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Knowledge @Wharton: July 12, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Kate Zezima (National Correspondent • The Washington Post), Evan Starr (Assistant Professor • University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business), Matthew Johnson (Assistant Adjunct Professor • Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University), Eric Van Epps (Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), and Christopher White (Managing Director of the Center for Positive Organizations; co-author with Gerald Davis of the book, “Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs” • the University of Michigan) on the Thursday, July 12, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: July 12, 2018 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Evan Starr, Matthew Johnson, Peter Cappelli

Knowledge @Wharton: July 12, 2018 10:30

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Kate Zezima

Knowledge @Wharton: July 12, 2018 11:00

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Eric Van Epps, Maurice Schweitzer

Knowledge @Wharton: July 12, 2018 11:30

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Christopher White

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Kate Zezima

National Correspondent • The Washington Post

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Katie Zezima is a national correspondent covering drugs, guns, gambling and vice in America. She covered the 2016 election and the Obama White House for The Washington Post. Before coming to Washington, Katie was a national correspondent for the New York Times in Boston and the Associated Press in Newark. She was a 2011-2012 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied drug abuse.

Twitter – @katiezez

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Evan Starr

Assistant Professor • University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

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Dr. Evan Starr is an Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business in the Management and Organization Department. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Starr’s research lies at the intersection of labor economics, personnel economics, employment and antitrust law, and entrepreneurship. Some of Dr. Starr’s recent research examines the use and varied impacts of noncompete agreements, which are contracts that restrict the post-employment mobility of employees, on workers and firms.

Twitter – @evanpstarr
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Matthew Johnson

Assistant Adjunct Professor • Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

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Matthew Johnson is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. His research seeks to understand how different regulations, policies, and shifts in the labor market shape working conditions in the U.S, He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, and his B.A. in Economics and History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Twitter – @mslater_johnson
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Eric Van Epps

Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Eric VanEpps, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Eric is also part of the Health Policy & Health Economics Transformative Excellence Program, collaborating in an interdisciplinary faculty cluster to conduct research in health care, population health, and policy. Prior to joining the Eccles School of Business, Eric was a postdoctoral research fellow at CHIBE. Eric earned his Ph.D. in behavioral decision research at Carnegie Mellon University.

Eric’s research provides a better understanding of how information is communicated to consumers, and reveals how the context and phrasing of this information provision are essential components to behavior change. Rather than simply providing consumers with more information, his research hopes to make more efficient use of the information channels already at our disposal to facilitate better information use and improved consumer decisions.
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Christopher White

Managing Director of the Center for Positive Organizations; co-author with Gerald Davis of the book, “Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs” • the University of Michigan

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Christopher White is a science writer and naturalist. Early in his career, Chris was a staff biologist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, specializing in maritime issues. He also served as Executive Director of the Mare Nostrum Foundation, a Belgium-based ocean policy organization. Since then, he has written The Melting World and three books on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as articles about science and natural history for National Geographic and other magazines. He has a degree in biology from Princeton University. As a filmmaker, Chris served as a producer in development for an eight-part television documentary on man’s relationship with the sea, The Blue Revolution, which won a CINE Golden Eagle. The series was broadcast on Discovery Channel and many networks around the world, including NHK-Japan, ABC-Australia, and TF1-France. His diving expeditions have taken him to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). An avid mountaineer, he has climbed Mr. Rainier, Grand Teton, Glacier Peak, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn, among other summits.

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