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    Call for registration for 5th Annual Public Policy Case Competition Feb25  5th Annual Case Competition Registration 11:59pm
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    We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Public Policy Case Competition. This competition, open to all undergraduate and graduate students across the University, is intended to foster discussion and collaborative research on key public policy issues. 

    One team will win the grand prize of $5,000.  Two teams will earn honorable mention awards of $2,000 each.

    Teams must pre-register online to participate by 11:59 PM, Sunday, February 25. 

  • Opioid Pills January 22 2018 Public Policy Case Competition

    This competition, open to all undergraduate and graduate students across the University of Pennsylvania, is intended to foster discussion and collaborative research on key public policy issues. One team will win the grand prize of $5,000.  Two teams will earn honorable mention awards of $2,000 each.

  • The Senate will be conducting a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight. January 19 Government Shutdown Looms

    Senate approaches showdown vote on Friday with government shutdown at stake; Trump administration creates new protections for health workers who have religious and moral objections to certain procedures; Consumer sentiment decreases in January, while tax reform viewed with optimism. 

  • How Regulatory Asset Thresholds Change the Banking Industry January 18 Bright Lines: How Regulatory Asset Thresholds Change the Banking Industry

    One of the key features of the Dodd-Frank Act is that it imposes specific and costly regulatory requirements on banks that cross the threshold of having more than $10 billion in total assets. Anecdotal accounts have suggested that this threshold has led to increased consolidation in the banking industry. This brief provides new statistical evidence of that phenomenon. Banks that approach the $10 billion threshold are significantly more likely to engage in an acquisition, pay more for that acquisition, and acquire bigger target banks than similar banking institutions did prior to Dodd-Frank. To the extent that policymakers are concerned with further consolidation in the banking industry, these findings should be of interest as they continue to evaluate current regulations and develop new ones, which might include the use of bright line asset thresholds.

  • Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Mauro Guillen January 18 Latin America In 2018

    Not a single country in Latin America is really growing at a “robust” rate, notes Faculty Affiliate Mauro Guillen. Unemployment is very high in countries such as Brazil and Argentina, while inflation is high in Argentina and Venezuela, which has the highest rate in the world. Guillen identifies two broad categories of uncertainty that continue to hamper Latin America’s performance: politics and relationships outside the region, such as with the United States and China.

  • With another government shutdown looming, Republicans are struggling to come up with enough support in the House of Repres... January 18 GOP Scrambles to Avoid Government Shutdown

    Also, Trump administration bans Haitians from low-skilled work visas; Jobless claims at 45-year low, housing starts down.