Media Coverage

2022

  • South Florida Business Journal – June 1, 2022
    A story showcased the naming of longtime faculty member and real estate expert William G. Hardin as the new dean of FIU’s College of Business. Hardin has been serving as interim dean since May 2021. “It is an extraordinary honor to be chosen as dean of FIU Business at this pivotal time for the global business community, Miami and our students,” Hardin said. Article
     
  • Miami Today – June 1, 2022
    In a story about the naming of William G. Hardin as the new dean of FIU’s College of Business, he highlighted new programs that give students vital tools to become a technology-literate workforce for the financial service industry. “So we see a lot of growth in the opportunities that we provide our students, and we’ve seen a tremendous improvement in the performance of our students graduating in four years,” he said.
     
  • Denver Post – June 1, 2022
    In a story about the U.S. housing market research reveals that metro Denver home prices are way higher than they would have been absent the pandemic, and while the premium is wide, it isn't as extreme as it is in many other places, according to a monthly study from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Metro Denver home values are 38.5% above what would be expected based on the long-term trend. Article
     
  • WPTV-Local – June 1, 2022
    In a story about the U.S. housing market, research shows that despite skyrocketing housing costs, South Florida is not one of the most overvalued housing markets in the nation, according to a new housing report from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Ft. Myers is the only Florida city that made the Top 10 with homes priced at 56.26 percent over market value. Watch It
     
  • WFLX-Local – June 1, 2022
    In a story about the U.S. housing market, research shows that despite skyrocketing housing costs, South Florida is not one of the most overvalued housing markets in the nation, according to a new housing report from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Ft. Myers is the only Florida city that made the Top 10. Each month real estate researchers rank the most overvalued housing markets of America’s 100 largest metros. Watch It
     
  • Boca Raton Tribune – May 31, 2022
    In a story about the U.S. housing market, research indicated that four markets are overvalued by more than 60 percent, while 11 others are overvalued by more than 50 percent, according to the latest study from researchers at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Each month they rank the most overvalued housing markets of America’s 100 largest metros by determining the premiums buyers are paying. Article
     
  • Local 10.com – May 31, 2022
    A story about housing prices cited the latest study released by researchers at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which finds that 15 housing markets in the U.S. are overvalued by 50 percent or more and poised for potential price corrections. Ft. Myers, which moved into the top 10 for the first time, came in at No. 8 with homes priced at 56.26 percent over market value. Article
     
  • CBS4 – May 25, 2022
    In a story on inflation’s impact on savings for retirement, Flavio Carrillo, director of the FIU Business Capital Markets Lab, how to best prepare. Research shows that most Americans are unprepared, many saying that they had less than $15,000 put aside for retirement. Watch It
     
  • Florida Trend – May 26, 2022
    A story highlighted that the U.S. Department of Education has renewed Florida International University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant. The grant increased to $1.33 million. “FIU Business is integral to creating leaders who understand the role of international business which benefits the state of Florida and the United States overall,” said dean William Hardin. Article
     
  • WSVN – May 23, 2022
    In a story about the homeowners insurance crisis, College of Business dean William Hardin explained that insurance companies often use older roofs as a reason to cancel in order to avoid taking an expensive risk. He added that insurance companies are trying to make up for big losses over the past few years. “They would argue you’ve been paying too little, but now you need everyone to catch up. Everyone’s seeing some type of increase.” Watch It
     
  • The Spokesman-Review – May 18, 2022
    In an article about the U.S. housing market, researchers at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University released a list of the nation's top 100 most overpriced housing markets. The report shows that “Spokane came in sixth place, with home prices more than 45% above the expected value based on historical pricing data."
     
  • The Limited Times – May 17, 2022
    In a story about Fidelity Investments announcement that it will offer bitcoins as an investment option in 401k retirement plans, several have raised their voices to criticize this initiative, including the U.S. Department of Labor. Marcos Kerbel, adjunct finance lecturer, analyzed if this initiative benefits workers. Article
     
  • CNN Dinero – May 17, 2022
    In a story about Fidelity Investments announcement that it will offer bitcoins as an investment option in 401k retirement plans, several have raised their voices to criticize this initiative, including the United States Department of Labor. Adjunct finance lecturer Marcos Kerbel discussed the pros and cons of bitcoin-funded retirement plans. Watch It
     
  • Miami New Times – May 17, 2022
    In an article about what kind of fruit picking is allowed in Miami, accounting professor David Barman explained how to avoid any sticky legal situations. Who owns the fruit depends on where it falls. "If the fruit tree is on the branch of your neighbor's tree but hanging over your fence, it's still your neighbor's fruit. If you take it before it falls, it's common-law theft,” he said. Article
     
  • Atlanta Journal and Constitution – May 16, 2022
    In a story about prospective home buyers, real estate experts from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University indicate prices are up, inflation is high and the pandemic has put a damper on almost every other market in the world. Eli Beracha, director of the School of Real Estate at FIU, concurs that Atlanta home buyers have it worse than most. Article
     
  • Florida Trend – May 16, 2022
    In a story about overvalued real estate markets, a study by Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University reveals that Ft. Myers led the state as the most "overvalued" market in April with homebuyers paying 51% more than they should. The data is based on historic pricing trends. Lakeland was runner-up, with homes overvalued by 50%, followed by Tampa (49%), Melbourne (44.5%), Sarasota (44%) and Daytona Beach (44%). Article
     
  • El Nuevo Herald – May 6, 2022
    A story about small business owner Jennifer Arniella highlighted the challenges and perseverance she faced to launch Unique Crafts by Jenn, details she shared with president Joe Biden. When Arniella launched her business amidst the pandemic, she received assistance from Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business. “She was very motivated and worked very quickly to put together the recommendations given by the SBDC,” said director Brian Van Hook.
     
