Education, Business, & Law

How to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility

On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of detainees at the U.S. prison, Penn’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law releases 13 recommendations on how to shutter the facility.

From Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law

Kazakhstan unrest, explained

Philip M. Nichols of the Wharton School and the Russia and East European Studies program in the School of Arts & Sciences offers some background on the protests and violence and why what happens in Kazakhstan matters to the region and the world.

Kristen de Groot

How consumers and retailers can reduce returns

Wharton’s Gad Allon looks at how both retailers and consumers alike can improve the reverse supply chain and increase awareness of the toll that a massive rate of returns takes.

From Knowledge at Wharton

In the News


Both nature and nurture contribute to signatures of socioeconomic status in the brain

Gideon Nave of the Wharton School and Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted on their work that found evidence that both genetics and environmental influences contribute to the impact of socioeconomic status in a complex interplay with effects that span a variety of brain regions.


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.