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Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes

  • Will the Pandemic Cause Food Shortages?

    Will the Pandemic Cause Food Shortages?

    19/05/2020 Duration: 12min

    What’s behind the continually bare shelves at grocery stores in some U.S. cities? Wharton experts explain how the crisis has caused supply chain disruptions.

  • Pandemic Playbook: What Health Care Leaders Can Learn from Management Research

    Pandemic Playbook: What Health Care Leaders Can Learn from Management Research

    12/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    Wharton’s Lawton R. Burns and Ingrid Nembhard have co-authored a five-point strategy guide for health care leaders during these uncertain times.

  • Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

    Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

    08/05/2020 Duration: 22min

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, volunteer organizations like Off Their Plate are making an impact on several fronts.

  • Working from Home: Navigating the Pandemic’s New Normal

    Working from Home: Navigating the Pandemic’s New Normal

    04/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    The COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of employees to work from home. Wharton’s Nancy Rothbard offers suggestions for how workers and employers can adjust to the new reality.

  • Earth Day 2020: COVID-19 Reminds Us Why Science Matters

    Earth Day 2020: COVID-19 Reminds Us Why Science Matters

    23/04/2020 Duration: 10min

    Fifty years ago yesterday, the first Earth Day was inspired by a scientist. The pandemic teaches us to seek refuge in science again, writes Eric W. Orts.

  • When Cash Is Tight, Should You Borrow from Retirement Savings?

    When Cash Is Tight, Should You Borrow from Retirement Savings?

    14/04/2020 Duration: 18min

    Explore all options before tapping your retirement account -- even in the midst of an economic downturn like the one we are facing, Wharton experts advise.

  • What Contributes Most to Consumer Financial Distress?

    What Contributes Most to Consumer Financial Distress?

    10/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    New research coauthored by Wharton’s Benjamin Keys looks at the roles geographic location and individual characteristics play in the financial struggles of consumers.

  • When Will the Jobs Return?

    When Will the Jobs Return?

    07/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    Industries such as leisure and hospitality might bounce back sooner than others, but lower demand suggests more layoffs could be on the way, say experts at Wharton.

  • What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change

    What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change

    07/04/2020 Duration: 16min

    Much like flattening the curve on COVID-19, the world must act now to lessen the cumulative effects of climate change, says Wharton’s Howard Kunreuther.

  • Are U.S. Banks Strong Enough to Weather the Downturn?

    Are U.S. Banks Strong Enough to Weather the Downturn?

    06/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    As banks process relief loans, regulatory latitude and bad debts could prove to be their undoing, warns Wharton’s David Zaring.

  • How Will the Pandemic Affect Income Inequality?

    How Will the Pandemic Affect Income Inequality?

    02/04/2020 Duration: 19min

    Wharton’s Benjamin Lockwood offers insight about how the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package could change the economy when the United States emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Will the $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Be Enough?

    Will the $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Be Enough?

    31/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    Economic recovery in the U.S. will be slow and require continued relief beyond the current measures, according to experts at Wharton.

  • Triage in a Pandemic: Can AI Help Ration Access to Care?

    Triage in a Pandemic: Can AI Help Ration Access to Care?

    27/03/2020 Duration: 08min

    As demand soars during the COVID-19 pandemic, shortages of ventilators and ICU beds are forcing doctors to make tough choices about who should get priority in access to care. Can artificial intelligence help guide the process? Gregory P. Shea, Krzysztof “Kris” Laudanski and Cassie A. Solomon discuss this complex question.

  • How Far Could the Fed Go in Responding to COVID-19?

    How Far Could the Fed Go in Responding to COVID-19?

    24/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    The Federal Reserve has shown agility and speed in its attempts to protect the U.S. economy in the wake of the pandemic, but it would do well to steer clear of a policy-making role, say experts.

  • Coronavirus and Supply Chain Disruption: What Firms Can Learn

    Coronavirus and Supply Chain Disruption: What Firms Can Learn

    17/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    From diversified sourcing to inventory buffers, Wharton experts weigh various risk-mitigation strategies businesses could employ to prevent disruptions like those we have seen during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Why the ‘Rothification’ of 401(k)s Would Hurt Retirees

    Why the ‘Rothification’ of 401(k)s Would Hurt Retirees

    13/03/2020 Duration: 15min

    New research co-authored by Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell shows that taxing 401(k) contributions instead of taxing payouts -- similar to how Roth IRAs work -- could backfire.

  • Stock Shock: What Lies Ahead for Global Markets?

    Stock Shock: What Lies Ahead for Global Markets?

    10/03/2020 Duration: 16min

    As the double whammy of the coronavirus crisis and an oil price war roils global markets, what should investors do? Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and Moody’s Mark Zandi offer their insights.

  • Coronavirus: How Emotional Contagion Exacts a Toll

    Coronavirus: How Emotional Contagion Exacts a Toll

    10/03/2020 Duration: 12min

    Wharton's Sigal Barsade explains how to stop emotional contagion, which often spreads during major events such as the coronavirus outbreak.

  • What Parents Can Learn about Leadership

    What Parents Can Learn about Leadership

    10/03/2020 Duration: 28min

    A new book co-authored by Wharton’s Stewart Friedman aims to empower parents with leadership best practices.

  • The Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Mystery: Why Brands Mix High with Low

    The Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Mystery: Why Brands Mix High with Low

    04/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    From designer street wear to lobster macaroni and cheese, mixing high-end products with low-end elements is a big trend in marketing. New research coauthored by Wharton’s Jonah Berger examines why that’s happening and what it means for brands.

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