  • Palm Beach Post – May 6, 2022
    A story about the U.S. real estate market noted that six of the nation’s top 25 most overvalued housing markets are in Florida, which can expect to see a “prolonged period of unaffordability” even as prices in other regions of the country cool. Research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University indicates Fort Myers led the state as the most overvalued market in April with homebuyers paying 51% more than they should. Article
     
  • Deseret News – May 4, 2022
    An article about overvalued housing markets notes that Boise, Idaho has consistently topped Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University’s top 100 U.S. housing market rankings, for its high housing premium estimated at 75% in March. The three Utah cities that have ranked in the nation’s top 10, close behind Boise, include Ogden, with an over 63% premium; Provo, with an over 54% premium; and Salt Lake City, with a 53.8% premium. Article
     
  • Tampa Bay Times – May 4, 2022
    An article about the real estate rent market in Florida points to four cities in as drivers of the national surge. Miami is the most overvalued rental market in the U.S. with a 21.75 percent premium, followed by Fort Myers, Tampa Bay, Sarasota, and Port St. Lucie. Real estate researchers from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University found Tampa Bay’s housing market could be reaching its peak. Article
     
  • The Mortgage Reports – May 3, 2022
    An article about increasing home prices and interest rates analyzed if buying a house still worth it in 2022. Suzanne Hollander, associate teaching professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate explained the importance of analyzing the market, whether it’s more expensive to buy or rent in your market. “Learn the sale prices of comparable properties in your area and the rental prices for leased properties,” she said. Article
     
  • Tampa Bay Times – April 20, 2022
    An article about Florida’s overvalued real estate markets shows that Tampa Bay is one of the most overvalued cities the state, according to real estate researchers from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Homes are selling for 46% above the area's historical trends. Sales have increased 29% since March 2021 and most houses close within 22 days. Rents have also risen by double digits. Article
     
  • WalletHub – April 20, 2022
    Professor Christopher Altizer was featured in WalletHub's recent study about States Where Employers Are Struggling the Most in Hiring. Employers are finding that staying on the sidelines or ignoring these issues risks disaffecting not only the labor pool but also customers and owners. Now, no matter how small or large you are, it requires awareness of your place in the community and actions to have a tangible, positive impact on it. Article
     
  • Idaho Statesman – April 19, 2022
    Typical home prices in the Boise metro area have climbed more than 76% above their long-term trend line, also the biggest such divergence in the nation, according to another model by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. Some of the momentum began before the pandemic, but it went into overdrive in 2020.
     
  • Charlotte Business Journal – April 18, 2022
    As prices in the local housing market continue soaring to new heights, a recent analysis of “overvalued markets” puts Charlotte among those ranks. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University each month analyze home-price changes in the nation's 100 largest metros to provide an estimate on how much a market's housing stock is over- or undervalued, relative to its historic pricing. Article
     
  • Washington Post – April 17, 2022
    Typical home prices in the Boise metro area have climbed more than 76% above their long-term trendline, also the biggest such divergence in the nation, according to another model by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. Some of the momentum began before the pandemic, but it went into overdrive in 2020. Article
     
  • Bloomberg – April 16, 2022
    In an article about the housing market in Boise, Idaho researchers from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University indicated that prices have climbed more than 76% above their long-term trendline. New data from Zillow showed that typical home values in Boise rose 0.4% in March, down from a 4.1% monthly pace in June 2021. Article
     
  • Washington Post – April 16, 2022
    Typical home prices in the Boise metro area have climbed more than 76% above their long-term trendline, also the biggest such divergence in the nation, according to another model by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. Article
     
  • South Florida Business Journal – April 13, 2022
    A story on local business events highlighted the North Miami Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business to provide free consulting to entrepreneurs in specific communities in the city. Article
     
  • WalletHub – April 13, 2022
    In an article about who should apply for gas reward credit cards, marketing professor Anthony Miyazaki explained that these are a good fit for anyone who is watching their expenses and wants either discounts or rewards, particularly if the cards don’t have an annual fee. “The key, though, is that you're going to buy gas anyway, so you might as well get some benefit from it,” he said. Article
     
  • NBC 6 – April 12, 2022
    In a story on the rising inflation and prices for everyday items surged in March to their highest levels since 1981, Mark Del Pezzo, associate teaching professor of finance, explained that it's not just Russia's war on Ukraine that is factored into the inflation. Watch It
     
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press – April 12, 2022
    A story about the Chattanooga housing market, cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which shows that buyers in the area are overpaying by about 35% for homes versus historical trends. That's up from a 24.8% premium just six months ago. Article
     
  • South Florida Business Journal – April 12, 2022
    A story about BankUnited’s efforts to nurturing the community's students and entrepreneurs, showcases the bank’s partnership with the FIU Business ATOM Pink Tank, which helps female students explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. It also mentions BankUnited’s iCARE Ventures collaboration with Startup FIU to fund and mentor small businesses. Article
     
  • The National Interest – April 12, 2022
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have only accelerated the shift toward nearshoring. It delivers considerable benefits - more frequent visits to the manufacturing site; improved control of intellectual property; the ease of operating in a more convenient time zone; quicker transit from manufacturer to the customer; faster speed to market; better quality control; and improved supply chain efficiency. “One must conclude that the nearshoring future is a bright one,” he said. Article
     
