Education, Business, & Law

Why more companies are standing up on social issues

From the war in Ukraine to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Florida, companies are increasingly speaking out on social issues. Wharton management professor Stephanie Creary explains why silence is no longer golden for firms.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Facing climate change with optimism

In the course titled Climate Change & the Energy Evolution, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law students learn how to use their legal skills to decarbonize the world’s economy.

From Penn Law

Can the U.S. avoid a recession?

Many economists are warning of a recession, while Wall Street bulls are saying those fears are overblown. Wharton experts weigh in on what’s ahead for the U.S. economy.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Supporting education in Ghana

The Graduate School of Education’s Sharon Wolf is leading a research project on reaching parents in remote and impoverished regions of Ghana with supportive text messages to share information on helping their children, especially girls, succeed in school.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


Neuroscience

Both nature and nurture contribute to signatures of socioeconomic status in the brain

Gideon Nave of the Wharton School and Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted on their work that found evidence that both genetics and environmental influences contribute to the impact of socioeconomic status in a complex interplay with effects that span a variety of brain regions.

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The New York Times

The rich are not who we think they are. And happiness is not what we think it is, either

Matthew Killingsworth of the Wharton School has debunked a popular myth that there is no effect of money on happiness beyond $75,000 per year, but he did confirm a law of diminishing returns to money.

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Time.com

You’ll soon be able to look up Supreme Court justices’ Wall Street investments

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School says a new law can be seen as a test case to see if Congress can in fact, regulate jurists’ behavior after they become Supreme Court justices.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Can states go bankrupt? Here’s how Puerto Rico did, with a Penn Law prof’s guidance

David S. Skeel of the Law School headed the effort to restructure Puerto Rico’s debt, taxes, and spending after elected leaders couldn’t agree on a working plan.

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Bloomberg News

Appeals court ‘chips away’ high court’s pliant obviousness take

The Law School’s Polk Wagner argues that district courts need some framework and guidance for certain patent cases.

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