Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Resisting the resource curse

Political science Ph.D. candidate Mikhail Strokan’s work looks at the idea that countries abundant in such natural resources as oil and natural gas wind up struggling economically despite the bounty—and examines why some of these countries fare better than others.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

SNAP recipients are denied hot food. These Penn grads found a hack with a new kind of corner store

Two recent graduates of the School of Arts & Sciences, Alex Imbot and Eli Moraru will be legally skirting federal rules that guide food stamps to offer healthy, hot food in a nonprofit corner store.


Yahoo! Finance

What Amazon’s up to $4B commitment to Anthropic could mean for AI space

Chris Callison-Burch of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on how investing in artificial intelligence is a strategic move.



The summer that reality caught up to climate fiction

Parrish Bergquist of the School of Arts & Sciences says that there is evidence that experiencing hot weather firsthand can have an effect on people’s concern about climate change.


The Hill

Biden makes case that climate, labor interests can go hand in hand as auto strike fuels attacks

Sanya Carley of the Weitzman School of Design and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy says that, in the case of the auto industry, many workers will have similar skills, but she also noted that some plants are being moved into southern states that have lower labor costs, cheaper electricity, and less union activity.


Los Angeles Times

Yes, there was global warming in prehistoric times. But nothing in millions of years compares with what we see today

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences writes that we can avoid a catastrophic trajectory for our global climate if we reduce carbon emissions substantially during the next decade.