Education, Business, & Law

How modern monarchies are evolving

With the birth of the latest royal baby, Wharton's Mauro Guillen discusses his research on monarchies, and how the economies of countries with modern monarchies compare to those without.

Penn Today Staff

Can algorithms diagnose disease better than doctors?

Proponents of artificial intelligence in medicine say the technology holds great potential in predicting drug interaction, infection risk factors—even in cancer diagnoses Penn’s Ravi Parikh and Amol Navathe discuss their research on the best way to leverage artificial intelligence in medicine.

World Bicycle Relief wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize

World Bicycle Relief has been named as the winner of the 2019 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. In addition to $50,000, the organization will receive executive training and support from the Wharton School.

Kate FitzGerald

To help women, find ways to provide equal opportunities

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and author of “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Can Change the World,” was on hand for a conversation with Wharton Professor Adam Grant on April 25.

Paid family leave: What’s the right model?

With companies exploring gender biases in the workplace, the issue of parental leave highlights gender inequality and brings all parents into the fold when analyzing family leave policies.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

The Washington Post

To reform the credit card industry, start with credit scores

Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design co-authored an opinion piece about the U.S. credit system. “To make affordable credit accessible to a broader group, let’s fix the flawed scoring system that allocates credit,” the authors wrote.


The Wall Street Journal

Factory workers become coders as companies automate

The Wharton School’s Morris Cohen said Europe is ahead of the U.S. when it comes to digitizing factories. BMW, for example, trains its employees to keep up with changing manufacturing processes, “teaching them that this is to their benefit, that this is not a way of replacing you, but making you more productive.”



Why the giants among this year’s Fortune 500 should intimidate you

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp said anticompetitive practices, which protect the largest firms by making it difficult for employees to change jobs, are on the rise. Simultaneously, he said, large tech companies are buying up potential competitors “before they can ever emerge as vibrant competitors themselves.”



Uber blame game focuses on Morgan Stanley after shares drop

The Wharton School’s David Erickson commented on a drop in Uber’s stock prices, saying the company looks “kind of like what happened after Facebook. The balloon got deflated on the first day.”



Facebook breakup call from co-founder easier said than done

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp said challengers of Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp would need evidence of consumer harm to justify invoking antitrust law.