Wharton School

Stereotypes Hurt Black-teen Programs

March 21, 2012

Deborah Small of the Wharton School is cited for research about negative associations attached to black students.

Article Source: The Root

Rainwater Toilets in Apartments Add Premium for U.S. Developers

March 21, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School says, “The green label is attractive to … high-end apartment renters who are increasingly looking to quality of life and to green investments as a statement.”

Article Source: Business Week

Audio: Is the Weather Helping the Economy?

March 18, 2012

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School discusses whether or not the warm weather is improving the economy.

Article Source: NPR

Beware Politicians Bearing Election-year Trade Deals

March 15, 2012

Ann Harrison of the Wharton School discusses the impact tariffs have on jobs.

Article Source: Business Week

Audio: Court Date: The Insurance Mandate on Trial

March 15, 2012

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School discusses the history of the evolution of the health insurance mandate idea.

Article Source: Newsworks

Challenge for Our (Ripe Old) Age

March 15, 2012

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School is quoted about advancing financial literacy.

Article Source: USA Today

Should You Read This Story? Why You’re Having Trouble Deciding

March 14, 2012

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring marketing research about “decision quicksand.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 15, 2012

Penn Prof on March Madness: Can Losing Lead to Winning?

PHILADELPHIA -- Is your March Madness bracket filled out yet?  

Imagine you’re watching a close game.  As the teams head to the locker room at half time, only two points separate the two competitors.  Which team do you think is more likely to win?  The team down by one or the team up by one?

If you’re like most people, you said up by one.  But you’d actually be better off going with the team that is losing.  Teams down by one are more likely to win.  And the reason tells us a lot about the effects of competition on motivation.

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Media Contact:Caroline D’Angelo | ccdangelo@gmail.com | March 13, 2012

Penn Environmental Studies Students Reporting Live from the World Water Forum in France

MARSEILLE -- Eleven University of Pennsylvania Master of Environmental Studies students are journalists at the 6th World Water Forum in this French city with the Oikos Student Reporter program this week.

Two Heads Are Not Better Than One

March 9, 2012

Julia Minson and Jennifer Mueller of the Wharton School are cited for their research, “The Cost of Collaboration: Why Joint Decision Making Exacerbates Rejection of Outside Information.”

Article Source: Huffington Post