Business

Rise of the Renting Class

July 28, 2010

Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School says "the government shouldn't blindly encourage homeownership.”

Article Source: Fortune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 26, 2010

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.


Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Retirement Income Gap Poses Another Challenge for Women

July 21, 2010

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School and the Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research says divorce rates are fueling a change in gender-based economics.

Article Source: Huffington Post

With Sale of Assets, BP Bets on More Deep Wells

July 20, 2010

John Kimberly of the Wharton School says the Gulf oil spill will affect British Petroleum’s future brand.

Article Source: New York Times

Bill Gates' School Crusade

July 15, 2010

Howard Wainer of the Wharton School discusses small school philanthropy.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Head for the Hills? No Way, He Says

July 15, 2010

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School is featured discussing the stock market and his book “Stocks for the Long Run.”

Article Source: New York Times

Analysis: BP Investors Face Tough Road in Court Fights

July 16, 2010

Jill Fisch of the Law School says investors are facing an uphill court battle against British Petroleum.

Article Source: Reuters

Health Care's "Consumer Reports": Helping Doctors Find the Best Treatments for You

July 13, 2010

Craig Umscheid of the School of Medicine and the Penn Medicine's Center for Evidence-Based Practice authors an op-ed on the consumer’s role in doctors’ prescription choices.

Article Source: Huffington Post

When the Bride Takes a Bride, Businesses Respond

July 15, 2010

Katherine Sender of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the marketability of same-sex marriage and is cited for her book “Business, Not Politics: The Making of the Gay Market.”

Article Source: New York Times