Economics

Barcelona protests: An expert take

Barcelona erupted in chaos and violence in October after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced former leaders of Catalonia’s independence push to steep prison sentences. Three Penn experts talk to Penn Today about the ruling, the protests, and what it all means for the upcoming Spanish elections.

Kristen de Groot

Could increased immigration improve the US economy?

In an opinion piece from Alexander Arnon, senior analyst with the Penn Wharton Budget Model, he examines U.S. immigration policy and concludes that the largest positive impact on employment and GDP would come from increasing the net flow of immigrants.

Penn Today Staff

Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves

A new report from the Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center details the kinds of online privacy tradeoffs that disproportionately impact cell-mostly internet users—who are likely to be Black, Hispanic, and/or low-income.

Penn Today Staff



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Research Finds Giving People No-strings-attached Government Check Does Not Discourage Work

Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses her findings on universal basic income and its effects on the work force.

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Asian Countries Are ‘Rebalancing’ Their Relations Between China and the U.S.

Dean Geoffrey Garrett of the Wharton School commented on China’s economic future and its effects on the world. (Video)

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