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Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Alexandra Dean (Founding Partner; Contributor, Businessweek; Director/Screenwriter/Producer, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”, Reframed Picture), Tamim Bayoumi (Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; Author of “Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to Be Learned”, International Monetary Fund (IMF)), Lily Batchelder (Professor of Law and Public Policy; Affiliated Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, NYU School of Law), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), and Jennifer Blouin (Associate Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School) on the Friday, December 15, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Herbert Hovenkamp, Erik Gordon, Hemant Bhargava

Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017 10:30

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Alexandra Dean

Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017 11:00

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Tamim Bayoumi

Knowledge @Wharton: December 15, 2017 11:30

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Lily Batchelder, Jennifer Blouin

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Alexandra Dean

Founding Partner; Contributor, Businessweek; Director/Screenwriter/Producer, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”, Reframed Picture

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Alexandra Dean is an Emmy award-winning journalist and producer. She produced news- magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television, producing the series Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits. She also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine. Her most recent documentary is Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and due for release on American Masters in 2017.

Twitter – @BombshellDoc | @alexhaggiagdean

Movie – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6752848/
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Tamim Bayoumi

Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; Author of “Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to Be Learned”, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Tamim Bayoumi is a Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review department of the International Monetary Fund and wrote Unfinished Business on a sabbatical as a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. After graduating from Cambridge University and earning a PhD in economics from Stanford he joined the IMF, where he has had a varied career, including leading the IMF’s work on the US and Canada, its World Economic Outlook publication, and being a major part of its team on Japan. He has also published extensively in academic journals, including a seminal paper in the mid-1990s on whether Europe was prepared for a single currency that identified a clear core of countries around Germany that were well-suited for a single money and a periphery that included Greece, Italy, Spain, and Ireland that was less well suited.

Twitter – @Tam_Bayoumi

Book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unfinished-Business-Unexplored-Financial-Lessons/dp/0300225636
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Lily Batchelder

Professor of Law and Public Policy; Affiliated Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, NYU School of Law

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Lily Batchelder is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and an Affiliated Professor at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

From 2010 to 2015, Batchelder was on leave, working for President Obama’s administration and Congress. At the White House, she served as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President. There, she was responsible for tax and budget issues, including tax reform, retirement policy and low-income benefits. Prior to that, she served as Majority Chief Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where she led Chairman Baucus’s work on tax issues, including tax reform and the fiscal cliffs.

Batchelder’s principal areas of research and teaching include federal income taxes, wealth transfer taxes, and social insurance. Her scholarship centers on the efficient design of tax incentives, retirement and savings policy, business tax reform, wealth transfer taxes, optimal tax theory, and the effects of fiscal policy on economic insecurity, income disparities, and intergenerational mobility. Apart from her academic work, she regularly advises policymakers and nonprofits on fiscal policy matters. She was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Before joining NYU in 2005, Batchelder was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, director of community affairs for a New York state senator, and client advocate for a small social services organization in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn. Batchelder received an AB in Political Science with honors and distinction from Stanford University, an MPP in Microeconomics and Human Services from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a JD from Yale Law School.

Twitter – @lilybatch
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Herbert Hovenkamp

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School

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Herbert Hovenkamp has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 21st Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 2.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

A world-renowned scholar of antitrust law and policy, Hovenkamp will be the James G. Dinan University Professor, with joint faculty appointments in the Law School and in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School.

“Herb Hovenkamp is an exceptionally influential scholar of international renown who brings wide-ranging expertise at the intersection of law and business to Penn,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. “He is a prolific highly-cited author whose work informs key decisions in antitrust law and policy. His unique command of complex issues at the global interaction of law, business, patents and innovation will bolster Penn’s acknowledged leadership in these areas, presenting wonderful new opportunities to foster collaboration and integrate knowledge across disciplines. Professor Hovenkamp epitomizes the uniquely collaborative and multidisciplinary skill sets of our PIK professors, and we are thrilled he is joining Penn’s eminent faculty.”

Called “the dean of American antitrust law” by The New York Times in 2011, Hovenkamp received the John Sherman Award from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in 2008, awarded a few times a decade for “outstanding achievement in antitrust law, contributing to the protection of American consumers and to the preservation of economic liberty.” He is currently Ben and Dorothy Willie Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he has taught since 1986, and coauthor of the landmark 21-volume Antitrust Law, which has been cited more than 50 times by the Supreme Court and more than 1,000 times by federal courts.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hovenkamp has been a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies at Harvard Law School, Presidential Lecturer at the University of Iowa and the recipient of the University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award. Among more than a hundred articles and a dozen books, his Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937 (Harvard University Press, 1991) received the Littleton-Griswold Prize of the American Historical Association, and Science and Religion in America, 1800-1860 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978) received the Choice Award. He earned a J.D., Ph.D. in American Civilization and M.A. in American literature from the University of Texas following a B.A. from Calvin College and taught from 1980 to 1985 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

“Herb Hovenkamp will be a tremendous catalyst for our eminence in antitrust and patent law,” Price said. “He is not only a globally acclaimed scholar but also a renowned teacher and mentor. I am confident that his expertise will have a major impact on our students in law, in business and across the University.”

The Penn Integrates Knowledge program was launched by Gutmann in 2005 as a University-wide initiative to recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines and who are appointed in at least two schools at Penn.

The James G. Dinan University Professorship is the gift of James G. Dinan, a 1981 graduate of the Wharton School of the University. Dinan founded York Capital Management, a New York-based investment firm in September 1991 and is the chairman, the chief executive officer and a managing Partner of the firm. He is a University trustee and a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers.
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Erik Gordon

Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan

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Professor Gordon’s areas of interest are entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, the biomedical industry (pharmaceuticals, devices and biotechnology), venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and digital and mobile marketing. He also is a professor at the School of Law. He has served on the faculty and as Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Division of Business & Management (Carey Business School) at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught in the business and medical schools and at the University of Florida, where he also served as director of the Center for Technology & Science Commercialization Studies and as Director of MBA Programs. He has served as an adviser or co-founder to numerous companies. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets, and speaks before industry and governmental groups. His degrees are in economics and law.
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Hemant Bhargava

Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis

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Hemant Bhargava is the Jerome and Elsie Suran Professor in Technology Management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He joined UC Davis in July 2003, and served as Associate Dean from 2010 to 2013. He has previously been on the faculty at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and with visiting appointments at Carnegie Mellon University, Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) and the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). Dr. Bhargava received a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.S. (Honors) in Mathematics from Delhi University.

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Jennifer Blouin

Associate Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School

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Professor Jennifer Blouin’s research centers on the role of taxation in firm decision making.

Professor Blouin studies taxation in many contexts, including capital structure, asset pricing, payout policy and multinational firm behavior. Professor Blouin’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals including Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, National Tax Journal and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. She has received funding from the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research, the Global Initiatives Research Program and the International Tax Policy Forum. In addition, Professor Blouin is a 2009-2010 Golub Faculty Scholar.

Professor Blouin teaches taxation to undergraduate, MBA, and PhD students. She received her PhD in Accounting from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and her BS from Indiana University – Bloomington.
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