Education, Business, & Law

How fracking could cushion oil price shocks

A Wharton research paper makes the business case for fracking as a viable mitigating factor to soften the impact of oil and gas price shocks fueled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, from disruption of gas flows to oil companies caught amidst sanctions.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Six takeaways from two years of online learning

As two full years of this explosion in virtual learning approaches, Penn GSE associate professor and director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics Ryan Baker shares some thoughts on best practices, and which practices should be avoided.

From Penn GSE

In the News

The New York Times

The rich are not who we think they are. And happiness is not what we think it is, either

Matthew Killingsworth of the Wharton School has debunked a popular myth that there is no effect of money on happiness beyond $75,000 per year, but he did confirm a law of diminishing returns to money.


You’ll soon be able to look up Supreme Court justices’ Wall Street investments

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School says a new law can be seen as a test case to see if Congress can in fact, regulate jurists’ behavior after they become Supreme Court justices.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Can states go bankrupt? Here’s how Puerto Rico did, with a Penn Law prof’s guidance

David S. Skeel of the Law School headed the effort to restructure Puerto Rico’s debt, taxes, and spending after elected leaders couldn’t agree on a working plan.


Bloomberg News

Appeals court ‘chips away’ high court’s pliant obviousness take

The Law School’s Polk Wagner argues that district courts need some framework and guidance for certain patent cases.


The Wall Street Journal

Elon Musk’s belated disclosure of Twitter stake triggers regulators’ probes

Daniel Taylor of the Wharton School discusses the prospect of a regulatory lawsuit against Elon Musk.