FIU Professor Jerry Haar

Professor Jerry Haar: insights on globalization from a Latin America lens.

Growing up in Baltimore, Jerry Haar’s parents did something unusual for the time: they took the future FIU professor on extensive trips to Latin America and the Caribbean. (He has relatives in Argentina and Brazil.) It helped spark in Haar, interim director of Executive and Professional Education and a clinical professor in the College of […]

U.S. loses $3.1 trillion of taxable profits through international trade, FIU Business professor Zdanowicz research reveals.

U.S. loses $3.1 trillion of taxable profits through international trade, FIU Business professor Zdanowicz research reveals.

Tax evasion strategies in international trade have cost the U.S. government more than $3.1 trillion in taxable income, reveals updated research from Florida International University College of Business professor John Zdanowicz. A fraud expert, Zdanowicz conducted an in-depth computer analysis of U.S. customs data from 2003 to 2017. In the most current study, figures from […]

Top award recognizes Dr. William Hardin's contributions to real estate research scholarship.

Top award recognizes Dr. William Hardin’s contributions to real estate research scholarship.

Dr. William Hardin, director of FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate, has been awarded the David Ricardo Medal, the highest recognition by the American Real Estate Society (ARES). The award recognizes a person who has created a significant body of published research in academic and refereed professional journals, spanning at least two decades. Hardin received […]

A "buzz" of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian's journey to blockchain expertise.

A “buzz” of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian’s journey to blockchain expertise.

Market efficiency and e-commerce transactions have always been among FIU Assistant Professor Hemang Subramanian’s enthusiasms. He was also a big fan of the Yellow Jackets, the football team of Georgia Tech, where Subramanian earned his PhD. Then, his two interests converged. “I was regularly attending football games, and would go and buy refreshments,” he said. “And […]

Bitcoin Basics And Beyond: FIU Business professor Hemang Subramanian explains their impact on trading and investments.

Bitcoin Basics And Beyond: FIU Business professor Hemang Subramanian explains their impact on trading and investments.

Bitcoin gripped the investing world in 2017 and its price increased by roughly 500 percent. In December 2017, Bitcoin hit a peak of almost $20,000. Since then, digital coins have lost $500 billion in value. On February 5th the biggest virtual currency sank to $6,933. How might we analyze Bitcoin’s impact going forward? We spoke to […]

Marakas family gift supports a new level of doctoral student collaboration at FIU Business.

Marakas family gift supports a new level of doctoral student collaboration at FIU Business.

Since his days as a doctoral student at FIU, George Marakas has seen magic happen when doctoral students from different disciplines get together: innovative scholarship, new ideas, and, in a nod to the Beatles, a “Lennon and McCartney” kind of creative energy. And, from his own experience, Marakas knows that these students benefit when they […]

FIU marketing professor Tim Birrittella honored with a lifetime achievement award.

FIU marketing professor Tim Birrittella honored with a lifetime achievement award.

FIU Business marketing professor Tim Birrittella is a hero to a cadre of former and current students who credit him for caring mentorship and inspiring them to go further than they thought they might. The American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapters Council recognized Birrittella’s dedication, unanimously selecting him to receive the 2018 AMA Collegiate Lifetime Achievement […]

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

Florida homeowners will bear the brunt of the wind-related costs A team of researchers headed by FIU College of Business professor Shahid Hamid, using the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, estimates that Hurricane Irma caused $19.4 billion in wind-related losses to Florida residents alone. The data doesn’t cover flood losses. Of that total, $6.3 billion […]

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Understanding the financial and insurance impact of the destructive power of hurricane on buildings and their insurers is the rare specialty of Professor Shahid S. Hamid. He not only chairs the Department of Finance in FIU’s College of Business, but is also director of the Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research, located in the […]