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

The Wharton School and M Booth to Host “The Business of Sports Without Fans” LinkedIn Live Event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Featuring Bobby Valentine, Jay Williams and Wharton Faculty

What: Adi Wyner, Professor of Statistics and Faculty Lead of the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, will lead a live panel discussion on the future of sports in a post-pandemic world and how leagues are pivoting their plans and business models to move forward without fans in attendance. HostedRead More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Estimates Effects of Coronavirus on Social Security: Pandemic Could Hasten Trust Fund Depletion by 4 Years

PHILADELPHIA, May 28, 2020 — The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will have long-term consequences for the federal budget, including the Social Security program’s finances. While the annual Social Security Trustees Report released April 22, 2020 did not account for the effects of the pandemic on Social Security’s finances, the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) has included these effects in its latest projections of Social Security’s financial outlook. PWBM finds that: UnderRead More

Leadership Gift to Accelerate Neuroscience at Wharton and Create Actionable Insights in Brain Science and Business

PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2020 — Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett is delighted to announce an anonymous $10 million gift to amplify opportunities and outcomes of the cutting edge Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (WiN). This commitment will propel faculty research and teaching, student learning, and corporate engagement through WiN. “WiN isn’t narrowly aboutRead More