Public Policy

PGA Tour-LIV Golf merger

In the wake of the controversial golf deal, Benjamin L. Schmitt of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Kleinman Center discusses “sportswashing,” malign influence campaigns, and steps global democracies can take to prevent it all.

Kristen de Groot

The risky business of homeowners insurance

State Farm, the largest insurer in California, has stopped writing new home insurance policies there, citing “rapidly growing catastrophe exposure.” In a Q&A, Wharton’s Benjamin Keys discusses climate change and its risk to the real estate market.

Kristina García

Beyond America’s racial fault line

Professor of practice Ben Jealous discussed race, politics, America’s long history of interracial collaboration, and his new book with Camille Z. Charles during a co-sponsored event at Kelly Writers House.

Kristina García

In the News


Antitrust deal cops to peek at worker abuses, stirring backlash

A 2021 paper co-written by Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice found that local industry wage increases are associated with decreases in the prevalence and severity of labor-rights violations caught by federal agencies.


The Wall Street Journal

Do higher deficits cause inflation? Not this year

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School says that rising deficits can pose economic problems but that the connection between inflation and fiscal factors has often been overstated or misunderstood.



Kathleen Hall Jamieson on civics education and bridging political divides

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses the importance of civics education as a tool to bridge political divides.


The Washington Post

‘Unluckiest generation’ falters in boomer-dominated market for homes

Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School says that high interest rates for mortgages are a burden on young people who don’t have the higher salaries of some older Americans.



Are U.S. seniors among the developed world’s poorest? It depends on your point of view

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School explains why it’s difficult to judge the extent to which American seniors are falling behind in achieving a secure retirement.



Judicial nomination process leads to a Supreme Court of nobodies

According to a recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, barely 40% of Americans believe that Supreme Court justices are more likely to set aside their personal and political beliefs to make rulings based on the Constitution, the law, and the facts.