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Dr. Judd Kessler Awarded the 2021 Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize

PHILADELPHIA, August 3, 2021 — The Chairman, Directors, and Officers of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) take pleasure in announcing Dr. Judd Kessler, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as the 2021 recipient of the Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize. Named ...Read More

Wharton Surpasses Historic Milestone of 50% Women in MBA Class of 2023

Incoming MBA Class First-Ever in School History with Equal Gender Representation PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2021—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced that, for the first time in its 140-year history, women will comprise more than 50% of the incoming first year class of MBA students. At nearly…Read More Read More


Leading firms invest in Black Futures with formation of “AltFinance” Initiative to introduce more HBCU students to the influential alternative investment industry NEW YORK, June 15, 2021 – Apollo Global Management, Inc. (Apollo), Ares Management Corporation (Ares) and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) today announced a 10-year, $90 million, industry-first…Read More Read More

University of Pennsylvania Receives Largest Cryptocurrency Gift in the University’s History to Support Innovation in Finance at the Wharton School

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 20, 2021 – The University of Pennsylvania (“the University,” “Penn”) is delighted to announce a new anonymous gift of $5 million in the form of Bitcoin – the largest cryptocurrency gift the University has ever received. Facilitated by NYDIG, an industry leader in providing Bitcoin technology and…Read More Read More

The Wharton School, Moody’s and DiversityInc Release New DEI Study

Research reveals evidence-based management practices to improve workplace culture PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2021—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with support from Moody’s Corporation and DiversityInc, today published a new study, Improving Workplace Culture Through Evidence-Based Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices, examining the relationship between diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)…Read More Read More