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September 1, 2015 | Press Releases

Wharton School to Offer New “Business Analytics” Specialization on Coursera Online Learning Platform

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced it will offer a “Business Analytics” Specialization through Coursera: the first comprehensive set of courses to teach not just what Big Data is, but how data is used to make real business decisions.

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August 28, 2015 | Feature Stories | Poets & Quants

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Wharton MOOCs in accounting, corporate finance, and social entrepreneurship are noted as “essential business MOOCs in September.”

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August 19, 2015 | In the News | Huffington Post

Prof. Judd Kessler in the Huffington Post

Prof. of Business Economics and Public Policy Judd Kessler is featured for a new study on the impact that summer employment programs have on young people.

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August 19, 2015 | In the News | Fast Company

Prof. Katherine Milkman in Fast Company

Prof. of Operations, Information and Decisions Katherine Milkman is featured for her research on temptation bundling and the “fresh start effect.”

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August 19, 2015 | In the News | Wall Street Journal

Prof. Peter Conti-Brown in the Wall Street Journal

Prof. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics Peter Conti-Brown discusses the raise that Bank of America’s directors voted to give themselves.

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August 19, 2015 | In the News | People Magazine

Prof. Peter Fader in People Magazine

Prof. of Marketing Peter Fader shares his thoughts on a retailer “divorcing” a customer.

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August 17, 2015 | In the News | U.S. News & World Report

Prof. Lawton Burns in U.S. News & World Report

Prof. of Health Care Management Lawton Burns is noted for his research on the cost and quality of hospitals in 15 major health care markets.

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Want to Stop Retail Showrooming? Start Training Your Staff

It's obvious that customers will prefer to deal with sales associates who really know their products. But you'll be surprised how huge a difference it makes to the bottom line. ...

(Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:54:35 +0000)

Kiva’s Jessica Jackley: How Entrepreneurs Can Do a Lot with a Little

Kiva cofounder Jessica Jackley’s new book urges would-be entrepreneurs not to wait for the perfect conditions to build a start-up....

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Will Obama’s Push for Renewable Energy Get a Tailwind?

President Barack Obama’s new push for more wind and solar power could help drive clean energy innovation. But the game-changer would be a carbon tax, says a Penn expert....

(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:02:56 +0000)

‘Kosher’ Reverse Mortgages: Fixing a Dysfunctional Market

A high number of retirees have equity in a home that could generate income, but few tap its potential. Wharton’s Jack Guttentag offers suggestions on how the reverse mortgage market could be substantially improved. ...

(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:52:15 +0000)

Can China Defuse the Panic over Its Economy?

China’s all-out efforts to address fears over its growth prospects have raised fresh questions about the underlying factors affecting its economy....

(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:52:15 +0000)

Why Latin America Is Feeling the Brunt of China’s Slowdown

China’s yuan depreciation is the latest blow to Latin American commodity exporters. Is it a significant threat to the region’s future growth?...

(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:46:28 +0000)

Jeremy Siegel on Stocks: This Is a Correction, Not a Bear Market

In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, finance professor Jeremy Siegel says he thinks the Dow ultimately could drop 15% from recent highs before recovering to around 19,000 by the end of the year....


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