Education, Business, & Law

How gender and racial biases are hurting economics

Following a survey released this month by the American Economic Association that reveals a disturbingly high level of gender bias in the field, Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell discusses the effects of gender and racial biases in the field of economics.

Penn Today Staff

In Ethiopia, new perspectives on the challenges of development

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel and Assistant Professor Heather Schofield led a group of Wharton students on a four-day trip to Ethiopia, for a close-up look at the African nation’s health, agricultural, business, and political sectors.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Nostalgia is not enough: Why consumers abandon legacy brands

Legacy brands like Sears, Payless ShoeSource, and Toys “R” Us are shuttering their doors as customers abandon longstanding consumer mainstays. Despite customers having emotional connections to certain stores, “It is more like these brands are breaking up with the customers,” says Santiago Gallino of the Wharton School.

Penn Today Staff

Who made that decision: You or an algorithm?

Wharton’s Kartik Hosanagar’s new book, “A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control,” examines how algorithms influence our decisions.

Penn Today Staff

U.S. debt: Is it the calm before the storm?

The U.S. national debt has crossed $22 trillion. Wharton’s Kent Smetters and Joao Gomes discuss the nation’s long-term debt burden and what might be done about it.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


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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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 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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