Economics

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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India at 75, CASI at 30

The Center for the Advanced Study of India, the first institution in the U.S. dedicated to the study of contemporary India, is turning 30 this year, and celebrated with a symposium that also highlighted the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

Kristina García

Employee turnover costs more than you think

A new study from Wharton’s Ken Moon reveals the hidden cost of employee turnover by drawing a direct link between higher quit rates and product failure for a smartphone manufacturer.

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Can the Fed keep inflation under control without sacrificing jobs?

Kaleb Nygaard of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the Fed needs to prioritize its inflation fight but that a percentage point rise in unemployment might put more than one and a half million workers out of a job.

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MarketWatch

These are the top five ‘financial regrets’ of Americans over 50

A survey by Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School and colleagues evaluated the five major financial regrets of older Americans, which increase dramatically when people are encouraged to think about how long they’re likely to live.

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The New York Times

Have the anticapitalists reached Harvard Business School?

Witold Henisz of the Wharton School says that Wharton’s shift towards progressive courses like Kevin Werbach’s “Responsibility in Business” is a matter of economics, not ideology.

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CNBC

The Fed could pause its interest rate hikes right now, says Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School is featured on a segment of “Squawk Box” to discuss October’s producer price index data.

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CNN

Silicon Valley’s greatest minds misread pandemic demand. Now their employees are paying for it

Nikolai Roussanov of the Wharton School says that the realization that tech is not immune to economic fluctuation has contributed to the rapid decline of its sky-high valuations.

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Marketplace (NPR)

Social media has evolved as a crucial tool during election cycles—but it can also be misused

Pinar Yildirim of the Wharton School explains why the technology behind social media platforms can amplify misinformation and conspiracy theories.

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