Bobby and Lauren Turner Deepen Their Commitment to the Wharton Social Impact Initiative

PHILADELPHIA, September 23, 2020 — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a $2.5 million commitment from undergraduate alumni Bobby Turner, W’84 and Lauren Golub Turner, W’85 to sustain and strengthen the MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training) program, a collaboration between the Wharton Social Impact Initiative and the ...Read More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Analyzes the Biden 2020 Campaign Platform: Budget and Economic Effects of $5.35 Trillion in New Spending and $3.375 Trillion in New Taxes

PHILADELPHIA, September 14, 2020—As Election Day 2020 draws closer, the Biden campaign has unveiled a substantial list of policy proposals. The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has analyzed the budgetary and economic effects of Biden’s tax and spending plans across seven…Read More Read More

Application Open for Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program, Oct. 26-27

Deadline to Apply for Online Program is October 16 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues through intensive lectures and ...Read More

Consumer Disappointment with Retailers Runs Deep

New Wharton Baker WisePlum Consumer Loyalty Study Reveals that Consumers are Less Forgiving, Needing More From Retailers During Global Pandemic PHILADELPHIA, August 3, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has made a substantial impact on retail and, as a result, brands are continuing to strategize on how best to engage with customers as many shift to online ...Read More

Two Previous Lipman Honorees Win the New Beacon Awards

PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2020—The Lipman Family Prize announced that Hope Enterprise Corporation and CareMessage are the two winners of the Beacon Awards. Each organization will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. Three additional organizations were named finalists for the Beacon Awards: READ Global, Soccer Without Borders, and iDE. “With this additional $500,000 in awards, we grew our ...Read More

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  • Three Steps for Creating a More Equitable Workplace September 22, 2020
    As part of the Leading Diversity at Work series, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary talks with Kwasi Mitchell of Deloitte Consulting about how executives, middle managers and employees can contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • COVID Crisis: Balancing Health Care and Economic Policy September 22, 2020
    The pandemic has disproportionately hurt weaker segments of society. Wharton’s Guy David discusses why that needs to be addressed.
  • How to Select Your Mutual Fund? Look for Clarity September 21, 2020
    S&P 500 index funds tend to obfuscate high fees with unnecessary complexity in their disclosures, according to new research co-authored by Wharton’s Christina Zhu.
  • Can Election Polls Be Trusted? September 18, 2020
    Predictive analytics are invaluable in business, but they have proven faulty in politics. Wharton’s Abraham (Adi) Wyner shares three reasons why election poll results don’t always match the outcome, especially in presidential races.
  • A Breakdown of the Biden Policy Platform: Five Key Takeaways September 15, 2020
    A Penn Wharton Budget Model analysis of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s policy platform finds that his proposals would increase spending over the next decade by $5.37 trillion, but in the long run would reduce the federal debt and boost GDP.
  • Employee Engagement: Making a Difference September 15, 2020
    In this Nano Tool for Leaders® from Wharton Executive Education, Wharton’s Adam Grant sheds light on a powerful way to increase motivation and productivity.
  • Preparing for What’s Ahead: The Case of Sonoma County Winegrowers September 14, 2020
    Winegrowers have learned to adapt to constant unpredictability, facing everything from flooding and wildfires to the fallout from COVID-19. In this opinion piece, Wharton’s George S. Day and Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers, explain how industry leaders have benefited from taking the long view.