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Knowledge@Wharton: January 18, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Shan Weijian (Group Chairman & CEO, Managing Partner, PAG), Joseph Bender (Assistant Professor of Clinical Dairy Production Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine), Felix Mormann (Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law), Americus Reed (Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), and Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton) on the Friday, January 18, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, January 18, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

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Eric Orts and Felix Mormann

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Felix Mormann, Eric Orts

Dr. Joseph Bender

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Joseph Bender

Americus Reed

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Americus Reed

Shan Weijian

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Shan Weijian

Featured Guests

Shan Weijian

Group Chairman & CEO, Managing Partner, PAG

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In the 12 years before he joined PAG, a private equity firm, Shan Weijian was a senior partner at TPG and co-managing partner of Newbridge Capital before its integration with TPG. Previously, Shan was a Managing Director of JP Morgan, concurrently serving as its Chief China Representative. He was Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His other former employers include the World Bank and law firm Graham & James in San Francisco.

Shan received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and an MBA from University of San Francisco. He studied at Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now named the University of International Business and Economics) and also taught there as a faculty member.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Out-Gobi-Story-China-America/dp/1119529492
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Joseph Bender

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dairy Production Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Felix Mormann

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

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Felix Mormann is Associate Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law and Faculty Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer–Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Professor Mormann’s research interests lie at the intersection of law and innovation in the context of environmental and energy law and policy. Drawing on his background as an internationally trained corporate and energy lawyer, Mormann currently investigates domestic and international regulation and policy related to clean-energy technologies. His often–comparative research starts from the premise that environmentally sustainable energy solutions require an economically sustainable policy landscape to leverage necessary investment.

Professor Mormann’s recent publications include Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation, 41 Harvard Envtl. L. Rev. 189 (2017), Clean Energy Federalism, 67 Fla. L. Rev. 1621 (2015), Beyond Tax Credits – Smarter Tax Policy for a Cleaner, More Democratic Energy Future, 31 Yale J. Reg. 303 (2014), and Enhancing the Investor Appeal of Renewable Energy, 42 Envtl. L. 681 (2012). Professor Mormann’s work has been widely cited, including before the U.S. Senate. He advises federal policymakers on clean energy and energy efficiency.

Previously, Mormann was a research fellow and lecturer-in-law at Stanford Law School and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he conducted research for his doctoral dissertation. Mormann worked as a corporate and energy lawyer for some of Germany’s premiere law firms. As a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, he advised international clients from the high-tech sector. Professor Mormann holds a German JD and a JSD from the University of Passau School of Law as well as an LLM from UC Berkeley School of Law.
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Americus Reed

Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

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Professor Americus Reed is the Marketing Department’s only “identity theorist,” focusing his research on the role consumers’ self-concepts play in guiding buying decisions. He examines how social identity, social influence, values, attitudes and judgments interact in shaping purchase decisions and consumer behavior, but from a social psychology point of view. Most recently, Professor Reed studied brand identity by examining the triggers that lead consumers to identify with and become loyal to a product, brand or logo. Other recent research looked at judgments that are linked to a person’s identity are virtually immovable, or “sticky,” providing new information for marketing managers about product loyalty. Professor Reed’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His teaching interests include courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior and Social Psychology. That Professor Reed received his PhD from the University of Florida, and his MS and BA degrees from Georgia State University.
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Eric Orts

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton

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Research Interests: corporate governance, environmental management, environmental law and policy, securities regulation, theories of the firm, professional ethics

Twitter – @EricOrts
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