Education, Business, & Law

Is deflection a good business tactic?

Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer is the co-author of the first study to examine the costs and benefits of answering a question with a question.

From Knowledge@Wharton

In a California district, Latinx students with Latinx teachers attend more school

While the teaching workforce continues to be heavily dominated by white teachers, in particular white women, the academic and social-emotional benefits for students of color of having a teacher who is their same race have been widely documented. Less studied is the impact that having a same-race teacher has on attendance.

From Penn GSE

COVID-19, protests, and crime

During a summer internship with the Law School’s David Abrams, rising sophomores Caroline Li and David Feng looked at how the COVID-19 pandemic and last summer’s racial justice protests affected America’s crime rate. 

Kristen de Groot

Beating burnout at work

Author Paula Davis provides a new framework to prevent employee burnout in her book, “Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience," published by Wharton School Press.

Dee Patel



In the News


Marketplace (NPR)

Are people ready to step out in rented clothing again?

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School expressed optimism about the future of formal wear rental. Consumer surveys she’s conducted have found “that when people think about reconnecting with those that they haven’t seen for a long time, they want to have been transformed,” she said.

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HealthDay

How 1.3 million Americans became controlled by conservatorships

Jasmine Harris of the Law School spoke about the U.S. conservatorship system. "The best type of guardianship is the one that never happens," she said. "We have to reimagine the types of community supports that we have in place to provide the scaffolding that I was talking about, that makes guardianship unnecessary."

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Wired.com

Earth’s unicorn population is exploding

David Hsu of the Wharton School comments on how huge returns for investors have amplified the venture capital cycle.

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NBC News

$450 million for Philly mass transit is running out. Where will that money come from?

Gilles Duranton of the Wharton School comments on how politics has often hampered more widespread taxing of commuters who drive into crowded downtowns.

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The Washington Post

White House launches climate initiatives to arm communities against floods, extreme weather

Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton School weighed in on proposed updates to the National Flood Insurance Program’s flood plain management standards. “It is critical that our building standards consider future increases in risk instead of being backward looking,” she said.

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