Wharton School

Walk Away: Why More People Should Abandon Their Homes

November 20, 2009
Jeremy Tobacman of the Wharton School says sometimes foreclosure is preferable to continued debt.
Article Source: ABC News

Stop Blaming Grandma for Cruddy Christmas Presents

November 20, 2009
Joel Waldfogel of the Wharton School, cited for his book, "Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays,” authors an op-ed on holiday spending.
Article Source: Seattle Times
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 19, 2009

Inaugural Group of Penn Eco-Reps Seeks to Educate, Change Residents’ Eco-Behavior at Three College Houses

PHILADELPHIA –- A contingent of University of Pennsylvania students who live in three residence halls and one fraternity house has volunteered to become Eco-Reps, peer-to-peer educators in a program designed to spread awareness among students of sustainability and of Penn’s Climate Action Plan commitments.

Better Paydays Ahead

November 19, 2009
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says salaries are trending toward recovery.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Entering Cadbury Fray Would Put Ferrero Outside Its Comfort Zone

November 19, 2009
Raphael Amit of the Wharton School discusses Ferrero’s Cadbury takeover bid.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Gift Cards Are Useful; Give Me Cash

November 19, 2009
Joel Waldfogel of the Wharton School, cited for his book, "Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays,” says gift cards are a “a value-preserving choice.”
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Addicted to Mammograms

November 19, 2009
Robert Aronowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on breast-cancer screening and is cited for his book, “Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society.”
Article Source: New York Times

Health Care: GE Gets Radical

November 19, 2009
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School discusses the recessions’ impact on employee management.
Article Source: BusinessWeek

Private-Equity Funding Plunges 62% at Calpers Amid Fee Review

November 18, 2009
Pavel Savor of the Wharton School discusses the state of private-equity firms.
Article Source: Bloomberg News

Can the Law Keep Up with Technology?

November 17, 2009
Andrea Matwyshyn of the Wharton School says enforcement laws can’t keep up with cutting-edge technology.
Article Source: CNN