Wharton School

Does diversity training work?

Wharton’s Edward Chang and Katherine Milkman discuss their new research on the effectiveness of diversity training.

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Why central banks are taking on climate change

Climate change poses a significant financial risk to the global economy, and central bankers are concerned. One reason is that serious effects from climate change now look much closer to the horizon than recently thought, says Wharton’s Eric Orts, and central banks are responsible for financial stability.

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Is Amazon too big?

Wharton’s Barbara Kahn discusses the second-largest retailer’s runaway growth and its place as one of the largest tech companies, and considers whether it has morphed into a monopoly.

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In the News


Voice of America

What baby names say about America?

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School spoke about the factors that contributes to baby name selection. “Names say more about the parents than the kids,” he said. “How unique parents want to be, where in the country they were when the child was born, and what influences around them shape their lives.”

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WBUR Boston

What Puerto Rico’s monkeys post-Maria teach us about survival

PIK Professor Michael Platt joined a conversation about surviving trauma and Puerto Rico’s “monkey island.”

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The Wall Street Journal

Even Harvard is now teaching personal finance

Wharton alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland was mentioned for his Urban Financial Literacy class, taught alongside Brian Peterson of the School of Arts and Sciences.

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The Wall Street Journal

Factory workers become coders as companies automate

The Wharton School’s Morris Cohen said Europe is ahead of the U.S. when it comes to digitizing factories. BMW, for example, trains its employees to keep up with changing manufacturing processes, “teaching them that this is to their benefit, that this is not a way of replacing you, but making you more productive.”

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Bloomberg

Uber blame game focuses on Morgan Stanley after shares drop

The Wharton School’s David Erickson commented on a drop in Uber’s stock prices, saying the company looks “kind of like what happened after Facebook. The balloon got deflated on the first day.”

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