  • WLRN- FM – April 12, 2022
    In a story about new technology startups in Latin America and the increased investments they’re attracting from Miami, international business professor Jerry Haar explained that in 2021 a record 18 of these reached unicorn status, a value of over $1 billion. “All the technology we’re seeing and experiencing here are being played around with by very creative people in Latin America and the Caribbean, this is an unstoppable force,” he said. Listen
     
  • Epoch Times – April 7, 2022
    In a story about investing in a friend’s business, Dileep Rao, clinical professor of entrepreneurship, cautioned with letting a personal relationship cloud a business judgment. Evaluate the founder’s business acumen and ask if they have experience in the industry. “Is this likely to become a major company? If the potential is huge, it makes sense from a financial perspective,” he said. Article
     
  • 7 News Online – April 5, 2022
    In a story about two Broward women who found their stolen pictures on a sexually suggestive Facebook page, Nancy Richmond, assistant teaching professor of marketing and logistics, noted the importance of having strict privacy settings. “If you are posting photos and videos, and you really only want your friends and your family to see it, make sure that you have your Facebook settings marked to private for friends and maybe friends of friends,” she said. Article
     
  • WSVN 7 – April 5, 2022
    In a story about two Broward women who found their stolen pictures on a sexually suggestive Facebook page, Nancy Richmond, assistant teaching professor of marketing and logistics, explained that to keep personal photos from being used without your permission, check your privacy settings. "Facebook has many community standards, and looking at that particular situation, it looked like it [the page] was violating at least three or four of them," she said. Watch It
     
  • Forbes – April 5, 2022
    A story about the changing career landscape cited research from Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management at FIU Business, which finds that excessive use of text-based communication, for complex tasks can lower the performance of your work started later in the day. In one test participants had to work via text or in person to put a series of pictures in the right order—those who used text didn’t find as many errors, a 19% reduction in complex reasoning. Article
     
  • NewsBreak – April 5, 2022
    A story cites new research from Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management at FIU Business, which finds that excessive use of text-based communication for complex tasks such as negotiating, decision-making or problem-solving, can lower a person’s interest and performance on work started after the conversation is finished. “Text-based communication takes longer and requires more thought to arrive at a shared understanding,” he said. Article
     
  • K104.7-FM – April 5, 2022
    A story about the housing market in Charlotte, North Carolina cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which shows that it is now the 10th most overvalued city in the U.S. Eli Beracha, director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate, “a combination of low supply and at the same time high demand of people who simply want to move to the area is brewing this overpricing that we see.” Article
     
  • V101.9 – April 5, 2022
    A story about the housing market in Charlotte, North Carolina cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which shows that the city is now the 10th most overvalued city in the U.S. Eli Beracha, director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate, noted that all markets are relatively overpriced. Article
     
  • WCCB TV – April 4, 2022
    A story about the housing market in Charlotte, North Carolina cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which shows that it is now the 10th most overvalued city in the U.S. Eli Beracha, director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate, “a combination of low supply and at the same time high demand of people who simply want to move to the area is brewing this overpricing that we see.” Article
     
  • Forbes – April 3, 2022
    A story about changing styles of communications work cited new research from Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, which shows that excessive use of text-based communication can lower a person’s interest and performance on work started after the conversation is finished. “Employees must carefully weigh the costs of using text-based communication for convergence tasks with the costs of meeting in person,” he said. Article
     
  • Decatur Daily – April 3, 2022
    In a story about investing in a friend’s business, Dileep Rao, clinical professor of entrepreneurship, cautioned with letting a personal relationship cloud a business judgment. Evaluate the founder’s business acumen and ask if they have experience in the industry. “Is this likely to become a major company? If the potential is huge, it makes sense from a financial perspective,” he said. Article
     
  • The Hill – April 2, 2022
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that Ukraine ranks among the top five locales worldwide for new tech talent. The U.S. deficit in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is 2.4 million unfilled jobs in those fields. Congress and the Biden administration should fast track a special initiative to admit Ukrainian STEM workers. “War on the battlefield has a beginning and an end. The war for talent and economic competitiveness is perpetual,” he said. Article
     
  • GlobeSt.com – March 31, 2022
    A story about the current housing market examined how rising mortgage rates are moving in tandem with increasing housing prices in many markets. Real estate researchers from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University explained that the situation raises concerns that a looming downturn in some areas could be worse than expected. Article
     
  • Newsbreak - March 30, 2022
    A story about the housing market in North Carolina cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which shows that Charlotte entered the top 10 overvalued markets for the first time with a premium of 50.14%. “The drivers of this appear to be large population increases in these areas combined with a significant shortage in housing inventory,” said Eli Beracha, director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate. Article
     
  • Mortgage Orb – March 30, 2022
    A story about the housing market in Florida examined how home prices haven’t leveled off or declined despite rising interest rates, a potential indicator that the housing market is nearing its peak. Real estate researchers from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University explained that the situation raises concerns that a looming downturn in some areas could be worse than expected. Article
     
  • International Construction – March 30, 2022
    In a report about the biggest challenges for the construction industry - primarily the supply chain, which makes it harder to get the materials that they need, logistics professor Andrea Patrucco discussed what those in construction can do to try and mitigate these issues. Watch It
     
  • WJCT News – March 29, 2022
    A story about the housing market in Florida examined how home prices haven’t leveled off or declined despite rising interest rates, a potential indicator that the housing market is nearing its peak. Real estate researchers from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University explained that the situation raises concerns that a looming downturn in some areas could be worse than expected. Article
     
  • Phoenix Business Journal – March 29, 2022
    A real estate market story cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University which ranks metro Phoenix at No. 6 on a list of the most overvalued markets in the nation, showing a 53.7% premium over what the average price should be based on historical trends. Article
     
