Knowledge@wharton

Synopsis

Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes

  • What Contributes Most to Consumer Financial Distress?

    What Contributes Most to Consumer Financial Distress?

    10/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    New research coauthored by Wharton’s Benjamin Keys looks at the roles geographic location and individual characteristics play in the financial struggles of consumers.

  • When Will the Jobs Return?

    When Will the Jobs Return?

    07/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    Industries such as leisure and hospitality might bounce back sooner than others, but lower demand suggests more layoffs could be on the way, say experts at Wharton.

  • What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change

    What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change

    07/04/2020 Duration: 16min

    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.

  • Are U.S. Banks Strong Enough to Weather the Downturn?

    Are U.S. Banks Strong Enough to Weather the Downturn?

    06/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    As banks process relief loans, regulatory latitude and bad debts could prove to be their undoing, warns Wharton’s David Zaring.

  • How Will the Pandemic Affect Income Inequality?

    How Will the Pandemic Affect Income Inequality?

    02/04/2020 Duration: 19min

    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.

  • Will the $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Be Enough?

    Will the $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Be Enough?

    31/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    Economic recovery in the U.S. will be slow and require continued relief beyond the current measures, according to experts at Wharton.

  • Triage in a Pandemic: Can AI Help Ration Access to Care?

    Triage in a Pandemic: Can AI Help Ration Access to Care?

    27/03/2020 Duration: 08min

    As demand soars during the COVID-19 pandemic, shortages of ventilators and ICU beds are forcing doctors to make tough choices about who should get priority in access to care. Can artificial intelligence help guide the process? Gregory P. Shea, Krzysztof “Kris” Laudanski and Cassie A. Solomon discuss this complex question.

  • How Far Could the Fed Go in Responding to COVID-19?

    How Far Could the Fed Go in Responding to COVID-19?

    24/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    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.

  • Coronavirus and Supply Chain Disruption: What Firms Can Learn

    Coronavirus and Supply Chain Disruption: What Firms Can Learn

    17/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    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 coronavirus pandemic.

  • Why the ‘Rothification’ of 401(k)s Would Hurt Retirees

    Why the ‘Rothification’ of 401(k)s Would Hurt Retirees

    13/03/2020 Duration: 15min

    New research co-authored by Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell shows that taxing 401(k) contributions instead of taxing payouts -- similar to how Roth IRAs work -- could backfire.

  • Stock Shock: What Lies Ahead for Global Markets?

    Stock Shock: What Lies Ahead for Global Markets?

    10/03/2020 Duration: 16min

    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.

  • Coronavirus: How Emotional Contagion Exacts a Toll

    Coronavirus: How Emotional Contagion Exacts a Toll

    10/03/2020 Duration: 12min

    Wharton's Sigal Barsade explains how to stop emotional contagion, which often spreads during major events such as the coronavirus outbreak.

  • What Parents Can Learn about Leadership

    What Parents Can Learn about Leadership

    10/03/2020 Duration: 28min

    A new book co-authored by Wharton’s Stewart Friedman aims to empower parents with leadership best practices.

  • The Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Mystery: Why Brands Mix High with Low

    The Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Mystery: Why Brands Mix High with Low

    04/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    From designer street wear to lobster macaroni and cheese, mixing high-end products with low-end elements is a big trend in marketing. New research coauthored by Wharton’s Jonah Berger examines why that’s happening and what it means for brands.

  • Coronavirus Disaster: Why Firms Should Lead the Recovery

    Coronavirus Disaster: Why Firms Should Lead the Recovery

    03/03/2020 Duration: 26min

    Firms can play a critical role in the recovery from natural disasters by leveraging their core competencies, say Wharton’s Michael Useem and Tyler Wry and Luis Ballesteros of George Washington University.

  • How Undisclosed SEC Investigations Lead to Insider Trading

    How Undisclosed SEC Investigations Lead to Insider Trading

    02/03/2020 Duration: 31min

    Based on data on every formal SEC investigation between 2000 and 2017, research by Wharton’s Daniel Taylor and his co-authors shows that investors lose when companies keep information about investigations under wraps.

  • Changing Communities: How to Bring Fairness into Finance

    Changing Communities: How to Bring Fairness into Finance

    25/02/2020 Duration: 21min

    Georgetown University’s Beeck Center has developed a framework with metrics to enable equitable investments in distressed communities.

  • Will India’s Budget Help Turn Around Its Economy?

    Will India’s Budget Help Turn Around Its Economy?

    24/02/2020 Duration: 49min

    India’s economy is in dire straits -- but the latest Union Budget did little to address problems of slow growth and unemployment, according to experts.

  • Why Omni-channel Personalization Is the Future of Marketing

    Why Omni-channel Personalization Is the Future of Marketing

    18/02/2020 Duration: 36min

    Rajesh Jain, founder of Netcore Solutions, says companies must focus on finding and keeping their best customers.

  • Why Don’t Women Promote Themselves?

    Why Don’t Women Promote Themselves?

    17/02/2020 Duration: 09min

    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.

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