Supreme Court decision a boon for truck drivers and, potentially, the gig economy
Three Penn experts discuss the ruling, which gives transportation workers the ability to sue their employers in class-action lawsuits, sidestepping forced arbitration.
Copyright expiration releases works to the world
Works from 1923 have entered the public domain after a 20-year extension on copyright protections. The Penn Libraries is digitizing unique works to share.
Wharton School receives $25 million gift from Nicolai Tangen and AKO Foundation
The gift, from the Wharton alumnus of the Class of '92, will establish a new Tangen Hall and an international student scholarship fund.
Testing the reproducibility of social science research
A team co-led by Gideon Nave of the Wharton School replicated 21 high-profile social science studies and found discrepancies with the original research. Researchers betting in prediction markets, however, were quite accurate at predicting which findings would replicate and which would not.
Why the Supreme Court bakery ruling raises more questions than it answers
Two Penn professors discuss the ruling that the state of Colorado was not unbiased in considering a baker’s claims of religious freedom as defense in a discrimination case, and its effect on future cases in regard to bias claims.
Promoting inclusion at Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo
Discussing strategies for increasing supplier diversity, the event drew 200 local LGBTQ, women, and minority-owned businesses, Penn buyers and community organizations to campus.
Leadership training for a new focus on healthcare
Doctors at the Perelman School of Medicine are focusing on what the future of healthcare will require of its leaders for a well-integrated healthcare system.
Worth a try: anti-bias education in the workplace
Workplaces that address racial bias with anti-bias training have mixed results, but are more inclined than ever to recognize its necessity.
The human story of coal’s downturn
A forthcoming report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will offer a range of strategies to directly impact the economic and mental health crisis in coal country.
Janet Yellen: What the Fed has learned since the financial crisis
Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reflected on regulators’ missteps in preventing the 2008 financial crisis during a recent interview with Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel.
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Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School discussed Amazon’s expansion into food and beverage delivery in Philadelphia.
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