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How valuable are online product recommendations to consumers?

New research from the University of Florida proposes a novel method of measuring the value consumers derive from online recommendation systems.

Niger coup explained
Niger coup explained September 20, 2023

Leonardo Villalon, a political scientist and West African expert at the University of Florida, explains the Niger coup and breaks down its global impact in this one-minute video.

Investors less likely to sell losing stocks when entire portfolio is at a loss

New University of Florida research highlights that one of the most well-known stock-level investor behaviors, the disposition effect, is strongly moderated by portfolio-level outcomes.

Florida-grown foods are perfect addition to your tailgate party this football season

UF experts say don't forget Florida-grown foods in your tailgating spreads

Floridian consumer sentiment creeps higher as inflation continues to decline

Consumer sentiment among Floridians inched up eight-tenths of a point in August to 67.6 from a revised figure of 66.8 in July. Meanwhile, national sentiment dropped 2.1 points. 

Incentivized online reviews inflate product ratings, sales, even when disclosed

Consumers are still duped by paid reviews even if reviewers disclose their payment.

Floridian sentiment drops, in contrast with national consumer outlook

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped 2.1 points in July to 66.8, down from a revised figure of 68.9 in June. The decline contrasts with national consumer sentiment, which surged over seven points.

UF experts discuss 'Barbenheimer'

UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Sean P Adams and Jillian Hernandez discuss the cultural context of 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer,' through their work, legacy, and of course... the perfect viewing order.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

University of Florida faculty provide expertise and insight during FIFA Women's World Cup

Is Florida’s rental market really cooling off?

National reports indicate that rent growth is declining and the market is shifting in tenants' favor. But in Florida, it may still be some time before prices level off or decrease.