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Knowledge @Wharton: July 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Michael Ventura (CEO, Sub Rosa), 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), Christina Roberto (Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Karen Glanz (George A. Weiss University Professor and Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania), Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School), and Jason Riis (Marketing Lecturer, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, July 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Herbert Hovenkamp and Hemant Bhargava

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

Michael Ventura

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Michael Ventura

Joao Gomes

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Joao Gomes

Jason Riis, Karen Glanz, Christina Roberto

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Christina Roberto, Karen Glanz, Jason Riis

Featured Guests

Michael Ventura

CEO, Sub Rosa

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Michael Ventura is the CEO and founder of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design firm that has worked with some of the world’s largest and most important brands—from Johnson & Johnson, Pantone, and Adobe, to the TED Conference, Delta Airlines, and The Daily Show. Ventura has served as a board member and adviser to various organizations, including Behance, the Burning Man Project, Cooper-Hewitt, and the U.N.’s Tribal Link Foundation. He is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition to these pursuits, Ventura leads a thriving indigenous medicine practice and owns and operates a globally recognized design store in New York’s West Village with his wife, Caroline. Applied Empathy, his first book, was published in May 2018.
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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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Christina Roberto

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Christina A. Roberto, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roberto is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist. She is principal investigator of the Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) lab. Her research aims to identify and understand factors that promote unhealthy eating behaviors linked to obesity and eating disorders and design interventions to promote healthy eating. In her work, she draws upon the fields of psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, epidemiology, and public health to answer research questions that can provide policymakers and institutions with science-based guidance.
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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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Karen Glanz

George A. Weiss University Professor and Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

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Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is George A. Weiss University Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, and Director of the new Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

She was formerly (2004-2009) Candler Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar; and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. From 1993 to 2004, she was Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai’i at the University of Hawai’i. From 1979 to 1993 she was a Professor in the Departments of Health Education and Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Glanz received her MPH (1977) and PhD (1979) degrees in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.

Her research, funded for over $25 million over the past 15 years, focuses on cancer prevention and control, theories of health behavior, obesity and the built environment, social and health policy, and new health communication technologies. She is currently conducting research on skin cancer prevention, nutrition and chronic disease prevention, compliance with glaucoma medications and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Glanz and her team are committed to conducting scientific research with promising short-and long-term application to improved community health, health care, and public health services.

Dr. Glanz has been recognized with several national awards, and was the 2007 recipient of the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the James and Sarah Fries Foundation. She is a member of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, a federally-appointed task force that oversees the Community Guide evidence reviews. Her scholarly contributions consist of more than 330 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Glanz is senior editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc., 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008), a widely used text recently published in its fourth edition. She was recognized in 2006 as a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period.
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Joao Gomes

Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

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Joao F. Gomes is the Howard Butcher III, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in the areas of macroeconomics and financial markets and has taught several courses on these subjects to undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students.

Professor Gomes first joined the Wharton School in 1997 where he was previously the James Campbell Jr. Associate Professor of Finance. Most recently he was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London Business School. In addition, Professor Gomes has visited several other universities and research centers, including the University of British Columbia in Canada, the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and the US Federal Reserve System. He has also served as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Industry of Portugal.

His recent research covers the impact of financial markets and various macroeconomic policies on corporate investment and financing decisions of firms. He has also examined the role of financial leverage in determining the cost of capital, the causes of performance variation across asset classes, and the quantitative importance of financial market imperfections on corporate decisions and economic cycles.

Professor Gomes’ research has been presented and discussed at major academic conferences and seminar series around the world and is published in the top academic journals in both economics and finance. He has won several awards including the Smith Breeden Prize for Best Asset Pricing Paper published in the Journal of Finance, with a study on the links between leverage and returns, and was nominated for the Brattle Prize for Best Corporate Finance Paper in the same journal, with earlier work on the performance of conglomerates.

Professor Gomes earned his bachelors degree from the New University of Lisbon in 1991. He earned a Masters, and later a Doctorate, in Economics from the University of Rochester.

Twitter – @ProfJoaoGomes ?
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Jason Riis

Marketing Lecturer, The Wharton School

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Jason Riis’s main interest is in consumer health, a growing field at the intersection of consumer marketing and healthcare. In both industries, the central issue is behavior change. On the consumer marketing side, Professor Riis is examining the ways that food retailers and manufacturers can grow their businesses while making it easier for consumers to eat better. On the healthcare side, he is examining ways that healthcare payers and providers can better engage employees and patients in healthy behaviors.

In his research, Professor Riis conducts field experiments, surveys, and lab studies using the methods and theories of psychology and behavioral economics. His research has appeared in leading management and health journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Health Affairs.

Twitter – @jason_riis
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