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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Big Think

The psychology of persuasion, as told by an Ivy League professor

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School shares three strategies for getting peers and target audiences to say “yes.”



Philanthropy is changing as individual donations decline

According to a Penn study, individual donations fell about 4.5 % during the pandemic, but the average amount of each gift surged more than 200%.



‘A lot quieter’ Black Friday brings out discount hunters

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says that consumers are more value conscious and are spending more conservatively.


The New York Times

Everybody knows Flo from Progressive. Who is Stephanie Courtney?

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School says that familiarity with advertising content can overpower distaste, since complaining about something trivial can be a very comforting experience.


The Washington Post

Where in America are we actually building new housing?

An analysis by Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School evaluated how much zoning and related restrictions added to the cost of a typical quarter-acre lot from 2013 to 2018, by metro region.