Wharton Stories: Research

Wharton Prof. Adi Wyner digs into the statistics about the COVID-19 outbreak and offers insights into what the numbers mean.

Making Sense of Coronavirus Statistics

From donations to delivery services for at-risk populations, the Wharton community is joining in the fight against the pandemic.

How Wharton Students Are Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Wharton experts weigh in on the global economy, online teaching, remote work, and flattening the curve of COVID-19 impact.

Faculty Insights: How to Lead and Work Through a Pandemic

Different kinds of smiles can indicate an employee’s true motivation, according to research from Marketing Prof. Patti Williams.

The Implications of Smiling at Work

Can science help us improve communication in advertising? Prof. Michael Platt believes the answer is yes.

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Political Advertising

A class project on wildfire prevention led three Wharton undergrads to present their findings at the Women in Data Science Conference at Penn.

Predicting Random Forest Fires in California

Four student teams wow’d the judges at the 2020 Y-Prize competition and took home prize money to invest in their ideas about how to repair and harvest energy from metal.

Bright Idea: An Eco-Friendly, Affordable Lighting Solution Wins the 2020 Y-Prize

There’s still so much companies don’t understand about data collection and AI. Timnit Gebru weighs in on some things companies should keep in mind.

Timnit Gebru: 5 Takeaways About the State of Artificial Intelligence

“Sustainable investment may be the safest bet we have because one thing we know is that climate change is happening. You can have different philosophies about where or why, but it is in fact happening.”

Why Sustainable Investing is a Safe Bet

“There’s no question that investors are superstitious. There’s an open question as to how much it influences stock prices, but the fact that investors exhibit superstition? That’s pretty non-controversial.”

Are Investors Superstitious?