Education, Business, & Law

Why the U.S. and China would both lose a new cold war

According to Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett, with each passing day, the U.S.-China standoff is looking less like a trade war and more like a “new cold war” between the world’s two most powerful countries.

Penn Today Staff

When business blows up policy: How to regulate disruptions

Wharton professor Sarah Light outlines the challenge of regulating traditional business disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb, two companies with platforms that have no precedent in the business sector for regulation.

Penn Today Staff

The business of voting

The chaos that befell the 2000 election sparked a revamping of the election technology industry. Wharton experts have drafted a report detailing the business side of modernizing voting technology.

Penn Today Staff

Digital currency ‘Initial Coin Offerings’ expose investors to risks

A research team led by Penn Law professor David Hoffman has conducted the first detailed analysis of Initial Coin Offerings of virtual currencies, revealing the estimated $25 billion dollar industry’s protections against self-dealing may leave investors exposed to risks they don’t anticipate from issuers.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

WHYY (Philadelphia)

3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

Tom Baker of the Law School discussed 3D printing manufacturers’ liability with regard to the creation of homemade guns.


Chronicle of Higher Education

How artificial intelligence is changing teaching

Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education and Valerie Ross of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the benefits and challenges of using AI in the classroom.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Is pharma getting greedier?

The Wharton School’s Mark Pauly wrote about increases in drug pricing, which he attributes to a combination of consumers’ willingness to pay more, an aging population, and effective marketing tactics.


Dig into the surprising success of Darden Restaurants

The Law School’s Jill Fisch commented on Darden’s sudden sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital, saying management had effectively spat in the faces of the activist shareholders.


The Wall Street Journal

Bankruptcy filings surge among older Americans

The Wharton School’s Olivia Mitchell commented on reports that bankruptcy rates are increasing among older people. The study’s sample was not representative, making it “impossible to determine whether the trends identified are statistically significant,” said Mitchell.