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Knowledge @Wharton: June 28, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Shane Snow (Author), Michael Moore (Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Elliot School Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University), Jesse Suh (Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Mary Lovely (Professor of Economics, Syracuse University), John Carreyrou (Investigative Reporter, The Wall Street Journal), Ian Bogost (Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies, Professor of Interactive Computing; Game Designer; Author), and Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, June 28, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Michael Moore and Mary Lovely

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Michael Moore, Mary Lovely

Shane Snow

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Shane Snow

Peter Conti-Brown and John Carreyrou

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: John Carreyrou, Peter Conti-Brown

Dr. Jesse Suh and Ian Bogost

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Jesse Suh, Ian Bogost

Featured Guests

Shane Snow



Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of the books Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking and DREAM TEAMS: Working Together Without Falling Apart, as well as the co-author of The Storytelling Edge. He is founder-at-large of the content technology company Contently, and is a board member of The Hatch Institute, a nonprofit for investigative journalism in the public interest.

Snow’s writing has appeared in Fast CompanyWired, and The New Yorker. He’s a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and has been called a “Wunderkind” by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ—though he wishes they had been talking about his abs.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078FZ9ZZK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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Michael Moore

Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Elliot School Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University


Professor Moore received his B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a faculty member at the Elliott School since receiving his doctorate in 1988. Professor Moore teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international trade theory and policy as well as international macroeconomics. He also has taught international economics to US diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute and students at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris. He has published in numerous academic journals including the Journal of International EconomicsInternational Trade Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, Review of International Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, and has been a contributor to five books. His commentary has appeared in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Financial Times, CNN, CBC, NPR, and NBC.

Professor Moore has served as Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy, Director of the International Trade and Investment Policy Program, and Associate Dean at the Elliott School.

Professor Moore served as Senior Economist for international trade on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors from 2002 to 2003.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

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Jesse Suh

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Jesse Suh is a Clinical Assistant Professor and a clinical psychologist. He completed the National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania, and conducts research on emotional dysregulation as a risk factor for relapse/addiction in adults and adolescents and on computer-related addictive behaviors- e.g., online gaming and internet overuse. His most recent research protocols include investigations of brain and behavioral vulnerabilities related to emotional dysregulation and its impact on individuals with cocaine addiction and veterans with alcoholism and PTSD.

Twitter – @PennMedNews
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Mary Lovely

Professor of Economics, Syracuse University


Mary E. Lovely, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute, is professor of economics and Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she combines interests in international economics and China’s development. During 2011–15, she served as coeditor of the China Economic Review. Her current research projects investigate the effect of China’s foreign direct investment policies on trade flows and entry mode, the relationship between proximity to export markets and cross-city wage variation, and the influence of Chinese tariff reductions on labor shares of value in its manufacturing firms. She recently completed studies of American manufacturing employment and outsourcing to low-income countries, the role of intellectual returnees in the success of China’s photovoltaic solar industry, and the structure of Chinese reforms of state-owned enterprises. Lovely earned her PhD in economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University.

Twitter – @melovely_max
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John Carreyrou

Investigative Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Carreyrou’s recent book is “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” published in May 2018. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

Book – https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/549478/bad-blood-by-john-carreyrou/9781524731656/
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Ian Bogost

Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies, Professor of Interactive Computing; Game Designer; Author


Dr. Ian Bogost is an author and an award-winning game designer. He is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also holds an appointment in the Scheller College of Business. Bogost is also Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC, an independent game studio, and a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic.

He is author or co-author of ten books:

Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism

Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames

Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System

Newsgames: Journalism at Play

How To Do Things with Videogames

Alien Phenomenology, or What it’s Like to Be a Thing

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The Geek’s Chihuahua: Living With Apple

How To Talk About Videogames

and Play Anything

Bogost is also the co-editor of the Platform Studies book series at MIT Press, and the Object Lessons book and essay series, published by The Atlantic and Bloomsbury.

Bogost’s videogames about social and political issues cover topics as varied as airport security, consumer debt, disaffected workers, the petroleum industry, suburban errands, pandemic flu, and tort reform. His games have been played by millions of people and exhibited or held in collections internationally, at venues including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Telfair Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, the Laboral Centro de Arte, and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

His independent games include Cow Clicker, a Facebook game send-up of Facebook games that was the subject of a Wired magazine feature, and A Slow Year, a collection of videogame poems for Atari VCS, Windows, and Mac, which won the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 IndieCade Festival.

Bogost holds a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. He lives in Atlanta.

Twitter – @ibogost

Personal Site – bogost.com
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Peter Conti-Brown

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania


Peter Conti-Brown is an assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A financial historian and a legal scholar, Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the history and policies of the US Federal Reserve System. He is author of the book The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press 2016), the editor of two other books, and author or co-author of a dozen articles on central banking, financial regulation, and bank corporate governance. He has been widely quoted in print and online media on central banking and has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Princeton University’s Department of History. He is currently at work on a single-volume, comprehensive history of the US Federal Reserve.


PhD, Princeton University (History, subfields in financial and political history)

JD, Stanford Law School

AB, Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Twitter – @PeterContiBrown
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