Education, Business, & Law

How modern monarchies are evolving

With the birth of the latest royal baby, Wharton's Mauro Guillen discusses his research on monarchies, and how the economies of countries with modern monarchies compare to those without.

Penn Today Staff

Can algorithms diagnose disease better than doctors?

Proponents of artificial intelligence in medicine say the technology holds great potential in predicting drug interaction, infection risk factors—even in cancer diagnoses Penn’s Ravi Parikh and Amol Navathe discuss their research on the best way to leverage artificial intelligence in medicine.

World Bicycle Relief wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize

World Bicycle Relief has been named as the winner of the 2019 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. In addition to $50,000, the organization will receive executive training and support from the Wharton School.

Kate FitzGerald

To help women, find ways to provide equal opportunities

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and author of “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Can Change the World,” was on hand for a conversation with Wharton Professor Adam Grant on April 25.



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The Wall Street Journal

Younger workers feel lonely at the office

Sigal Barsade of the Wharton School shared her research on workplace loneliness, which can make employees less committed to their organizations. “This is not just the individual employee’s problem,” she said. “This is the whole company’s problem.”

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Marketplace (NPR)

Goldman Sachs pushes for more diverse boards of directors

Allison Elias of the Wharton School commented on Goldman Sachs’ efforts to diversify its board of directors, which could encourage other companies to do the same. “I think that this Goldman decision is symbolic of the strength of the business case and the belief people have in it,” she said.

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USA Today

Impeachment: Republicans are in the tank for Trump, but Democrats aren't impartial, either

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education weighed in on the potential effects of bias in the impeachment trial. “I must keep my mind open to new arguments and evidence, instead of closing myself off before we have heard them,” he wrote.

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The Hill

The US’s hidden export subsidy

Chris William Sanchirico of the Law School and Wharton School wrote an op-ed about comparatively low U.S. taxes on foreign profits of U.S. multinational enterprises, which he argues are effectively export subsidies.

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Los Angeles Times

Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication said new corporate disclosure forms for a grocery chain’s customer loyalty program are “scandalous.” “Why does a grocer need to know so much about its customers?” he asked.

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