Business

Virtual vet app wins Penn Wharton Startup Challenge

Penn Wharton Startup Challenge Competition winner My Virtual Veterinarian, a virtual veterinary portal for pet owners, makes it possible for pets to receive the care they need, when they need it.

Dee Patel

A conversation with Julia Ticona

In the latest episode of “Office Hours,” a Penn Today podcast, Assistant Professor of Communication Julia Ticona explains her research about the gig economy and chitchats about cooking, campus, and superpowers.

Brandon Baker



In the News


The Wall Street Journal

Coronavirus revives debate over drug pricing

Patricia Danzon of the Wharton school said that while the private market does incentivize pharmaceutical innovation, “the real question is whether everything that comes out is worth the price we end up paying for it.”

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Marketplace (NPR)

‘All the days are blurring together’: How to battle burnout and find a healthy work-life balance during the pandemic

Nancy Rothbard of the Wharton School offered recommendations for balancing life and work while working remotely, including creating a distinct space in the home for work, taking enough breaks, and scheduling a time to formally stop working each day.

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The Washington Post

Small businesses still afloat grapple with whether to accept stimulus funds

Richard Prisinzano of the Wharton School commented on the Small Business Administration’s approach to distributing emergency funds. “Given more time I think they would have targeted businesses more,” he said. “It’s not going swimmingly, but I don’t think our expectations should be much higher.”

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U.S. News & World Report

7 tips for getting hired after age 50

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School recommended that job applicants older than 50 assure younger managers that they’re comfortable with the power dynamic. “The big thing to keep in mind is that the person supervising you or making the hiring decision may well be younger than you are, and insecure about supervising someone with more experience,” he said. “So it is important to let them know you are OK with the role you're applying for, that you don't want their job and that you are expecting to take direction from them.”

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Los Angeles Times

Column: A ‘rocket ship’ of an economic recovery? Don’t count on it

Keith Niedermeier of the Wharton School said post-pandemic consumers will be focusing their purchases on home improvement for a while. “This will also be a new era of making your home your castle,” he said. “When people do start spending, there will be a whole new emphasis on making your home a comfortable, warm and entertaining space to be.”

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The New York Times

Your questions on the lockdown and U.S. small business, answered

Bob Chalfin of the Wharton School spoke about the mistakes small businesses can make during the pandemic. “Not being nimble, insensitive to change, and failing to realize that the crisis will abate. Think about both the short-term and long-term. Consider what you are doing so your customers will want to do business with you when this crisis is over,” he said.

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