Lessons from the Silicon Valley Bank collapse

Wharton finance professor Itamar Drechsler discusses what led to the collapse of SVB and the questions it raises for banks, depositors, and regulators going forward.

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The economic tradeoff: Career or family?

Research by Wharton’s Corinne Low examines the economic compromises women face in balancing career and family timing, and the need for more gender-equitable policies.

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Setting students up for success

Microeconomics professor Anne Duchene teaches 900 first-years every fall and spring, helping fresh-out-of-high school students lay the groundwork for tackling the challenges of college coursework.

Kristen de Groot

Why presidential influence over monetary policy should be checked

Wharton’s Christina Parajon Skinner says that over time, Congress has granted significant power to the president to influence monetary policy, which could erode the Federal Reserve’s autonomy and weaken the fight against inflation.

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A halt in rate hikes will concern markets more than a 25 bps hike, says Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel

On “Closing Bell,” Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School discusses the consequence of yield-curve inversion, the silver lining from Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, and a potential shift in tone from the Fed about rate policy.


The New York Times

No, ‘wokeness’ did not cause Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

Itay Goldstein of the Wharton School says that Silicon Valley Bank’s loans to environmental and community projects were not an important factor behind its collapse.



Why so many experts consider annuities a win for retirees

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says that people are generally uncertain of the value of annuities and reluctant to spend a large sum of money on the chance that they’ll have a longer lifespan.


Montana hospital merger could bring more services, higher costs

Atul Gupta of the Wharton School says that long-distance hospital mergers often lead to price increases.



What Biden might try next if his student loan forgiveness plan is struck down

Junlei Chen of the Penn Wharton Budget Model says that the proposed lowered payments to income-driven repayment plans represent the best option for future student debt relief, though they will cost billions of dollars.


Las Vegas Sun

The qualified case for college

According to research by Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences, two-thirds of the “college premium” reflect skills learned or enhanced in college.