Wharton Stories: Business & Policy

Arthur van Benthem, associate professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton, discusses key findings from his research on vehicle air pollution and emissions standards.

Research Spotlight: Prof. Arthur van Benthem on New Cars, Old Cars, and Air Pollution Today

Many states have vaccinated enough of their populations to begin lifting many Covid-19 measures in a move toward pre-pandemic normalcy. Now, a year and a half after the start of the pandemic, Wharton public policy students sought to answer the question: what have we learned?

When It Comes to Public Policy, What Have We Learned from Managing Covid-19?

Analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Model

A Breakdown of the Biden Policy Platform: 5 Key Takeaways

“It’s not a short-term thing. This ripple effect of the economic and health crisis that we’re in right now will last for some time.”

Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Reflects on the ‘Ripple Effects’ of COVID-19

“We are living in an era in which corporations are sometimes more powerful than the politicians that we elect. What we’re trying to say to folks now is, ‘Flex that power in the interest of your Black employees.’”

How Corporations and Local Government Can Join the Fight Against Racial Injustice

Wharton experts weigh in on the global economy, online teaching, remote work, and flattening the curve of COVID-19 impact.

Faculty Insights: How to Lead and Work Through a Pandemic

“The evidence is increasingly strong that integrating a mindset around environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) [criteria] leads to better investment returns.”

Can BlackRock’s Strategy Shift Make a Difference on Climate Change? Wharton’s Katherine Klein Weighs In

“There’s this incredible disconnect right now. Unemployment is at 3.6 percent — that’s beyond full employment. Why is everybody so unhappy, or at least, anxious?”

Dean Garrett Breaks Down Trade War Politics, the Rise of Populism, and What Keeps Him Optimistic

Amber Mace, WG’20, is using knowledge and tools from Wharton in her role as executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology.

This Student Is Strengthening Science Policy in California Through Wharton’s EMBA Program

Alexandru (Alex) Zanca, W’21, was originally a biochemistry major at Penn. Now, he’s concentrating in statistics at Wharton and pursuing his passion for promoting equity.

Why This Statistics Undergrad Spent Winter Break Volunteering in Washington, D.C.