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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), Christopher P. White (Science Writer, Naturalist, and Author of “The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery?”), Maurice Schweitzer (Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania), and Peter Cappelli (Professor of Management; Director of the Center for Human Resources; Author, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, July 12, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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

Hosted By

Peter Cappelli, Evan Starr, and Matthew Johnson

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

Katie Zezima

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Kate Zezima

Maurice Schweitzer and Eric Van Epps

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

Christopher White

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Christopher P. White

Featured Guests

Kate Zezima

National Correspondent, The Washington Post


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


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


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


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 P. White

Science Writer, Naturalist, and Author of “The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery?”


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.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Last-Lobster-Maines-Greatest-Fishery-ebook/dp/B077F4QNFW
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Maurice Schweitzer

Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania


Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on emotions, ethical decision making, and the negotiation process. He has published in Management, Psychology, and Economics journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the American Economic Review.

Maurice teaches Negotiations and Advanced Negotiations in Wharton’s executive education, MBA, and undergraduate programs. He has won several teaching awards including Wharton’s Whitney Award for distinguished teaching and Wharton’s Hauck award for excellence in teaching. Maurice Schweitzer has won best paper awards at the Academy of Management and at the International Association for Conflict Management. He has served as the program chair for both the International Association for Conflict Management and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making conferences. He served as an associate editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. He is currently an associate editor at Management Science.

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Peter Cappelli

Professor of Management; Director of the Center for Human Resources; Author, The Wharton School


Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore. He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-’90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University. Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education. He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential thinkers in management and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources. He serves on Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum and a number of advisory boards.

Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. These publications include The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships, Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management (with colleagues), which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness. His 2010 book Managing the Older Worker (with Bill Novelli) dispels myths about older workers and describes how employers can best engage them. Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs (2012) identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in Time Magazine (online) and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and most major business publications. Related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the Harvard Business Review.

Peter Cappelli is also the host of “In the Workplace” on SiriusXM 132.
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