Wharton School

Regulating big tech

Wharton’s Eric K. Clemons discusses the pros and cons of boosting regulations on big technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, after years of being penalized in Europe for anticompetitive practices. 

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Making history at LDI: An interview with Rachel Werner

Rachel Werner is the first female and first physician-economist executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a professor of both medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and health care management at the Wharton School.

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How to fix a toxic workplace

Is the workplace really any more toxic than it once was? Despite improvements in equality and discrimination, greater awareness of calling out toxic environments is having an impact. So what are employees, and businesses, doing about it?

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Can we tax our way into healthier behavior?

Wharton’s Benjamin Lockwood’s research works to determine the optimal rate for so-called sin taxes, like Philadelphia’s tax on soda, and asks at what point does a tax lead to healthier choices?

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In the News


The Atlantic

America’s job listings have gone off the deep end

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School said modern job listings use language that perpetuates the idea that only obsessively devoted employees are of value, potentially scaring off well-suited applicants.

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Today

Meet the NFL player teaching a money class to college students

Wharton alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, who lectured in the School of Arts and Sciences as part of a class on personal finance co-taught with Brian Peterson this spring, is featured. “My goal for this is to make this accessible to everyone,” he said.

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The New York Times

Even as floods worsen with climate change, fewer people insure against disaster

Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton School spoke about efforts to convince more Americans to buy flood insurance. A major factor is expense, she said.

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Morning Edition (NPR)

Experts question corporate inclusion training

Edward Chang, a doctoral candidate in the Wharton School, spoke about the efficacy of corporate diversity and inclusion trainings. “It’s a big deal to close all of your stores, even just briefly, to devote time to training your employees.” However, he says, the culture of a company can’t be changed in just an hour.

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The Atlantic

What Hollywood boycotts would really do to Georgia

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School commented on threats from Hollywood studios to boycott Georgia’s production facilities in response to the state’s new restrictions on abortion rights. Schweitzer said boycotts like these are meant to appease people outside the state who want action from people with power, in government or otherwise: “We now expect CEOs to be moral leaders.”

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