Education, Business, & Law

Why livestream commerce is on the rise

Wharton’s Tom Robertson explains livestream commerce, one of the hottest trends in digital sales. There are great benefits to using the medium, but only if retailers can get it right.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Bail reform and public safety

A Quattrone Center study has found that misdemeanor bail reforms in Harris County, Texas have had a positive impact on public safety.

From Penn Law

Who is falling for fake news?

New research from Wharton’s Ken Moon and Senthil Veeraraghavan recommends a data-driven solution for social media platforms to deal with fake news.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Penn GSE makes math meaningful for West Philly kids

The Responsive Math Teaching project, currently funded by the National Science, has kids in West Philly schools engaging in the work, rather than passively completing it, through summer “math festivals.”

From Penn GSE

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.

From Knowledge at Wharton



In the News


The New York Times

White House student loan forgiveness could cost about $400 billion

The Penn Wharton Budget estimates that all three components of President Biden’s forgiveness plan will cost about $600 billion over 10 years.

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ABC News

Biden’s student loan forgiveness will cost $400B, new estimate says, as White House pushes back

The Congressional Budget Office’s new $400 billion estimate for President Biden’s forgiveness plan is noted as slightly less than the Wharton School’s $605B assessment.

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Business Insider

Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel says Jerome Powell is making one of the biggest policy mistakes in the Fed’s 110-year history, and it could lead to a major recession

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School worries that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes to curb inflation may provoke a steep recession, especially since inflation is starting to come down significantly.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia names new board chair in continued leadership transition

President Liz Magill is announced as a new member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

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Bloomberg Business Week

Crash course in crisis leadership

Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School discusses the lessons and context of her new book, “The Prepared Leader,” on an episode of the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Podcast.

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