Education, Business, & Law

Could increased immigration improve the US economy?

In an opinion piece from Alexander Arnon, senior analyst with the Penn Wharton Budget Model, he examines U.S. immigration policy and concludes that the largest positive impact on employment and GDP would come from increasing the net flow of immigrants.

Penn Today Staff

Can artificial intelligence help answer HR’s toughest questions?

Wharton's Peter Cappelli and Prasanna Tambe discuss the challenges companies face when they outsource their Human Resources departments to AI, allowing algorithms to remedy imperfect human decision-making for hiring, firing, scheduling, and promoting.

Penn Today Staff

Prepare for a slowdown, not a recession

According to Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel, a recession is inevitable, but when? Historic indicators of a recession are present, but demographic shifts make predictions less reliable.

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Marketplace (NPR)

Goldman Sachs pushes for more diverse boards of directors

Allison Elias of the Wharton School commented on Goldman Sachs’ efforts to diversify its board of directors, which could encourage other companies to do the same. “I think that this Goldman decision is symbolic of the strength of the business case and the belief people have in it,” she said.

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USA Today

Impeachment: Republicans are in the tank for Trump, but Democrats aren't impartial, either

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education weighed in on the potential effects of bias in the impeachment trial. “I must keep my mind open to new arguments and evidence, instead of closing myself off before we have heard them,” he wrote.

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The Wall Street Journal

Younger workers feel lonely at the office

Sigal Barsade of the Wharton School shared her research on workplace loneliness, which can make employees less committed to their organizations. “This is not just the individual employee’s problem,” she said. “This is the whole company’s problem.”

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The Hill

The US’s hidden export subsidy

Chris William Sanchirico of the Law School and Wharton School wrote an op-ed about comparatively low U.S. taxes on foreign profits of U.S. multinational enterprises, which he argues are effectively export subsidies.

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Los Angeles Times

Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication said new corporate disclosure forms for a grocery chain’s customer loyalty program are “scandalous.” “Why does a grocer need to know so much about its customers?” he asked.

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