Musk created a stir by becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder and then offering to buy the company outright,” writes Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison. “He says he wants to create a public platform that is ‘broadly inclusive’ and ‘maximally trusted’ while putting little emphasis on profits. If this is what Musk wants to do, this is the moment.”

Elon Musk Should Create a New Kind of Common Carrier

Aner Sela

In 2020, City Furniture Professor Aner Sela researched how behaviors change when people do certain activities on their phones rather than on a computer or in person. The study found that when people purchased items on their cell phones, they were willing to pay more for items that they viewed as expressive and unique. He hypothesizes it is because people feel more in tune with their emotions when using the device.


How smartphones influence purchasing behavior, human interaction

ABC News | Denver 7
Jay Ritter

While Beijing suggests a deal is imminent, there is “still quite a distance” between the two governments’ positions, says Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, who focuses on initial public offerings (IPOs).

Beijing is scrambling to keep the U.S. from kicking Chinese firms worth $1.4 trillion off Wall Street. But Congress is in no mood for compromise

Jay Ritter

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his IPO insights for this story about the JOBS Act, which celebrated its 10th birthday on Tuesday. Signed into law by President Obama to great bipartisan fanfare, it was intended to increase the number of companies going public but has yielded mixed results.


The JOBS Act, 10 years later

Jay Ritter

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 is more complex than Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried presented. But there is more Governor Ron DeSantis could do to signal the state’s intentions.

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

The Tampa Bay Times
Ted Kury

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.

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

USA Today
Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

A paper authored by Warrington Ph.D. student Minmo Gahng, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter and alumnus Donghang Zhang of the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business was cited as part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule changes to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Specifically, the SEC is proposing specialized disclosure requirements with respect to, among other things, compensation paid to sponsors, conflicts of interest, dilution, and the fairness of these business combination transactions.


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

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jay Ritter

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.

Awful SPAC Returns Mean More Frustration for Blank-Check Firms

Aaron Hill

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 Congress intersects with legislation, and research shows that members of the House and Senate generate “abnormally higher returns” on their investments. Still, Congress members are subject to less stringent (or, at times, unenforced) oversight on conflicts of interests than those in other branches of government.

How Conflicts of Interest Are Hurting the Climate

The New York Times