Education, Business, & Law

Cary Coglianese on the challenges facing the Paris Agreement

Cary Coglianese of the Law School discusses this year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, where leaders are gathering to decide how best to tackle the climate crisis. He argues that the current strategy of the Paris agreement is inherently flawed.

From Penn Law

Basketball player Kayla Padilla is ready for brand ambassadorship

The Wharton junior is one of the first student athletes to take advantage of the new NCAA name, image, and likeness policy, partnering with her long time training program Home Court Edge Basketball on a logo that reflects her Filipino heritage.

From Wharton Stories

Why decarbonizing energy systems should be prioritized

New research refutes conventional wisdom among policymakers that economic growth is the inevitable casualty of reducing greenhouse gas emissions; economic growth can, in fact, be achieved along with emissions reductions.

From Knowledge at Wharton

David Zaring breaks down the Pandora Papers

Following the leak of the Pandora Papers, detailing both legal and illegal financial transactions, there is bipartisan support of more oversight regarding secret trusts, but establishing international regulation continues to be difficult.

Kristina García



In the News


Neuroscience

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.

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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.

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Time.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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