Wharton Stories

“For the last few years, and in particular since the global financial crisis, we have been on a painkiller. And that painkiller has been incredible liquidity support by central banks. They’ve kept the economy going, but they haven’t solved what’s holding back genuine inclusive economic growth.”

Is Another Financial Crash on the Horizon? Mohamed El-Erian Weighs In.

“When people give to charity, they should not be thinking necessarily about what they personally care about, but where their money can go the furthest.”

What Motivates People to Open Their Wallets?

Wharton Prof. Gad Allon discusses how new platforms like Uber affect the behavior of gig economy workers at the 2019 London Global Wharton Forum.

What Motivates Workers in the Gig Economy?

After an illness cut her promising soccer career short, Stephanie McCaffrey talks about starting over and finding herself again in the process.

Stephanie McCaffrey: Finding Herself Again After Soccer

“It’s hard to look at this and see how much market share Google has in Google Search and see how little transparency there is around it. It’s amazing to me that one company can have this much power.” — Kirsten Grind

The Unintended Consequences of Google Search Results

Corporate executives partnered with Wharton and Penn students to provide practical solutions to their most pressing marketing and analytics problems.

Students Offer Sweet Solutions to Data Problems at the Analytics Accelerator Challenge

At October’s SOCAP Conference in San Francisco, a panel discussed MBA demand for impact investing education and training programs like the MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training).

Learning by Doing Is the Future of Impact Investing Education

Prof. Mauro Guillen shared his findings on the effects different governments have on GDP per capita at the 2019 London Wharton Global Forum.

Does It Pay to Have a Monarchy? The Answer Might Surprise You

Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.

9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact

Wharton Prof. Lori Rosenkopf argues that we’re not benefitting from “shorter network paths” created by social media, and offers two solutions to activate them.

Social Networks Have Made the World Smaller — But Not Simpler