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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 Model…Read More Read 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 chat discussing entrepreneurship as a platform ...Read 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), today released findings from two of the ...Read 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 them stand out as the next ...Read 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 Read More

Sheth Foundation Medal 2021 Recipient George Day

ATLANTA, January 29, 2021—The 2021 Recipient of The Sheth Foundation Medal for Exceptional Contribution to Marketing Scholarship and Practice is Dr. George S. Day. Dr. Day is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Emeritus Professor, and Senior Fellow of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management (which he founded) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He ...Read More

Wharton School Launches 12-month Advanced Business Analytics Program

PHILADELPHIA, January 28, 2021—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched an Advanced Business Analytics Program to help mid-career and senior professionals gain hands-on experience with applications of various data analytics tools to drive business transformation. According to a recent SAP & Forrester consulting survey, more than 90% of companies say that tools such ...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 will present on issues impacting public policy ...Read 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 Series with a panel discussion on “Race ...Read 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 of the study will be well-timed ...Read More