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

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  • GameStop Fallout: Why Regulation Could Hurt Index Investing March 2, 2021
    Regulators looking to prevent stock price manipulation must not harm the price discovery process that indexers depend on, says Wharton’s David Musto in an interview with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM.
  • What’s Mine Is Ours: How Consumption Is Changing March 2, 2021
    Firms benefit when consumers feel they “own” a product. But in the sharing economy, goods and services are becoming more experiential and impermanent. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Deborah Small explains this shift and offers marketing strategies to help preserve that feeling of “mine.”
  • How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19 March 2, 2021
    A new machine-learning approach to COVID-19 testing that was developed by Wharton’s Hamsa Bastani and other experts has produced encouraging results in Greece by identifying more asymptomatic, infected travelers than what conventional random testing would have achieved.
  • Taming Anxiety: Techniques That Work March 1, 2021
    In this Nano Tool for Leaders® from Wharton Executive Education, Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer offers two powerful ways to control anxiety and its negative effects.
  • How Biases Influence CEOs Throughout Their Careers February 23, 2021
    CEOs often have a tailwind of strong performance and are expected to be more rational and objective than others. However, they are equally vulnerable to biases, according to new research co-authored by Wharton’s Marius Guenzel.
  • Why Early 401(k) Withdrawals Are a Bad Idea February 23, 2021
    Policymakers are exploring every option to get money in the hands of people to help them cope during the pandemic. But premature, penalty-free withdrawals from retirement accounts could prove too costly down the road, says Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell.
  • Leading Through Hard Times: Lessons From 9/11 February 23, 2021
    The devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Center nearly 20 years ago left behind painful memories and powerful lessons about how leaders must learn and adapt, write Gregory P. Shea and his co-authors in this opinion piece.