Wharton School

What changes will the EU see in 2019?

Wharton finance professor Joao Gomes discusses Brexit, trade issues between the union and its partners, the migration crisis, the growth of populism across the region, and a shaky relationship with the Trump administration. 

Penn Today Staff

Making sense of the war on Huawei

In an opinion piece, Wharton dean Geoffrey Garrett weighs in on the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, and argues it is only the beginning of what is clearly becoming the U.S. government’s war on the Chinese tech firm.

Penn Today Staff

A Marshall Scholarship for Penn

A 2017 graduate of the Wharton School, Theodore Caputi has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study at any university in the United Kingdom.

Jill DiSanto , Amanda Mott



In the News


National Public Radio

An unlikely treatment offers hope for chronic pains sufferers but drug makers see little incentive

Patricia Danzon of the Wharton School commented on drug companies’ hesitance to produce new medications. “Bringing a new drug to market requires getting FDA approval and that requires doing clinical trials,” she said. “That’s a significant investment, and companies, unsurprisingly, are not willing to do that unless they can get a patent and be the sole supplier of that drug for at least some period of time.”

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Vox.com

16 big predictions about 2019, from Trump’s impeachment to the rise of AI

Wharton’s Philip Tetlock was cited for his research on “superforecasters,” people who appear to be systematically better at predicting world events. Common traits among those people include lots of practice and an openness to being wrong.

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Tampa Bay Times

As gun outrage grew, Monster Jam quietly stripped weapons from its monster trucks

The Wharton School’s Maurice Schweitzer offered commentary on Feld Entertainment’s decision to remove gun-related imagery from Monster Jam trucks. “The risk is, they may suffer a backlash from some of their customers who don’t like the idea that they’ve adopted a more politically correct stance, that some of their favorite characters have been defanged, or that it looks like censorship,” said Schweitzer.

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Forbes.com

5 amazing college incubators

The University of Pennsylvania was highlighted as a great place to launch a startup, thanks to incubator and other supportive programs.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Are bigger brains smarter? Barely, says study led by Penn scholar

A new study co-led by the Wharton School’s Gideon Nave and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Joseph Kable found that brain size has a slight, but ultimately insignificant, correlation to intelligence.

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