Wharton School

Why Wal-Mart Hasn’t Conquered Brazil

May 8, 2014

Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School says, “However difficult the Brazil bureaucracy may be, other foreign retailers have figured it out.”

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Audio: Architect of Health Law Says Reform Is ‘Never Finished’

May 7, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses continual reform of the Affordable Care Act.

Is It Better to Remodel or Buy a Bigger Home?

May 7, 2014

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on the option of potential homeowners choosing to remodel homes rather than buying larger properties.

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Updating Internet Policy for the 21st Century

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

Christopher S. Yoo Professor of law, communication and computer & information science at the University of Pennsylvania and faculty affiliate with the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative


A leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate, Yoo presented testimony on the Comcast-Time merger before the U.S. Senate and frequently testifies before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. An expert on law and technology, Yoo directs Penn’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. His books include The Dynamic Internet: How Technology, Users and Businesses Are Transforming the Network.

His other publications include Updating Internet Policy for the 21st Century, Is There a Role for Common Carriage in an Internet-Based World?, Internet Policy Going Forward: Does One Size Still Fit All? and Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship.


“The changes that the Internet is undergoing could both benefit and harm consumers. Some level of regulatory oversight is required. I have long advocated creating a regulatory regime based on case-by-case adjudication. This regime should intervene only if real-world data shows harm to consumers and places the burden of proof on the party challenging the practice. Any other approach would make “no” the default response rather than “yes,” thereby depriving innovation of the breathing room it needs to experiment with new solutions to new problems.”

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2014

NROTC Welcomes New Student Leader During Pass-In-Review Ceremony at Penn

During its annual Pass-in-Review ceremony, 64 future Navy and Marine Corps officers saluted the new NROTC battalion commander, Matthew Weber, a rising junior at Wharton.

As part of a long-standing military tradition, 64 future officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps marched at The Palestra during the annual Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Pass-in-Review ceremon

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 6, 2014

Helping Families Living With Cancer Has Personal Meaning for Penn Student Guy Viner

When Guy Viner learned in 2011 that the University of Pennsylvania was starting a chapter of Camp Kesem, he quickly joined the group. Camp Kesem, with 54 chapters in 27 states, provides a free one-week overnight summer camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

Finally, Some Optimism About Obesity

May 4, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-writes an op-ed about obesity rates.

Article Source: New York Times

Our Irrational, Harmful Bias Against the Unemployed

May 2, 2014

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on bias against the unemployed.

Article Source: Washington Post

5 Powerful Tips for Getting More Stuff Done

May 2, 2014

Wharton’s Adam Grant is cited for his research trying to motivate employees at a university call center.

Article Source: Time

Pay-TV Field Could Shrink Again with AT&T Interest in DirecTV

May 2, 2014

Gerald Faulhaber of the Wharton School says, “Now cable is all about providing broadband Internet to homes and businesses.”

Article Source: Los Angeles Times