Wharton School

We Still Live in the Real World

July 9, 2010

David Bell of the Wharton School debates online consumerism.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

June Discounts Help Retail Sales, May Hit July

July 9, 2010

Stephen Hoch of the Wharton School says there’s “no evidence that somehow the consumer is going to step up to the plate and spend us out of the economic doldrums."

Article Source: Reuters

Can Honest Tea Take Coke’s Money and Keep Its Own Culture?

July 7, 2010

John Kimberly of the Wharton School offers his expert opinion on the identity crisis start-ups face when bought out.

Article Source: New York Times

Fix Social Security by Hiking Retirement Age

July 2, 2010

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School debates a proposed change to the Social Security retirement age.

Article Source: CBS Marketwatch

Let's Make a Deal: The Art of Haggling

July 1, 2010

David Bell of the Wharton School discusses consumer price negotiation.

Article Source: The Seattle Times

Calpers and Risk: Together Forever?

June 30, 2010

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School discusses pension funds.

Article Source: CNN

The Economy's Lasting Impact on Your Retirement

June 28, 2010

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says, "Just as it matters what the economy is doing when you first enter the job market, it also matters what the economy is doing when you retire."

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

If Hayward Beats a Retreat, It's Unclear Who Could Lead BP

June 27, 2010

Michael Useem of the Wharton School discusses leadership changes for British Petroleum.

Article Source: Washington Post

Building Business, The India Way

June 24, 2010

Michael Useem authors an op-ed discussing “The India Way,” a book he and Wharton professors Peter Cappelli, Harbir Singh and Jitendra Singh co-authored.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Inconspicuous Consumption: Insiders vs. Outsiders

June 21, 2010

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says name-brand items convey a certain social status.

Article Source: ScienceDaily