Wharton Stories: Research

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?

Should you drink at your office holiday party? If so, how many drinks is too many? Prof. Maurice Schweitzer weighs in on why work parties are so tricky and offers tips on how to navigate them.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Drinking at Your Office Holiday Party

“When people give to charity, they should not be thinking necessarily about what they personally care about, but where their money can go the furthest.”

The Paradox of Giving to Charity

Wharton Prof. Gad Allon discusses how new platforms like Uber affect the behavior of gig economy workers at the 2019 London Global Wharton Forum.

What Motivates Workers in the Gig Economy?

Prof. Mauro Guillen shared his findings on the effects different governments have on GDP per capita at the 2019 London Wharton Global Forum.

Does It Pay to Have a Monarchy? The Answer Might Surprise You

Wharton Prof. Lori Rosenkopf argues that we’re not benefitting from “shorter network paths” created by social media, and offers two solutions to activate them.

Social Networks Have Made the World Smaller — But Not Simpler

Matthew Caulfield, W’16, GW’20, transferred to Wharton in his sophomore year and stayed to pursue a PhD in Ethics and Legal Studies. His involvement in election tech research has made him a spokesperson at national conferences.

PhD Candidate Matthew Caulfield Became an Election Technology Expert — As an Undergrad