  • Texarkana Gazette – March 27, 2022
    In a story about investing in a friend’s business, Dileep Rao, clinical professor of entrepreneurship, cautioned with letting a personal relationship cloud a business judgment. Evaluate the founder’s business acumen and ask if they have experience in the industry. “Is this likely to become a major company? If the potential is huge, it makes sense from a financial perspective,” he said. Article
     
  • The West Australian – March 27, 2022
    In a story about investing in a friend’s business, Dileep Rao, clinical professor of entrepreneurship, cautioned with letting a personal relationship cloud a business judgment. Evaluate the founder’s business acumen and ask if they have experience in the industry. “Is this likely to become a major company? If the potential is huge, it makes sense from a financial perspective,” he said. Article
     
  • The Worley Gig – March 27, 2022
    A story about housing in Spokane, Washington cited research from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University where Spokane was listed as No. 6 among the 100 most sought-after housing markets. Housing costs in Spokane remain cheaper than other cities on the west coast. Article
     
  • Press From – March 25, 2022
    In a story about rising inflation across world economies, logistics and supply chain management professor Craig Austin explained that when China closed its economy it disrupted the model that companies had been relying on before the pandemic. Adding that even though economies had disruption strategies in place, suddenly whole factories were offline. "The pressures are easing, not completely, but we're seeing more merchandise becoming available and a lot of places are improving," he said. Article
     
  • The Miami Herald – March 25, 2022
    In an article about the housing market in South Florida, Eli Beracha, director of Florida International University's Hollo School of Real Estate, explained that purchasing a house as an investor is still a good investment. The housing shortage isn’t going away anytime soon. Investors can still borrow cheaply and can increase rents at a faster pace. “It’s a combination that allows investors to get good returns even though prices are not low,” he said.
     
  • CBS4 – March 22, 2022
    A story about small businesses having to deal with major issues like inflation, the threat of a new COVID variant, and especially higher fuel costs profiled Fruitique Ice Cream Company, whose owners received help from FIU's Small Business Development Center to expand the business. “We were able to expand our retail business which was the only thing strong during COVID,” said co-owner Juan Puerto. Watch It
     
  • The Miami Herald – March 22, 2022
    The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration visited a small aircraft repair business Monday in a Miami Gardens neighborhood and highlighted the SBA’s Community Navigator program. In October 2021, Florida International University was a recipient of a $2.5 million grant as part of the navigator program and is using the money to help Miami-Dade small companies.
     
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer – March 22, 2022
    In a story about investing in a friend’s business, Dileep Rao, clinical professor of entrepreneurship, cautioned with letting a personal relationship cloud a business judgment. Evaluate the founder’s business acumen and ask if they have experience in the industry. “Is this likely to become a major company? If the potential is huge, it makes sense from a financial perspective,” he said.
     
  • Florida Realtor – March 21, 2022
    In a story about the increase in investor purchases of single-family homes, Eli Beracha, director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate, explained that purchasing a house as an investor is still a good investment. “You can still borrow cheaply and it looks like inflation is going to stay higher than average for some time. You can increase rents at a faster pace than you do usually,” he said. Article
     
  • The Hill – March 19, 2022
    In an op-ed international business professor Jerry Haar noted that from the U.S. perspective, external trade challenges to the nation are numerous and varied. If the U.S. seeks to maintain, strengthen and expand its role as a champion of American competitiveness, “it needs to pursue an agenda emphasizing both market openness and trade law enforcement; sensible industrial policies; innovation and entrepreneurship; consumer-centric policies; and skills upgrading and workforce development,” he said. Article
     
  • NBC6 – March 18, 2022
    In a story about the concept of cryptocurrency, NFTs, crypto-mining, and everything else embedded in the crypto-verse, Hemang Subramanian, associate professor of information systems and business analytics of FIU, explained how cryptocurrencies are moving into the business mainstream. In the metaverse, a digital reality world, all transactions can only be conducted in cryptocurrencies. Watch It
     
  • The Ascent – March 17, 2022
    In an article about selecting the best home insurance companies, real estate law professor Suzanne Hollander discussed the impact of climate change on prices and coverage. She explained that rising costs may lead to a location where insurance premiums and costs of living are lower. “… the local, state, and federal government may consider capping and limiting the percentage insurance companies may raise insurance premiums per year,” she said. Article
     
  • NBC6 – March 16, 2022
    Ukrainian civilians run from the horrors of war with only as much as they can even carry, so many people around the world have helped by donating cryptocurrency. FIU associate professor of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology Hemang Subramanian explains how the donations are being used. Watch It
     
  • Moneynews – March 16, 2022
    In a report about the Biden administration’s outreach to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro seeking more oil production, international business professor Jerry Haar explained why it has angered Venezuelan ex-patriots and stumped pundits. "If all politics is local, I think there is probably fewer things that President Biden and the Democrats could do to drive South Florida voters into the arms of the Republicans," he said. Article
     
  • WalletHub.com – March 15, 2022
    In an article about bonus credit card rewards for dining and entertainment are becoming increasingly popular, Kimberly Taylor, associate professor of marketing and logistics, explained that consumers have always appreciated anything that they perceive to be a good value or to be getting something extra for their money. “Credit cards that offer rewards also feel like a ‘no brainer’ - an easy way to get extra perks from things you were already doing anyway,” she said. Article
     
  • WLRN – March 15, 2022
    A story cost that revealed the cost of home ownership is still outpacing the cost of renting cited the Buy vs. Rent Index analysis from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Researchers found that it might be possible to build that same wealth while renting and reinvesting in the stock market, according to the Tune In
     
