Wharton School

Former Managing Director Lands Gig At Penn

September 21, 2010

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Susan Wachter of the Wharton School announce former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett’s appointment to the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 21, 2010

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
 

Holding Elected Officials Responsible for Unemployment

September 21, 2010

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School is cited for his research on the correlation between oil price and election results.

Article Source: New York Times

Are Consumers Ready to Trade in Plastic for Cell-Phone Credit Cards?

September 19, 2010

Shawndra Hill of the Wharton School comments on smart-phone credit cards.

Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

Boo! Pop-Up Stores Popping Up All Over

September 19, 2010

Stephen Hoch of the Wharton School discusses temporary, seasonal retail stores.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Are Consumers Ready to Trade in Plastic for Cell-Phone Credit Cards?

September 19, 2010

Shawndra Hill of the Wharton School comments on smart-phone credit cards.

Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

State Governments Confounding Objectives of Federal Stimulus: Economist

September 17, 2010

Robert Inman of the Wharton School comments on federal stimulus spending.

How the 30-Year Mortgage Came to Be

September 15, 2010

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School discusses the 30-year-mortgage plan’s history.

How Boomers Can Act Now to Repair Their Nest Egg

September 15, 2010

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says the recession is leading to retiree anxiety.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

For Blacks, Progress in Happiness

September 14, 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School discuss their research on people’s happiness in various demographic categories.

Article Source: New York Times