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  • Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Mauro Guillen June 20 Why Protectionism Won’t Bring Back Jobs

    In light of the disputed actions of President Trump at the recent G7 summit, Faculty Affiliate Mauro Guillen discusses the pitfalls of protectionism and challenges popular critiques of free trade.

  • Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Kevin Werbach June 19 The end of net neutrality is here; here’s what that means for you

    Faculty Affiliate Kevin Werbach provides insight on the current trajectory of the net neutrality. Professor Werbach claims that “nothing will change the next day, companies are not going to take any major action to change their policies until its [the controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections] resolved.”

  • Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Michael Useem June 17 Betting on Disaster: Why Risk Management Is a Leadership Issue

    Recently on Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM channel 111, faculty affiliates Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem discuss the contents of their new book Mastering Catastrophic Risk: How Companies Are Coping with DisruptionBy reexamining the field of risk management, once an afterthought for many companies, the authors provides ways for business leaders think more deeply about worst-case scenarios in corporate settings. 

  • 80% of small, fixed wireless providers in rural areas have delayed or decreased their network expansion and services June 16 What the end of Net Neutrality actually means

    Faculty Affiliates Kevin Werbach and Pinar Yildirim comment on the implications of the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality. First Professor Werbach points out that “there is this misunderstanding that net neutrality is kind of this catch-all provision that prevents broadband companies from doing bad things. It’s not.” Professor Yildirim goes on to challenge the notion that net neutrality ever really posed as a financial burden to ISPs. 

  • Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate, Professor Jennifer Blouin June 16 Corporate Tax Cut Means Long-Term Investment? That’s Unclear

    In a discussion on the implications of the Corporate Tax Cut, Faculty Affiliate Jennifer Blouin notes how, because companies do not yet know the final regulations to be implemented by the Treasury Department, they find themselves “playing a game without knowing the specific rules.”

  • Trump announces $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods June 15 Trump announces $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods

    President Trump announced Friday he would not sign a GOP compromise immigration bill; The President announced Friday that the US would levy 25% tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods; The GDP is projected to grow at a four percent annualized rate in the 2nd quarter this year.