Wharton School

Do long waiting times for voting put democracy on the line?

Gerard Cachon’s research looks at whether the length of voting time affects the effective exercise of democratic rights, and if the relationship between resource disparity and voting behavior depends on the racial composition of voters or party affiliation.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Wharton School announces new AI for Business initiative

Wharton School announces new AI for Business initiative. Led by AI expert and Wharton professor Kartik Hosanagar, AI for Business will enable students, faculty, and industry partners to explore the next phase of digital transformation.

Dee Patel

How to begin talking about race in the workplace

Wharton management professor Stephanie Creary explains her framework for middle managers in corporate environments who would like to initiate conversations about race in the workplace.

From Knowledge@Wharton

The business of sports without fans

Wharton professor Adi Wyner led a live, online panel discussion on the future of sports in a post-pandemic world, and how leagues are pivoting their plans and business models to move forward without fans in attendance.

Dee Patel

How the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting India’s households

The lockdown in India coincides with an already-existing period of economic distress. A new study finds that nearly a third of all households will not be able to survive beyond a week without state assistance.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Building capacity to combat COVID-19 in Africa

Building capacity to combat COVID-19 in Africa. Wharton School students, along with the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, are issuing a call for proposals for a new initiative designed to aid in the fight against the coronavirus.

Dee Patel



In the News


Bloomberg

Wharton’s Siegel sees inflation return, strong consumer spending in 2021

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School said 2020’s pandemic will lead to strong consumer spending in 2021. “This money in people’s accounts is going to be spent,” he said.

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Marketplace (NPR)

When immigrants come to the U.S., investments often follow

Zeke Hernandez of the Wharton School was interviewed about new restrictions on work visas and how those obstacles could negatively affect the U.S. economy. “Immigrants are a leading indicator of where capital will flow in the future,” he said.

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The New York Times

Mayor de Blasio, bring back summer jobs

Judd B. Kessler of the Wharton School co-authored an opinion piece in favor of New York City’s summer jobs programs, which Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled in April.

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Generocity

Former and current Penn students launch ‘I Lost My Job To Coronavirus’ website

Rising senior Rachel Brenner and May grad Sigal Spitzer launched an online job platform to help people find work during the pandemic. “I think like a lot of people right now, we felt really hopeless,” Brenner said. “This was a way to feel like there was a tangible impact we could make.”

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The Guardian

Food brands are phasing out racist mascots. Will sports teams follow?

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School said recent changes to racist brand imagery can be attributed to the pandemic and our current political climate. “In normal times, you don’t have the heightened consumer awareness that’s been triggered by COVID and George Floyd,” he said.

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