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Philly Deals: Aging Population, Oil Prices Will Make China More Expensive

May 3, 2012

Marshall Meyer of the Wharton School says, “Things are happening to drive up manufacturing costs in China.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Disabled Americans Shrink Size of U.S. Labor Force

May 3, 2012

Mark Duggan of the Wharton School is cited for a research paper about unemployment.

Article Source: Business Week

How Baby Names Can Help Marketers Predict the Next Big Thing

May 2, 2012

A Knowledge@Wharton article featuring comments from Jonah Berger and Eric Bradlow and research from Ph.D. student Yao Zhange of the Wharton School discusses what marketers can predict from baby names.

Article Source: Time
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Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Launches Development of Child-Survival Tool Kit for Donors

Each year, before reaching age age 5, almost 8 million children die from preventable causes. The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the School of Social Policy & Practice is doing something about it.

Start-ups Look to the Crowd

April 29, 2012

David Hsu of the Wharton School comments on Kickstarter.

Article Source: New York Times

Rebranding a University

April 29, 2012

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School is quoted: “It was important that we clarify and achieve consistency for the Wharton brand. It was a matter of finding a shared understanding of what the brand is all about.”

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Pitting Employees Against Each Other … for Health

May 1, 2012

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says, “There’s not a lot of peer-reviewed evidence that achieves sustained improvements in health behavior and health outcomes.”

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals Rush to Provide Costly Proton Beam Therapy

April 29, 2012

Stephen Hahn of the Perelman School of Medicine, Ralph Muller of the Health System and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman and the Wharton School comment on the increase of hospitals using proton therapy in cancer care.

Article Source: Philly.com

Why Our Thinking on the NFL Draft Is All Wrong

April 26, 2012

Cade Massey of the Wharton School discuses the NFL draft.

Article Source: Washinton Post

When Downsizing for Retirement Makes Dollars and Sense

April 24, 2012

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says, “The first thing people are doing is rethinking the definition of retirement.”

Article Source: CNBC