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New Quantitative Finance Major and Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professorship and Scholars Mark New Chapter in Quantitative Finance Research and Education at the Wharton School

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2020 — Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett is delighted to announce a new chapter in finance research and education at the Wharton School. The MBA program is launching a new quantitative finance major within the Finance Department. New courses will be offered, bolstered by the establishment of the…Read More Read More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Analyzes Trump Stimulus Proposal

Payroll tax holiday would cost more than $800 billion, leave out low-income households  PHILADELPHIA, March 12, 2020 — In response to the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Trump administration has called for a temporary payroll tax holiday that would eliminate all Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes. Penn…Read More Read More

Martine Haas Appointed Lauder Professor at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies

PHILADELPHIA, March 11, 2020 — Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett is delighted to announce the appointment of Martine Haas as the Lauder Professor at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies. The Lauder Professorship was established by brothers Leonard A. Lauder, W’54, and Ronald S. Lauder, W’65, when they founded the Lauder Institute in ...Read More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Analyzes the Biden and Sanders Social Security Plans

Both plans would mitigate program shortfalls but reduce economic output PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2020 — Despite its importance to American retirees, the Social Security program faces large future financial shortfalls as projected benefits dwarf projected revenues. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have both proposed Social Security reform packages that seek to narrow this ...Read More

Erika H. James named dean of Penn’s Wharton School

PHILADELPHIA, February 26, 2020 — Erika H. James has been named the next dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett. Erika H. James “Erika is an award-winning scholar and teacher and a strong,…Read More Read More

Wharton Launches Online Course on Artificial Intelligence for Business

Wharton Online’s newest program based on best-selling book “A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence” PHILADELPHIA, February 19, 2020 — Artificial intelligence (AI) is embedded in nearly every aspect of daily life, from entertainment (e.g. Netflix) to navigation (e.g. Waze) to dating (e.g. Match.com). To address the risks, opportunities and challenges of implementing artificial intelligence into business ...Read More

Weijie Su, Wharton Assistant Professor of Statistics, Named Among 2020 Sloan Research Fellows

NEW YORK, February 12, 2020 — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 126 extraordinary early career researchers as recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor scholars in the U.S. and Canada whose creativity, leadership, and independent research achievements make them some of the most ...Read More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Analyzes Senator Sanders’ Medicare for All

Plan boosts health and productivity, but long-run economic impact varies by as much as a quarter of all GDP, depending on how plan is financed PHILADELPHIA, January 30, 2020 — Health care ranks as one of the most important issues to voters in the Democratic primary. The Medicare for All Act of 2019 backed by Senator ...Read More

“Shark Tank” Star Daymond John, $30K in Prizes Featured at the Wharton School’s Baker Retailing Center “Ideathon 2020”

At a high-stakes case-competition, Penn students were challenged to pitch major retailer Ralph Lauren Corporation with bold new business ideas—literally overnight. PHILADELPHIA, January 28, 2020 — What if you had to come up with a brilliant idea to make a major American brand even more successful—and present that company with a fully-fleshed plan in under 24 hours? That’s ...Read More