Education, Business, & Law

Regulating big tech

Wharton’s Eric K. Clemons discusses the pros and cons of boosting regulations on big technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, after years of being penalized in Europe for anticompetitive practices. 

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Making history at LDI: An interview with Rachel Werner

Rachel Werner is the first female and first physician-economist executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a professor of both medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and health care management at the Wharton School.

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How to fix a toxic workplace

Is the workplace really any more toxic than it once was? Despite improvements in equality and discrimination, greater awareness of calling out toxic environments is having an impact. So what are employees, and businesses, doing about it?

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Can we tax our way into healthier behavior?

Wharton’s Benjamin Lockwood’s research works to determine the optimal rate for so-called sin taxes, like Philadelphia’s tax on soda, and asks at what point does a tax lead to healthier choices?

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In the News


Vice

'Mindfulness' isn't the answer to our completely hellish workplaces

The Wharton School’s Lindsey Cameron comments on her work studying the impact of mediation on the workplace.

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The New York Times

For the N.B.A., a sticky situation in China will linger

Witold Henisz of the Wharton School comments on the need for sports companies to have a political strategy.

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The Washington Post

An economic crisis in your teens can alter your behavior for life, economists find

Arthur van Benthem of the Wharton School collaborated with economist Christopher Severen on an analysis of the impact of spikes in gas prices on Americans’ car-usage over time.

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Forbes

Restrictions on H-1B visas found to push jobs out of the U.S.

A study led by Britta Glennon of the Wharton School explores “how decreased access to visas for skilled workers could lead multinational firms to offshore more jobs.”

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Despite obstacles, black colleges are pipelines to the middle class, study finds. Here’s its list of the best

Robert A. Nathenson of the Graduate School of Education comments on his work studying the hurdles faced by historically black colleges and universities.

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