Wharton Faculty Op-Eds

The Surprising Culprit Behind Declining US Antitrust Enforcement
ProMarket | February 5, 2024
Prof. Herbert Hovenkamp argues that small businesses and trade associations have historically had more influence over antitrust policy.

The Secret to Accomplishing Big Goals Lies in Breaking Them into Flexible, Bite-Size Chunks
Scientific American | January 29, 2024
Profs. Marissa Sharif, Katy Milkman, and Angela Duckworth say subgoals can make all the difference when ambitious targets seem too daunting.

Does Negative Advertising Pay Off for Consumer Brands?
The Wall Street Journal | January 25, 2024
Prof. Pinar Yildirim co-authors this piece examining the impact of negative advertising on consumer products.

How long does it take to form a habit?
CNN | December 30, 2023
Prof. Angela Duckworth and Katy Milkman discuss tips for making good on New Year’s resolutions through the lens of their recent research on habit forming behavior.

Who Gets Promoted to the C-Suite – and How That Has Changed Over the Decades
Wall Street Journal | December 14, 2023
Prof. Peter Cappelli details new research on the shifting landscape of c-suite executives, who are older, more broadly experienced, and increasingly female.

The SEC Has the Power to Save Itself From Constitutional Doubts
Bloomberg | December 11, 2023
Prof. David Zaring co-authors this piece on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s growing legal woes.

Letter: ESG’s role in never-ending quest for alpha is central
Financial Times | November 9, 2023
Vice Dean Vit Henisz weighs in on the current state of the ESG investing movement.

What Most American Schools Do Wrong
The New York Times | October 22, 2023
Prof. Adam Grant provides his perspective on why there’s a huge gap between our highest- and lowest-performing students.

In California and Europe, a new dawn for corporate climate disclosure
The Hill | October 5, 2023
Prof. Eric Orts co-authored this op-ed on the evolving world of corporate climate disclosure, particularly as ESG reporting faces increased backlash.

The Weaponization of Biden’s Age
TIME | September 27, 2023
Vice Dean Mauro Guillen discusses ageism through the lens of the Biden Administration, advocating for a post-generational society.