Penn Wharton Budget Model Projects 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations Per Day Would Add 2 Million Jobs, Increase Real GDP By 1 Percent

Doubling the pace of vaccination would prevent a total 2 million COVID-19 cases in 2021 PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2021–– The continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic presents the most significant drag on the economy in 2021. Therefore, the pace of economic recovery in 2021 hinges on the pace of vaccination. The Penn Wharton Budget ModelRead More

Venture Lab to Honor John Legend with Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship 2021 Alumni Achievement Award at March 3 Livestream Event

What: Venture Lab at the University of Pennsylvania will honor award-winning artist, founder of FREEAMERICA and undergraduate alumnus John Legend, C’99, HON’14, with the 2021 Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Achievement Award. During the virtual, live event, the Wharton School Dean Erika H. James will join Legend for a fireside chatRead More

The University of Pennsylvania’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative Unveils Effective Strategies to Boost Vaccination Rates

Text Messages with “Reserved for You” Messaging Boosted Flu Vaccine Rates Up to 11% PHILADELPHIA, February 18, 2020—The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) at the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit (PMNU), todayRead More

Bhaswar Bhattacharya, Wharton Assistant Professor of Statistics, Named Among 2021 Sloan Research Fellows

NEW YORK, February 16, 2021—The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation today announces the names of the 128 early career researchers who have been selected to receive a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor extraordinary U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments make themRead More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Projects the Economic Effects of President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan

Relief package will increase GDP in the short-term, but most direct payments will go toward household savings and produce limited stimulative effects PHILADELPHIA, February 3, 2021––On January 14, 2021, the Biden administration released a $1.9 trillion emergency rescue package to provide economic relief during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recession.Read More

Wharton Profs. Mohamed A. El-Erian, Zeke Emanuel and Natasha Sarin to Present at Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Virtual Program, February 24

Applications now open, deadline to apply is February 16 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the next virtual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The Winter 2021 program will feature Wharton and University of Pennsylvania professors Mohamed A. El-Erian, Ezekiel Emanuel and Natasha Sarin who willRead More

Talent Agent Phillip Sun, Former NFLer Kirk Morrison Join Wharton Dean Erika James on LinkedIn Live Panel “Race & The Selling of America,” Dec. 1

Panel, part of Beyond Business series, will address how brands can work with Black culture in a way that benefits both companies and the Black community at large What: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will host the next installment of its “Beyond Business” Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture SeriesRead More

The University of Pennsylvania’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative Partners with Walmart on Research Study to Identify Communications that Encourage Vaccinations

PHILADELPHIA, November 16, 2020—The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) at the Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania has partnered with Walmart to conduct the largest-ever communication research study aimed at increasing flu vaccinations during the Fall 2020 flu season. The results ofRead More

Penn Wharton Budget Model to Host Post-Election Press Briefing: What’s Ahead for the Economy?, Nov. 12

Experts explore short- and long-term economic outlook of president-elect Biden’s policy proposals What: The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) will host a private press briefing on the economic implications of the 2020 election results. PWBM experts Kent Smetters, Richard Prisinzano and John Ricco will present on the short-term outlook forRead More

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Collaborate on Impact Investing Data Collection

New joint effort will advance both research and practice in impact investing PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2020 – Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of theRead More

Jackie Reses and Matt Apfel Set Philanthropic Example with Landmark $5 Million Gift to Support Wharton Undergraduates and Name Space in Wharton’s New Academic Building

PHILADELPHIA, October 26, 2020 – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce a new $5 million dollar gift from Jacqueline Reses, W’92 and her husband Matthew Apfel, L’90. This significant commitment will support the completion of Wharton’s new academic building currently under construction. The giftRead More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Analyzes Trade-offs in Reopening Schools: K-12 Students Lose $12-15K in Future Earnings Each Month of School Closure

PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic has led many K-12 schools to close in order to reduce the spread of the virus. In order to present state and local policymakers with a more complete picture of public health and economic trade-offs, the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) at the WhartonRead More

Wharton School Dean Erika James to Launch New Lecture Series, “Beyond Business,” Oct. 21 with Panelists Including Venture Capitalist Josh Kopelman

Inaugural sessions will focus on racial injustice featuring acclaimed guest speakers Dean Erika James PHILADELPHIA, October 8, 2020 — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the debut of a new, three-part Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture Series led by Wharton Dean Erika James entitled “Beyond Business” that willRead More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Analyzes the Biden 2020 Campaign Platform: Budget and Economic Effects of $5.35 Trillion in New Spending and $3.375 Trillion in New Taxes

PHILADELPHIA, September 14, 2020—As Election Day 2020 draws closer, the Biden campaign has unveiled a substantial list of policy proposals. The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has analyzed the budgetary and economic effects of Biden’s tax and spending plans across sevenRead More

Application Open for Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program, Oct. 26-27

Deadline to Apply for Online Program is October 16 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key businessRead More