Wharton School

Prince of the Quakers

The senior defensive lineman discusses his playing days as a Quaker, becoming a smarter football player, his favorite memories, and his ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.

Greg Johnson



In the News


The Economist

How housing became the world’s biggest asset class

Research by Harvard’s Edward Glaeser and Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School about the history of U.S. housing was cited.

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Associated Press

Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a market

Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School spoke about the types of people who would use furniture-rental services. “They’re moving a lot. They’re changing jobs a lot,” he said. “Why would you want to be saddled with furniture?”

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The New York Times

The secret of their success: It’s not about the money

Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School said the quality of execution contributes significantly to an entrepreneurial venture’s success. “That factor should be pretty consistent for a given entrepreneur over his or her career,” he said. “This would be one explanation for why some entrepreneurs—those with great skills—are consistently successful.”

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BBC

Brand Meghan and Harry

In the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to distance themselves from the British royal family, Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School spoke about the economic impact of monarchies around the world.

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Reuters

Amazon.com staff warned over criticizing company’s climate policy

Brian Berkey of the Wharton School said that even if other companies have communications policies preventing employees from publicly criticizing their employers, that doesn’t make Amazon’s such policy right. “Speaking out about what one thinks the company should be doing doesn’t seem like the sort of thing companies should retaliate against by threatening to fire people or implementing policies that have that potential effect,” he said.

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