  • MediaFeed.org – March 15, 2022
    An article about the top 10 overvalued housing markets cited the latest housing assessment report from researchers at FIU and Florida Atlantic University found that residents in the Boise area are paying an average of $506,060 for homes, roughly 76% higher than would be expected when accounting for historical averages. Rounding out the top 5 over priced cities are: Atlanta, Georgia; Las Vegas, Nevada; Ogden, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Article
     
  • NBC6 – March 13, 2022
    In a report about rising rent costs and Florida laws that prohibit rent controls unless there’s a “housing emergency,” real estate law professor Suzanne Hollander explained that the most common way for local governments to tackle affordability without violating the Florida law is to fund construction of more affordable housing units because capping rents is an uphill battle in court. "The burden of evidence is on the county or municipality trying to enact it," she said. Watch It
     
  • The Miami Herald – March 12, 2022
    In a story about employees at a Starbucks store in Hialeah becoming the first from the coffeehouse chain to create a union, human resource management professor Marc Weinstein explained that Starbucks has not been able to devise a uniform campaign against unions. He noted that while Starbucks “shows itself to be a socially progressive company, it has been very aggressive in trying to stop unionization, but the most challenging thing is that workers are organizing in individual stores.”
     
  • ZME Science – March 11, 2022
    In a story analyzing Russia’s war on Ukraine, international business and strategy professor Edgardo Pappacena explained that there’s the historical factor, the geographic factor, and the economic one to the conflict. Pappacena sees here a clear sign that Putin wants to rebuild the former glory of the Soviet Union. “Anyone who paid attention to what Putin has been saying for the last 20 years, knew that this was a real possibility,” he said. Article
     
  • Florida Realtors – March 11, 2022
    An article about the housing market in South Florida cited the quarterly report on renting vs. buying from with Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. Of the 23 major metropolitan areas in his study, 17 favor renting a property and reinvesting the money, including the Miami region, which encompasses Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Article
     
  • NewsBreak – March 11, 2022
    The QS World University Rankings place the Professional MBA Online program at FIU Business at No. 10 in the world for the second consecutive year. The 2022 QS Online MBA Rankings are based on such factors as academic reputation, quality and diversity of enrolled students, reputation among employers and the class experience. Article
     
  • CBS Miami – March 10, 2022
    In a report about the repercussions from a meeting between U.S. representatives with government officials in in oil-rich Venezuela, international business professor Jerry Haar explained that there are many other places to get oil, including U.S. reserves and other countries in Latin America. "If all politics is local, I think there is probably fewer things that President Biden and the Democrats could do to drive South Florida voters into the arms of the Republicans,” he said. Article
     
  • WLRN – March 10, 2022
    An article about housing prices in Palm Beach County cited the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. The quarterly report suggests renting rather than buying a home and risk doing so at the top of the market. Article
     
  • El Nuevo Herald – March 10, 2022
    In a story about employees at a Starbucks store in Hialeah becoming the first from the coffeehouse chain to create a union, human resource management professor Marc Weinstein explained that Starbucks has not been able to devise a uniform campaign against unions. He noted that while Starbucks “shows itself to be a socially progressive company, it has been very aggressive in trying to stop unionization, but the most challenging thing is that workers are organizing in individual stores.”
     
  • Palm Beach Post – March 10, 2022
    An article about housing prices in Palm Beach County cited the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. The quarterly report suggests renting rather than buying a home and risk doing so at the top of the market. Article
     
  • Bakersfield.com – March 9, 2022
    The latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University suggests that consumers in much of the U.S. should give more thought to renting a home rather than owning one. Prospective buyers in many markets could build long-term wealth as fast or faster by renting a similar single-family property and investing the money. “Our index is showing you don’t need to be a homeowner to build a retirement nest egg,” said Beracha, director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate.
     
  • CBS 12 – March 9, 2022
    Economists at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University are suggesting most Americans looking for a place to live should rent, rather than buy a place and risk doing so at the top of the market. The researchers looked at 23 major metropolitan areas - five places “strongly favor renting,” rather than buying, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City and Seattle. “But if you don’t think you’ll invest your rental savings, it’s better off to buy a home,” Beracha explained. Watch It
     
  • Latin America Advisor – March 8, 2022
    In a story about the economic outlook for small- and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean, international business professor Jerry Haar explained that borrowing conditions will remain tight, the region’s level of indebtedness will put a hamper on public spending and bank lending. “Less dynamic external demand, slower trade, inflation and fiscal deficits—along with political uncertainty— will hit the region,” he said. Article
     
  • Commercial Cafe – March 8, 2022
    In a story about the trends in the office real estate market, William Hardin, interim dean of FIU Business, pointed out that the entire office ecosystem has been impacted, especially in markets characterized by large commute times, and office utilization will not near pre-pandemic levels anytime soon. “Second-tier properties in areas requiring long commute times will be weakest. Other non-office tenants (those providing services and food, etc.) will continue to suffer and, since their revenues are directly tied to people in office space, their ability and willingness to pay current rents will decline,” he said. Article
     
  • CNN Dinero – March 6, 2022
    In a story about the global geopolitical landscape resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, international business and strategy professor Edgardo Pappacena discussed that Vladimir Putin is moving toward establishing a closer relationship with China. “China will take one a more strategic role, perhaps in an effort to create an alternative financial system," he said. Watch it
     
  • Marketwatch.com – March 5, 2022
    An article about the top 10 overvalued housing markets cited the latest housing assessment report from researchers at FIU and Florida Atlantic University. They warn that buying at the top of a market bubble could hurt you financially for many years. Article
     
