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    Image preview Mar4 Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists on Public Policy Issues 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Wharton School Professors Scott Harrington and Kent Smetters to present on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations”

    Through the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, the Wharton School offers journalists an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. The next Seminar will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2015 with a focus on business and public policy.  The free one-day program will feature Wharton Professor of Healthcare Management and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Scott Harrington and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kent Smetters on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations” respectively. The sessions are complimentary but space is limited.



  • Image previewJanuary 27Federal Budget Deficit Shrinks; New Home Sales Grow

    Senate Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline Again; Plans to Expand U.S. Offshore Drilling; CBO Estimates Smallest Budget Deficit of Obama Presidency; New Home Sales Explode Higher in December

  • Image previewJanuary 22How the ACA addresses the health insurance disparities in underserved populations.

    Faculty Affiliate Daniel Polsky was one of ten speakers at this year’s day-long Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Polsky, a health economist who currently serves on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers and the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, spoke about the ACA’s impact on minority health insurance disparities and how research show improvements for underserved populations.

  • Image previewJanuary 19World Economic Forum Ranks Water Crises as Top Global Risk

    Faculty Affiliate Howard Kunreuther speaks to the increased attention by lawmakers on the rising costs and effects of weather-related natural disasters.

  • Image previewJanuary 16Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists to Hold No-Cost Washington, DC Program, March 4, 2015 on Public Policy Issues

    Through the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, the Wharton School offers journalists an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. 

    The next Seminar will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2015 with a focus on business and public policy.

  • Image previewJanuary 15Opportunities vs. Risks in Cuba: Do Your Homework and Tread Carefully

    Knowledge@Wharton interviews Faculty Affiliate Mauro Guillen and others about newly reinstated relations between the U.S. and Cuba and what opportunities and risks come along with that. 

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