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Knowledge @Wharton: July 18, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Gady Epstein (Media Editor; Former Beijing bureau chief, The Economist), 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), Keach Hagey (Media Reporter, Wall Street Journal), and Olivia Mitchell (Professor, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, July 18, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Dr. Olivia Mitchell

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Olivia Mitchell

Keach Hagey

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Keach Hagey

Herbert Hovenkamp

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Herbert Hovenkamp

Gady Epstein

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Gady Epstein

Featured Guests

Gady Epstein

Media Editor; Former Beijing bureau chief, The Economist


Gady Epstein is The Economist‘s media editor. He has written extensively about how technology is changing TV, film, music and other media, including a special report on mass entertainment. Previously he served as Beijing bureau chief and China correspondent, writing about Chinese politics and society, including a special report on China’s authoritarian model for the internet. Prior to joining the Economist in 2011, he was Beijing bureau chief for Forbes for four years, and before that was an international projects reporter for the Baltimore Sun, where he won a Gerald Loeb Award for a series he co-authored on globalisation and the crab industry. He also appeared in the HBO show “The Wire” for approximately two seconds. He studied English language and literature at Harvard.

Twitter- @gadyepstein
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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


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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Keach Hagey

Media Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Olivia Mitchell

Professor, The Wharton School


Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor at the Wharton School, as well as Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Concurrently Dr. Mitchell serves as a Research Associate at the NBER; Independent Director on the Wells Fargo Advantage Fund Trusts Board; Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan; and Executive Board Member of the Michigan Retirement Research Center. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the SKBI Institute of the Singapore Management University. Dr. Mitchell’s main interests are public and private pensions, insurance and risk management, financial literacy, and social insurance. She was awarded the Fidelity Pyramid Prize for research improving lifelong financial well-being; the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession; and the Roger F. Murray First Prize from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance. She was also honored with the Premio Internazionale Dell’Istituto Nazionale Delle Assicurazioni (INA) from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. Her Social Security reform study won the Paul Samuelson Award for “Outstanding Writing on Lifelong Financial Security” from TIAA-CREF. She received the MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the BA in Economics from Harvard University. She has published 27 books and close to 200 articles, and she speaks Spanish and Portuguese, having lived and worked in Latin America, Europe, and Australasia. See https://bepp.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/719/ for more information.
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