Education, Business, & Law

Why Tesla wants to have the EV plug standard

John Paul MacDuffie, a professor of management at the Wharton School whose research examines vehicle and mobility innovations, explains the ongoing push by Tesla to establish its electric vehicle plug as an industry standard.

Brandon Baker

Meta’s Threads takes on Twitter

Meta’s new social platform, Threads, is off to an impressive start, but can it continue its initial success against Twitter? Wharton’s Pinar Yildirim weighs in.

From Knowledge at Wharton

A legacy of leadership

Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn’s Graduate School of Education through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion.

From Penn GSE

The history-making Law dean’s eight dynamic years

During his tenure, Penn Carey Law School Dean Ted Ruger closed the largest gift ever to a law school, revitalized the faculty and the curriculum, and handled the pandemic masterfully.

From Penn Carey Law

The risky business of homeowners insurance

State Farm, the largest insurer in California, has stopped writing new home insurance policies there, citing “rapidly growing catastrophe exposure.” In a Q&A, Wharton’s Benjamin Keys discusses climate change and its risk to the real estate market.

Kristina García

How banks could protect themselves from runs

The 2023 banking crisis brought into sharp focus the downsides of rising interest rates and uninsured deposits. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Itamar Drechsler offers banks a way to manage those risks.

From Knowledge at Wharton

In the News


‘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 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.


WVPB (Charleston, West Virginia)

Us & Them: Diminished trust in science

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education says that skepticism about science is almost built into the DNA of the U.S., in part because of its form of government.


Philadelphia Inquirer

A law meant to bust blight puts Black and Asian American property owners at risk, report warns

A new analysis by the Advocacy for Racial and Civil Justice Clinic at Penn Carey Law concludes that Philadelphia property conservatorships have come at the expense of vulnerable property owners, particularly Black and Asian American owners. Cara McClellan says that such petitions are filed in communities already at risk for gentrification.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Conrad Benner talks public art, Americans’ economic worries, endangered food

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School discusses holiday spending and consumer confidence.