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Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists To Hold Flagship October 2024 Program in Philadelphia, All-Expense-Paid Fellowships Available

Applications now open, deadline to apply is August 26 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists flagship program, held on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus. There are several funding opportunities available for journalists, including an all-expenses-paid fellowship for U.S.-based journalists offered by the National Press Foundation ...Read More

Wharton Professor Jules van Binsbergen Appointed Director of the Lauder Institute

PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2024—University of Pennsylvania Provost John L. Jackson, Jr. has announced the appointment of Jules van Binsbergen, the Nippon Life Professor in Finance in the Wharton School, as the Lauder Professor and Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, beginning July 1, 2024. “Jules van Binsbergen ...Read More

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

Wharton in the News

Gen Zers are willing to buy fixer-upper homes. Some already regret the decision, new report finds
CNBC | July 11, 2024
Prof. Susan Wachter discusses how Gen Z buyers are approaching the real estate market.

Home Insurance Rates in America Are Wildly Distorted. Here’s Why.
New York Times | July 11, 2024
Prof. Ben Keys’ research reveals that climate change is causing home insurance rates to rise, but not necessarily in the areas prone to the greatest risk.

Should you quit your job? Take our quiz.
The Washington Post | July 8, 2024
Prof. Matthew Bidwell provides insight on how to know when it’s time to quit your job.

A majority of CFOs admit they don’t fully understand AI
Fortune | July 8, 2024
Prof. Amy Wang Huber’s research suggests that broker-dealers’ market power over cash lenders generates substantial profit for dealers and affects downstream asset prices.

Fed bank oversight powers grow more uncertain in wake of court action
Reuters | July 2, 2024
Prof. Christina Parajon Skinner says that each of the Fed’s emergency lending actions is distinctive.

Which college degrees are best? How AI is throwing a wrench in the debate.
USA Today | July 1, 2024
Prof. Manav Raj believes it’s too early to tell how AI will impact major selection by students, though he expects it to usher in a “sea change.”

The role artificial intelligence and technology play in marketing and advertising
NBC | June 27, 2024
Prof. Americus Reed spoke on a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival about how AI is transforming advertising.

Cisco, ServiceRocket, and Checkr CFOs on how AI is changing the way they do their jobs
Fortune | June 21, 2024
Vice Dean Vit Henisz’s new book, “How to Manage Geopolitical Risk in The New Era of Globalization,” is discussed.

America’s Top Export May Be Anxiety
The Atlantic | June 19, 2024
Prof. Jules van Binsbergen discusses the history of negativity in American news articles.

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.

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