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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 14, 2015

Penn Rising Senior Mary Sun Takes On Life’s Challenges in Stride

Dealing with the difficulties of family illnesses and financial problems inspired Mary Sun to study medicine and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why Employee Ranking Can Backfire

July 11, 2015

Research about employee ranking from Iwan Barankay of the Wharton School is highlighted.

Article Source: New York Times

The Formula for Making a Good College Investment

July 9, 2015

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is interviewed about whether or not investing in college is worth the cost, through an economic lens.

Article Source: PBS NewsHour

Researchers Find Your Advertising Helps Sell Your Products – And Your Rivals’ Products Too

July 9, 2015

Michael Sinkinson and Amanda Starc of the Wharton School are cited for their paper entitled, “Ask Your Doctor? Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals.”

Article Source: Forbes.com

China’s Weakened Stock Market Has Ripple Effects

July 9, 2015

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School comments on the Chinese stock market.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Women Are Saving Money Thanks to Expanded Birth Control Coverage

July 8, 2015

Doctoral candidate Nora Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School is quoted about studying the money spent on birth control by American women.

Article Source: National Public Radio

From CCP to Oxford Scholar

July 8, 2015

Alum Larry Liu is featured as a transfer student from the Community College of Philadelphia. Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is also quoted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Why Primary Care Doctors Are Getting Paid More

July 8, 2015

Robert Town of the Wharton School discusses what insurers want consumers to know about their coverage and costs.

Article Source: “Marketplace”

What Uber Can Learn From Airbnb’s Global Expansion

July 7, 2015

Gerald Faulhaber of the Wharton School says, “Any government can shut you down, so you have to be willing to play the regulatory game.”

Article Source: New York Times

Finding Which Doctors Are in Obamacare Networks Is Difficult

July 7, 2015

Daniel Polsky of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Janet Weiner of Medicine are highlighted for studying how many doctors were in the health-insurance networks available to customers receiving health-care via the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer