Wharton School

How immigrants expand the U.S. economy

Wharton’s J. Daniel Kim discusses his research, which draws on census data to draw an accurate picture of immigration and entrepreneurship in the U.S.

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Why inclusion starts in the C-suite

Wharton’s Stephanie Creary speaks with global diversity expert Gwen Houston about why senior executives must lead inclusion efforts.

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Mauro Guillén’s world is about to change

In a new book, the Wharton professor—and “globalization guy”—breaks down the key factors that will combine to radically transform the world over the next decade.

The Pennsylvania Gazette

When several lines are better than one

New research by Wharton’s Hummy Song suggests that knowledge-based industries should rethink how customer service manages queueing, and how operational design can change organizational culture and improve performance.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Russian-born Internet mogul Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students

Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to fund scholarships for Israeli students. “Yuri’s philanthropy has been as visionary as his distinguished business career. He is one of the founders of the acclaimed Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes pioneering achievements in the sciences,” said President Amy Gutmann.


CBS News

Trump alma mater says Biden plan would lead to more economic growth

A new analysis by the Wharton Budget Model found that Joseph Biden’s proposals on education, infrastructure, and health care would boost the U.S. economy and largely pay for themselves. "If you got the U.S. on this path, you would lower the debt and raise GDP," said Richard Prisinzano. "It is productive spending that Mr. Biden is proposing."


PRI/WGBH Innovation Hub

Powers of persuasion

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School was interviewed about the process of gradually changing the minds of others and about appeals to centrist voters by political candidates.


The Washington Post

Why human brains are bad at assessing the risks of pandemics

Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School said he sees parallels between his research on why people struggle to assess whether they’ll be affected by natural disasters and how people have dismissed the threat of the novel coronavirus.



U.S. airlines isolated in bid to scrap change fees forever

It’s likely that U.S. airlines will reinstate waived flight-change fees once demand returns, said John Zhang of the Wharton School. “This isn’t a forever kind of thing.”