  • The Coastal Star – March 2, 2022
    In an article about Palm Beach County’s real estate market, a report from Florida International University professor Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate, and Florida Atlantic University professor Ken Johnson indicated that it is not as overheated as it was leading up to the market crash experienced here during the Great Recession. Homes in South Florida, including Palm Beach County, were selling in January for 23% above what would be expected. Article
     
  • Marketwatch.com – March 2, 2022
    A new report from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University examined which housing markets nationwide are most overvalued. They calculated the average property price in each of the 100 largest housing markets nationwide and compare the fluctuations in prices with what would be expected based on their historic growth. Article
     
  • Miami Herald – March 1, 2022
    Although the county’s midpoint price for a single-family home retreated slightly in January, it still stood at $520,000 — out of reach for most locals. New research from Florida Atlantic University economist Ken H. Johnson and Florida International University real estate professor Eli Beracha shows that home prices have jumped to the point that in Miami homes are 23% overpriced, compared to only 3% a year ago.
     
  • Telemundo 51 – March 1, 2022
    In a story about the sanctions against Russia and the impact these will have on the global economy, international business and strategy professor Edgardo Pappacena explained that these will primarily affect the sectors involving energy, metals and minerals. “The greatest risk for the U.S. economy amidst the conflict is neon and palladium, Both are key in the manufacture of chips and semiconductors and they will have an impact on the supply chain also,” he said. Watch it
     
  • MSN Español – February 28, 2022
    In an article about the sharp increase in the housing market over the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers FIU Business and Florida Atlantic University pointed out that now is one of the riskiest times to buy. Overall, homeowners in South Florida had to wait 14 or 15 years, from the height of the housing boom in 2006 until 2021, to finally see some value return to their homes, and even then it was less than $5,000. Article
     
  • El Nuevo Herald – February 28, 2022
    In a story on the impact of the the Russia-Ukraine conflict, international business and strategy professor Edgardo Pappacena explained that the U.S. economy will see the hardest impact in the energy sector, noting that approximately 60% of Russia’s economy is financed through gas and energy exports. “The greatest risk for the U.S. economy amidst the conflict is neon and palladium,” he said.
     
  • El Nuevo Herald – February 28, 2022
    A story about increasing home prices cited a study from FIU Business and Florida Atlantic University which shows that home prices have jumped to the point that in Miami homes are 23% overpriced, compared to only 3% a year ago.
     
  • ZME Science – February 28, 2022
    In a story about the exclusion of Russia from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), international business and strategy professor Edgardo Pappacena explained that this is of the two sanctions that could really hurt Russia and erode Putin’s domestic support. "You deny Russia access to SWIFT and Russia has been completely isolated from the global economy," he said. Article
     
  • WAQI-AM – February 25, 2022
    In a story discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, international business and strategy professor Edgardo Pappacena discussed economic sanctions that would have the strongest impact on Russia’s economy. One would be shutting down the country’s oil and gas exports as well as excluding Russia from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). “That will essentially prohibit Russia from conducting any international transactions and destabilizes their economy,” he said. Tune In
     
  • NBC6 – February 24, 2022
    In a story about the increasing instability from the escalating crisis between Ukraine and Russia, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor of finance, explained there is a good chance inflation will continue to rise, especially when it comes to gas prices. “Now is the time to be cautious with your money,” she said. Watch it
     
  • Fortune – February 22, 2022
    Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University have once more ranked the nation’s most overvalued homes, and while Boise continues to top the list, two cities have seen notable leaps in the past two months. Las Vegas, which was seventh on the list in December, has moved up to the No. 4 spot, as premiums in Sin City have jumped another 6%. Atlanta, meanwhile, jumped from 10th place to fifth, with a 7% increase in housing price premiums. Article
     
  • Florida Trend – February 22, 2022
    In a story about the Jacksonville area’s booming housing market has left home values a little inflated, academics from FIU and FAU, who have been researching home prices warned that flush times for home-sellers across the state could be ending. Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate, explained that low mortgage rates have helped keep housing demand strong during the pandemic. “Now we’re seeing rates rise, and that’s going to take some buyers out of the market and curtail price gains,” he said. Article
     
  • ZDNET – February 19, 2022
    A story about the top online business masters programs, pointed out that the contemporary business landscape involves a growing number of cross-border interactions, and an international business master's can help professionals navigate the challenges that come with this. At No. 1, FIU College of Business 30-credit online international business master's features courses in global megatrends, contextual intelligence, and global strategy. Students can also take a professional development seminar series. Article
     
  • Florida Realtor – February 18, 2022
    In a story about the Jacksonville area’s booming housing market has left home values a little inflated, academics from FIU and FAU, who have been researching home prices warned that flush times for home-sellers across the state could be ending. Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate, explained that low mortgage rates have helped keep housing demand strong during the pandemic. “Now we’re seeing rates rise, and that’s going to take some buyers out of the market and curtail price gains,” he said. Article
     
  • ZDNET – February 16, 2022
    A story about the top bachelor of business administration programs, noted that earning an international business degree prepares graduates for careers in global corporations and organizations, along with government agencies and international financial institutions. FIU College of Business 120-credit BBA in international business at FIU focuses on international business principles, international trade, and global information technology. Article
     
  • Information Today – February 15, 2022
    In a story about the relevance of hashtags in marketing, Nancy Richmond, an assistant teaching professor in the department of marketing and logistics at Florida International University’s College of Business, explained that using them effectively involves more than just coming up with words and phrases off the top of your head. It requires strategy and research, which, obviously, can take some time. “Having some hashtags ready to copy and paste can help make the process feel less overwhelming.” Article
     
