What’s behind the continually bare shelves at grocery stores in some U.S. cities? Wharton experts explain how the crisis has caused supply chain disruptions.
Wharton’s Lawton R. Burns and Ingrid Nembhard have co-authored a five-point strategy guide for health care leaders during these uncertain times.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of employees to work from home. Wharton’s Nancy Rothbard offers suggestions for how workers and employers can adjust to the new reality.
Fifty years ago, the first Earth Day was inspired by a scientist. The pandemic teaches us to seek refuge in science again, writes Wharton's Eric W. Orts.
Explore all options before tapping your retirement account -- even in the midst of an economic downturn like the one we are facing, Wharton experts advise.
Much like flattening the curve on COVID-19, the world must act now to lessen the cumulative effects of climate change, says Wharton’s Howard Kunreuther.
As banks process relief loans, regulatory latitude and bad debts could prove to be their undoing, warns Wharton’s David Zaring.
Wharton’s Benjamin Lockwood offers insight about how the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package could change the economy when the United States emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
Economic recovery in the U.S. will be slow and require continued relief beyond the current measures, according to experts at Wharton.
The Federal Reserve has shown agility and speed in its attempts to protect the U.S. economy in the wake of the pandemic, but it would do well to steer clear of a policy-making role, say experts.
From diversified sourcing to inventory buffers, Wharton experts weigh various risk-mitigation strategies businesses could employ to prevent disruptions like those we have seen during the coronavi...
New research co-authored by Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell shows that taxing 401(k) contributions instead of taxing payouts -- similar to the way Roth IRAs work -- could backfire.
As the double whammy of the coronavirus crisis and an oil price war roils global markets, what should investors do? Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and Moody’s Mark Zandi offer their insights.
Wharton's Sigal Barsade explains how to stop emotional contagion, which often spreads during major events such as the coronavirus outbreak.
New research from Wharton’s Judd Kessler and Harvard’s Christine Exley finds a striking gender gap in self-promotion, with women consistently underplaying their accomplishments at work.
New research co-authored by Wharton’s Gideon Nave challenges a decade-old theory about a potential cause for autism by showing that administering testosterone doesn’t affect cognitive empathy...
The plan would improve health and longevity in the U.S., but its impact on GDP would depend on how it’s financed, according to a new analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Model.
The annual ranking of the world’s best countries offers keen insight into global branding. Wharton’s David Reibstein discusses which nations came out on top – and which are the ones to watc...
Pay down debt, defer big expenses, invest prudently and consider cutting the cable cord, Wharton experts advise.
Are guaranteed payments to every citizen a solution to the widening wealth gap or a detriment to the long-term health of the economy? A pilot program in Stockton, California, is aiming to find so...
Low interest rates and rising demand from millennials should bolster the market in the year ahead, even while housing supply continues to run short, say experts.
Superstition-driven investment behavior is often responsible for the high volatility in stock prices, according to new Wharton research.
The Fed and other central bankers need to revisit quantitative easing strategies to achieve a broad-based impact and incentivize business investments, according to new Wharton research.
Reduced central bank liquidity injections, higher asset prices and increased volatility are some of the risks investors face in the year ahead, according to Allianz’s Mohamed El-Erian and Whart...
U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax the ultra-rich could raise much less revenue than projected while also depressing GDP and wages, according to a Penn Wharton Budget Mo...
Free shipping is great for shoppers, but it’s becoming an increasingly significant cost for online sellers. Wharton’s Barbara Kahn and Ron Berman discuss the free-shipping conundrum faced by ...
Uber’s latest skirmish with London regulators, which cost the company its license to operate in one of its most lucrative markets, is the result of a flawed culture, Wharton experts say.
A new publication from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers a framework for strengthening democracy in an effort to reverse some troubling trends.
Trump’s “Tax Cuts 2.0” would swell the federal debt, but the U.S. economy would see both short- and long-term gains, according to an analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model.
Standardized health plans and a centralized clearinghouse would substantially ease the path for Medicare for All, says Obamacare advisor and Penn professor Zeke Emanuel.
The recent firing of McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook over a workplace romance highlights a growing intolerance for inappropriate behavior that used to be overlooked.
Author Tony Saldanha offers five steps for businesses that want to transition to digital but don’t know how.
U.S. home prices are falling as the market absorbs the 2017 Tax Act changes. Meanwhile, other factors are hampering the housing market and point to a potential recession ahead, experts say.
A new book from journalist Binyamin Appelbaum shows how economists evolved from overlooked number-crunchers to powerful influencers who reshaped American policy.
New research examines the influence of the World Bank’s ease of doing business indicator, which affects policy through bureaucratic, international and domestic political channels.
With its new suburban Atlanta health clinic, Walmart is making a risky move into the provision of primary care services. Two experts discuss whether the strategy will benefit the company and its ...
Subsidies and global supply chains are integral to making aircraft. But consumers will eventually pay in the fallout between Airbus and Boeing, experts say.
Three big mistakes led to Forever 21’s bankruptcy filing and could imperil the fast-fashion chain’s future, experts say.
Workers have been conditioned to check their feelings at the door, but love makes for better business all around, says the author of a new book.
GE’s move trims employee benefits and could depress morale as the company consolidates -- and struggles to find a sustainable new business model, note Wharton experts.
Journalist and author Rebecca Fannin dives into what is behind China’s surging dominance in technology, from social media to 5G.
Relaxing some laws, changing the kinds of treatments for which payers reimburse and lifting the stigma around opioid addiction would go a long way in addressing the epidemic, experts say.
Spider-Man will be staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- for now. What will the Sony-Disney deal mean for the two companies and Spider-Man fans?
A new California law that allows for monetary compensation for student-athletes could spur a wave of changes to the status quo, though experts expect the NCAA to be slow to adapt.
Farooq Kathwari shares his remarkable life’s journey, which has taken him from the politically divided region of Kashmir to Wall Street to the C-suite at Ethan Allen.
In a new book, New York Times reporter Mike Isaac chronicles the meteoric rise of Uber and the ultimate downfall of its hard-charging founder, Travis Kalanick.
Zvi Eckstein, dean of the Tiomkin School of Economics at IDC Herzliya and a visiting professor at Wharton, shares his insights on what lies ahead for the Israeli economy.
Jeff Kavanaugh, head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute, explains why manufacturers are moving toward a more service-style strategy to build a longer relationship with consumers.
Can kindness, love and a strong sense of community actually make you healthier and happier? Research says yes, according to author Kelli Harding.
The spiraling cost of health care is pushing more working families with employer-sponsored insurance to cover their kids through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according t...