Experts-COVID News

FSU expert available to comment ahead of Florida's special legislative session on property insurance

Professor Charles Nyce is available to comment on Florida's crisis-ridden property-insurance market ahead of the state Legislature's second special session on the matter.

FSU researcher: Make it your business to see stress as enhancing

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you're overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You're probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl.

FSU experts on interest rates, investments and the economy

The College of Business has two experts to discuss interest rates, investments and the economy: William Christiansen, an expert on macroeconomic policy and economic performance issues, and Steven Perfect, who can discuss the effects of rate increases on investments.

FSU faculty expert discusses Florida's fragile homeowners-insurance market

Charles Nyce, an expert in catastrophic-risk financing and corporate-risk management, says "It's not a crisis from the Florida homeowner's position, yet — but it's a crisis in the insurance market, for sure."

FSU expert sees Bitcoin as continued alternative investment but no future rival to Visa, Mastercard

Guangzhi Shang, a cryptocurrency expert in Florida State University's College of Business, offers no prediction on the value or use of Bitcoin, but he doesn't see it soon rivaling credit and debit cards in everyday purchases.

When rivalry goes remote: Why office competition is risky

Dr. David King - “Promoting office rivalry creates a more political atmosphere at work that hinders collaboration and it can contribute to employee burnout. This results in lower productivity and potentially higher employee turnover.

Mining time-sensitive data on businesses efforts to instill consumer confidence

Dr. Noyan Ilk and Dr. Guangzhi Shang – The survival of businesses impacted by social distancing relies not only on cash infusions in the short-term, but also on reviving the consumer demand for their products/ services in the long-term. Reviving consumer demand is especially important for avoiding a total economic collapse at a macro-level after the imminent threat of the pandemic has been overcome (Shefrin 2020) …

Scammers seeking to profit from fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments

Chad Marzen - There is no known cure for COVID-19 but, according to Chad Marzen, that hasn’t stopped opportunists from looking to capitalize off people’s fears.

Long-term examination of liability issues already underway

Dr. Patricia Born - The insurance industry will face extraordinary challenges dealing with COVID-19. Health insurers are already struggling with decisions that will affect their direct costs related to testing and providing treatment for the virus, and many potential indirect costs, such as the costs of delaying treatment of other health issues...

Leading your employees through the pandemic crisis

Dr. Darren Brooks - The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus is moving most organizations into unchartered territories in terms of human resource policies and practices. The challenge is how to implement various levels of business continuity plans to ensure core business functions continue, where possible, while addressing the fears and anxieties experienced by employees on issues such as personal health and well-being, loss of pay...