  • WUSF-Public Media – February 15, 2022
    In a story about the real estate market in Central Florida, the Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking showed that the greater Tampa Bay region has two of the most overvalued housing markets in the country, with the kind of prices not seen in more than a decade. The study is conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. Eli Beracha, the Director of FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate, said that it’s due in part to Tampa and Lakeland’s population influxes. “We know that there is a trend (during) COVID and even pre-COVID, that people are moving to Florida, and many are coming to those areas,” he added. Article
     
  • Head Topics US – February 14, 2022
    In a story about MiamiCoin as an additional revenue stream and a way of raising the city's profile as a crypto mecca, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, professor of information systems and business analytics, agreed that these could become a boon to the cities adopting them. "Any person in the world if they want to contribute to Miami, if they like Miami, that person can buy the MiamiCoin," he said. While Hemang Subramanian, associate professor of information systems and business analytics of FIU, pointed out that MiamiCoin could make up for the city's tax contributions to the state and help solve long-term liquidity problems, he also warned that early adopters could wield too much influence over the city's revenues. Article
     
  • YahooFinance – February 14, 2022
    In a story about the labor market Jennifer Arniella, a 29-year-old Kendall mother of two, discussed how she graduated into the pandemic from the masters in business administration program at Florida International University and decided to start a venture at home, using the government assistance she received to support her children to help buy laser equipment to cut logos and signs for businesses. For marketing support, she calls on the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU, which also helped launch the business itself. Article
     
  • The Miami Herald - February 14, 2022
    In a story about the labor market Jennifer Arniella, a 29-year-old Kendall mother of two, discussed how she graduated into the pandemic from the masters in business administration program at Florida International University and decided to start a venture at home, using the government assistance she received to support her children to help buy laser equipment to cut logos and signs for businesses. For marketing support, she calls on the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU, which also helped launch the business itself.
     
  • Florida Times Union – February 14, 2022
    In a story about the Jacksonville area’s booming housing market, researchers from FIU and FAU warned that flush times for home-sellers across the state could be ending. Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate, explained that low mortgage rates have helped keep housing demand strong during the pandemic. “Now we’re seeing rates rise, and that’s going to take some buyers out of the market and curtail price gains,” he said. Article
     
  • Coinmarketcap – February 13, 2022
    In a story about MiamiCoin as an additional revenue stream and a way of raising the city's profile as a crypto mecca, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, professor of information systems and business analytics, agreed that these could become a boon to the cities adopting them. "Any person in the world if they want to contribute to Miami, if they like Miami, that person can buy the MiamiCoin," he said. While Hemang Subramanian, associate professor of information systems and business analytics of FIU, pointed out that MiamiCoin could make up for the city's tax contributions to the state and help solve long-term liquidity problems, he also warned that early adopters “could accumulate so much of the coin that they wield too much influence over the city's revenues.” Article
     
  • Central Florida News 13 – February 11, 2022
    A story about the real estate market in Central Florida pointed out that anyone currently in the market to purchase a home likely has a story about being outbid, dealing with sky-high, overvalued home prices or navigating a dwindling supply of inventory. Renters are feeling the pinch as well. New research from a team of real estate economists from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University shows that Lakeland and Tampa are the most overvalued markets in the state. Article
     
  • WSFL-TV – February 11, 2022
    In a story about the potential uses of cryptocurrency, discussed a new paper by Hemang Subramanian, associate professor of information systems and business analytics of FIU, exploring how crypto and the blockchain can be used to store personal healthcare data through NFTs or non-fungible tokens. Owners of these tokens can be verified through unique data that acts as a digital fingerprint. “It could potentially streamline a lot of complicated systems,” he said. Article
     
  • Arch20.com – February 8, 2022
    Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the Florida International University Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business serves as an academic mixed-use facility accommodating faculty and administrative offices, conference rooms, auditorium, as well as two open public courtyards. Article
     
  • NBC6 Miami – February 7, 2022
    In a story about the increasing number of Florida workers leaving their jobs every month, Marc Weinstein, clinical professor of global leadership and management, explained that if a company can’t find employees now, they’re not being competitive. “People in low wage jobs, they want better jobs. Better jobs not just in terms of compensation, but greater stability,” he said. Watch It
     
  • Florida Trend – February 7, 2022
    A story about the housing market in South Florida included findings from the Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking, which showed that the market continues to be overvalued compared to its long-term pricing trend, though not as much as other metropolitan areas in the state. Homes in South Florida are about 21% overvalued in terms of where their pricing should be, according to the report from researchers at FIU Business and Florida Atlantic University. Article
     
  • NBC6 Miami – February 3, 2022
    In a story about the $5.25 million donation the City of Miami received from cryptocurrency initiative MiamiCoin, Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, professor of information systems and business analytics, explained that 30% of mining rewards are allocated to a wallet for the city. “Any person in the world ... if they want to contribute to Miami, if they like Miami, that person can buy the MiamiCoin,” he said. Watch It
     
  • RetailWire – February 3, 2022
    A story about the role of feedback for employees and leaders cited research led by Ravi Gajendran, chair of the global leadership and management department. The research found that “Since being more empathetic essentially makes leaders more likely to ‘catch’ others’ emotions, a strong negative emotional reaction from the recipients could spill over onto the high-empathy leaders, affecting their own emotional states and thus their performance.” Article
     
  • Retail Dive – January 31, 2022
    In a story about whether supply chains will be rebuilt for the future or if the industry reverts back to "normal" once the current backups in the system ease, Craig Austin, an assistant teaching professor of marketing and logistics explained that warehousing, freight and other expenses related to stockpiling raises overall costs for retailers, who are passing the costs on to consumers. "It's no longer a just-in-time world. It's a just-in-case world — just in case we don't get it," he said. Article
     
