Education, Business, & Law

Well water, lead, and the link to juvenile delinquency

Research from Penn and other universities found that, compared to children with municipal water, those relying on private wells in the U.S. had a 21% higher risk of being reported for any delinquency and a 38% increased risk of being reported for serious delinquency after age 14.

Michele W. Berger

How economic sanctions are affecting Russia

Wharton’s Nikolai Roussanov speaks about the impact of Western sanctions on the Russian economy, as Russian citizens are seeing their purchasing power erode sharply because of the depreciation of the ruble.

From Knowledge at Wharton

How gig workers are managing risk during the pandemic

New research from Wharton management professor Lindsey Cameron reveals tactics that gig workers are using to mitigate health risks while managing their reputation with demanding customers during the pandemic.

From Knowledge at Wharton

In the News

COVID-19 shutdowns cost tribes millions. Should insurance cover the loss in Oklahoma?

Tom Baker of Penn Carey Law says that varying insurance laws have led state courts to differing opinions on the pandemic and discusses what that might mean for the Cherokee Nation’s argument.



The Rooted School network: Experiencing success in college and work in high school

An analysis from the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice shows that supplying $50 a week to 10 seniors yielded positive financial and mental results.


The New York Times

The long road to driverless trucks

Steve Viscelli of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the complexities and uncertainties of the emerging self-driving truck industry.



L’Oréal is planning to kill single-use plastic to solve Gen Z’s biggest issue

Recent research from the Wharton School finds that 62% of U.S. consumers prefer buying from sustainable brands.


U.S. News & World Report

The 2022 Best Countries Report ranks Switzerland as No. 1 in the world

The Wharton School has contributed to the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Countries ranking, placing Switzerland at No.1 for the fifth time.