Student Profile: Kate Samuelson, C’17

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Rising sophomore Kate Samuelson of Houston, Texas did not let her freshman status define her freshman year. From the Civic House PennCORP pre-orientation program last fall to her …

Event Recap: TRIA After 2014

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Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many insurance companies decided to no longer offer terrorism insurance because of the difficulty of accurately pricing terrorism risk. President …

Daily Update 07/30/2014: Senate Passes Bill to Replenish Highway Trust Fund; GDP Increased 4% in Second Quarter

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On the Hill The U.S. Senate passed an $8.1 billion measure to replenish the near-depleted Highway Trust Fund in a bipartisan 79-18 vote that would pay for mass-transit …

Event Recap: A Celebration of the Penn Wharton PPI

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  On July 8, 2014, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative interns gathered at The Hamilton restaurant in Washington, D.C. to meet each other and hear from Penn Wharton …

Daily Update 07/29/2014: White House Releases Report on Climate Change Economics; SSDI Now Estimated To Cover Only 81% of Benefits by 2016

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On the Hill Today, the White House released a report that invokes the economic case for taking action against climate change. Authored by Jim Stock, a staff member …

Daily Update 07/28/2014: House and Senate VA Committees Reach Agreement on VA Funding; Pending Home Sales Fell in June

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On the Hill Spokesmen for the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), respectively, announced that a deal had …

Rebuilding Iraq: Economic and Diplomatic Challenges

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Author: Amy Cass, C’15 When I first began my internship at the end of May on the Iraq desk of the US Department of State, I kept forgetting …

A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs

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Patricia M. Danzon, Professor of Health Care Management and Faculty Affiliate, is featured on The New York Times’ article “A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs.” The article …

The Future of Terrorism Insurance for Corporate America

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Howard Kunreuther, James G. Dinan Professor, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Managing Director at the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, are featured in CNBC’s article “The Future of Terrorism Insurance for …

So Long, Craigslist Scammers. This Startup Will Change the Way You Find a Home

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Susan M. Wachter, Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management and Faculty Affiliate, is featured on an article in Wired. The article, “So Long, Craigslist Scammers. This Startup Will …