Penn Wharton Budget Model Projects that The American Jobs Plan will raise $2.1 trillion by 2030 and decrease federal debt by 6.4% by 2050

The American Jobs Plan will decrease GDP by 0.8% by 2050 PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2021––On March 31, President Biden announced The American Jobs Plan–a $2.7 trillion plan to invest in American infrastructure. The plan includes spending provisions aimed at rebuilding various sectors of American infrastructure and financing provisions which wouldRead More

2021 Wharton People Analytics Conference to Feature Speakers Ray Dalio, Katie Ledecky, Oris Stuart, Kara Swisher, and Tina Tchen

Annual student-run event hosted by Professors Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, and Cade Massey brings together leaders from business, academe and the world’s premier organizations to inform the future of work PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2021 —The annual Wharton People Analytics Conference will take place virtually on April 15, bringing together hundredsRead More

2021 Lipman Family Prize Honorees Named

Winning Honoree will be announced April 23 PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2021 – EarthEnable, The Luminos Fund, and Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) have been named as honorees for the 2021 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from an applicant pool of more than 115 organizations, all three honoreesRead More

What Are the Barriers to Inclusive Leadership? Deloitte, the Wharton School Announce Initiative to Research Barriers, Develop Training and Curriculum to Effect Change

Research to compare experiences of Black and Latino/Hispanic American managers to those from racial majority groups, develop curriculum based on research learnings to advance inclusive leadership NEW YORK, March 10, 2021 — Today, Deloitte and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced a new research initiative with the goal ofRead More

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, 2021—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