Education, Business, & Law

How undisclosed SEC investigations lead to insider trading

Should companies go public sooner about the fact that the SEC is investigating them? Daniel Taylor, a professor of accounting at Wharton, investigated this question in a research paper titled, “Undisclosed SEC Investigations,” which considers whether insiders gain an unfair advantage in being able to sell shares before the information hits the market.

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The New York Times

Health advocate or big brother? Companies weigh requiring vaccines

Eric Feldman of the Law School weighed in on the possibility of lawsuits aimed at fighting vaccine requirements in the workplace. “It would seem to me that employers are going to find themselves in a fairly strong position legally—but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to get sued,” he said.


The Washington Post

As Aaron Rodgers saga shows, keeping a franchise QB happy is almost as important as finding one

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School spoke about managing talent in business and beyond. “There’s an art to giving people the perception of influence without giving them control,” he said. “Some of that is when you take their advice, let them know you took their advice. Which is a simple thing, but it matters.”


The Washington Post

Drug companies dig in for global patent fight amid flow of billions in vaccine revenue

Polk Wagner of the Law School spoke about the possibility of competition between foreign and domestic medical manufacturers enabled by waived COVID-19 patents. “My view is that it is extremely unlikely in the current set of circumstances that it will have a lot of impact on these vaccine companies. For one thing, they are already being paid enormous sums by most of the wealthy countries, anyway,” he said.



Don’t buy into Facebook’s ad-tracking pressure on iOS 14.5

Ron Berman of the Wharton School spoke about how a new Apple feature that allows users to block apps from tracking their online activities might affect Facebook’s revenues. “There are some types of ads, mostly retargeting, that will be harder to display, since now Facebook wouldn’t know who visited an app, put an item in the shopping cart, etc.,” he said.



A return to the office is a great chance to make a fresh start

Excerpts from “How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” by Katy Milkman of the Wharton School address how workers and bosses can adopt better habits upon returning to the office.