  • South Florida Sun Sentinel - January 28, 2022
    In a story about the housing market in South Florida, the Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking showed homes are about 21% overvalued. historical trends showed that the average expected home price for December was $327,438.8. Instead, the average home price is $397,603. “Mortgage rates have been near historic lows for the last two years and have helped keep housing demand strong through the pandemic,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate. Article

  • Harvard Business Review – January 27, 2022
    In an article about how giving negative feedback impacts the person delivering it, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, and his co-authors explained that the impact depended on how empathetic the leaders were. “High-empathy leaders became less effective at core leadership tasks after giving negative feedback.” Researchers offered strategies including encouraging more-empathetic leaders to take breaks after giving negative feedback and training less-empathetic leaders on techniques for delivering feedback more compassionately. Article

  • GlobeSt.com – January 27, 2022
    The standard investment advice of buy low, sell high is getting harder to realize in 33 of the hottest metro residential markets, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. And of that group, seven are in Florida and another four, in Ohio. “The nation’s most overvalued market remains Boise, Idaho, where buyers pay about 77 percent more than they should, based on past pricing trends,” says the study. Article

  • WFTS ABC – January 26, 2022
    In a story about the most inflated U.S. housing markets, researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University found that Lakeland and Tampa rank first and second when it comes to Florida's most overvalued cities. Florida has seven cities on the list. Lakeland is currently the most overvalued housing market in the state, with buyers paying 42.54% more for homes than they should be. Tampa follows is second, with buyers paying 41.46% more. Article

  • WPTV NBC5 – January 25, 2022
    In a story about overvalued housing markets according to the latest Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking report, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU explained that mortgage rates have been near historic lows and have helped keep housing demand strong through the pandemic. “Now we’re seeing rates rise, and that’s going to take some buyers out of the market and curtail price gains,” he said. Article

  • Fox 13 – January 25, 2022
    In a story about housing market prices in the U.S., the Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking report from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University revealed that housing in Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden was among some of the most overvalued in the U.S. Buyers in Ogden are paying over 53% more than they should to buy a house, while that number is 51.17% for Provo and 48.51% for Salt Lake City. Article

  • The Hill – January 23, 2022
    In an op-ed international business professor Jerry Haar highlighted that the U.S. global competitive advantage is not in manufacturing but services, which account for over 80 percent of U.S. employment and 79 percent of GDP. One sector often overlooked is higher education. Foreign students coming to study in the U.S. generated $44 billion in 2021. “Our economy is rapidly becoming more knowledge-based and innovation-oriented, and this is where we can compete in the global marketplace,” he said. Article

  • 24/7 Wall St.com – January 21, 2022
    In a story about the high demand for prices in desirable cities and their increased prices, cited the Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking report from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. The city that carries the largest premium for home prices is Boise City, Idaho, with a premium of 78.36%. The second-highest premium at 57.96% is in Austin, Texas. Article

  • Houston Chronicle – January 6, 2022
    A story about the price of homes in Houston cites a report from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University that puts the city at No. 51 on the list of most overvalued real estate markets. In Houston, historical trends suggest that average home prices should have reached around $223,206 in November 2021 – but instead buyers were paying an average of $275,005 for a home. A tight inventory, strong demand and low interest rates support rising prices. Article

  • The Miami Herald – January 6, 2022
    In a story about rising home prices in the metropolitan Miami area cites the Beracha and Johnson Housing Market Ranking report from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University reveals that they will continue to increase, but less than the most overpriced part of Florida. “Why varying results are developing between housing markets in the West and East is unclear at this time,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate.

  • WalletHub.com – January 5, 2022
    In an article about the best cash back credit cards, David Barman, associate teaching professor in the School of Accounting, explained that these typically have few or no limitations as to where cashback is earned. The best advice for consumers is information, do your reading and ask questions in advance. It certainly gives the most flexibility in how the consumer can use the reward. Some cards limit the amount of cashback per month or limit the amount when spent in a particular category. Article

  • Daily Beast – January 1, 2022
    In a story looking at the U.S. political and economic landscape of 2022, logistics and supply chain management professor Craig Austin, explained that prices will keep rising due to inflation. Consumers didn’t stop buying during the pandemic, they just shifted even more to online shopping, leading to backups of ships at sea and stacks of shipping containers at U.S. ports. “It's going to take a while to work yourself through that,” he said. Article

  • The Miami Herald – January 6, 2022
    In a story about rising home prices in the metropolitan Miami area cites a new study from real estate researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University reveals that they will continue to increase, but less than the most overpriced part of Florida. “Why varying results are developing between housing markets in the West and East is unclear at this time,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate.

  • WalletHub.com – January 5, 2022
    In an article about the best cash back credit cards, David Barman, associate teaching professor in the School of Accounting, explained that these typically have few or no limitations as to where cashback is earned. The best advice for consumers is information, do your reading and ask questions in advance. It certainly gives the most flexibility in how the consumer can use the reward. Some cards limit the amount of cashback per month or limit the amount when spent in a particular category. Article

  • Daily Beast – January 1, 2022
    In a story looking at the U.S. political and economic landscape of 2022, logistics and supply chain management professor Craig Austin, explained that prices will keep rising due to inflation. Consumers didn’t stop buying during the pandemic, they just shifted even more to online shopping, leading to backups of ships at sea and stacks of shipping containers at U.S. ports. “It's going to take a while to work yourself through that,” he said. Article

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