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

Associated Press

Too rosy? Experts question Warren’s wealth tax figures

Natasha Sarin of the Law School spoke about Elizabeth Warren’s proposed model for an increased wealth tax. “It’s a failed international model that we’ve decided we’re going to bring to the U.S. without explaining why our version of it is going to be so much better, both from an efficiency perspective but also a revenue-raising standpoint,” said Sarin.


Christian Science Monitor

Brotherhood, debt, and the black college rising

A study by Janelle Williams of the Graduate School of Education suggests that the current political climate under the Trump administration has drawn more black American students to HBCUs in recent years.


The Washington Post

The Finance 202: Trump is bullying Powell to lower interest rates. It might have the reverse effect

Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School said Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell may run into trouble if President Trump’s attempts to demote him were to go before the Supreme Court, but that such a scenario would likely cause either the Fed or Trump to back down for political reasons.


The Atlantic

America’s job listings have gone off the deep end

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School said modern job listings use language that perpetuates the idea that only obsessively devoted employees are of value, potentially scaring off well-suited applicants.



Meet the NFL player teaching a money class to college students

Wharton alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, who lectured in the School of Arts and Sciences as part of a class on personal finance co-taught with Brian Peterson this spring, is featured. “My goal for this is to make this accessible to everyone,” he said.