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Mary-Hunter “Mae” McDonnell Appointed Inaugural Faculty Recipient of Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Professorship

PHILADELPHIA, June 4, 2024 – It is with great pleasure that Penn Interim President J. Larry Jameson and Wharton Dean Erika James announce that Mary-Hunter (“Mae”) McDonnell has been named as the inaugural Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Associate Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Professorship ...Read More

The Wharton School Makes Strategic Investment in Artificial Intelligence Research and Teaching

School establishes Wharton AI & Analytics Initiative, announces first business school collaboration with OpenAI PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2024—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced a major investment to drastically scale its research and teaching capabilities in the areas of artificial intelligence and data science. Under the umbrella of the new Wharton AI & ...Read More

Wharton in the News

A supermarket trip may soon look different, thanks to electronic shelf labels
NPR | June 19, 2024
Prof. Santiago Gallino explains why digitized shelf labels can benefit retailers.

E.V. Maker Fisker Files for Bankruptcy as Cash Runs Short
The New York Times | June 18, 2024
Prof. John Paul MacDuffie discusses the managerial failures at Fisker.

Juggle, swim, make the bed! How these readers forged new habits.
The Washington Post | June 18, 2024
Prof. Katy Milkman says people perform better when they feel observed.

McDonald’s CFO and CMO on working together in one of the world’s most famous C-suites
Fortune | June 18, 2024
Prof. Cait Lamberton’s new book “Marketplace Dignity: The Hidden Driver of Customer Engagement,” is highlighted in Fortune’s CFO Daily newsletter.

Stores are more subdued in observing Pride Month. Some LGBTQ+ people see a silver lining in that
Associated Press | June 16, 2024
Prof. Barbara Kahn discusses why brands are pulling away from Pride Month promotions this year.

Trader Joe’s tiny coolers are selling like hot cakes. Why and how do products go viral?
CNN | June 15, 2024
Profs. Jonah Berger explains why things go viral online.

How elections test the Federal Reserve’s independence
CNBC | June 12, 2024
Prof. Christina Parajon Skinner speaks to how economic decisions are made at the Fed.

AI Tools Come With Risks. This Wharton Professor is Teaching ‘Accountable AI.’
The Philadelphia Inquirer | June 11, 2024
Prof. Kevin Werbach discusses the risks and limitations of AI, as well as his upcoming Executive Education course and new podcast in this Q&A.                                        

Now Prices Are Going … Down?
New York Magazine, The Cut | June 6, 2024
Prof. John Zhang explains retailers’ decision to slash consumer prices in response to sustained inflation.

Why does an entry-level job now require three years of experience?
MarketWatch | June 4, 2024
Prof. Peter Cappelli believes employers are missing an opportunity by not promoting from within.

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