Wharton Stories: Research

Prof. Michael Platt and the new Wharton Neuroscience Initiative are exploring evolutionary brain science and using high-tech tools to unlock the secrets of human psychology — and marketing.

Why This Professor Believes Neuroscience Is the Future of Business

A summit of Penn Wharton Budget Model’s growing presence in D.C., the forum saw policymakers, business leaders, and academics examining the evolving tools that will make government more accessible to everyone.

Data for Government Transparency: Key Takeaways from Penn Wharton Budget Model’s First Policy Forum

The Wharton private equity and finance professor discusses the science and subtle art of how PE values a company before acquisition.

A Quick Lesson on Private Equity Analysis from Prof. Bilge Yilmaz

Prof. Nancy Rothbard and doctoral candidate Julianna Pillemer discuss their research collaboration on potential conflicts between workplace friendships and organizational goals.

Managing the Dark Side of Workplace Friendships

How Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed’s research on motivation and storytelling applies to everything from insect-based foods to motivating call center workers to teaching Wharton students.

Lessons From Prof. Samir Nurmohamed’s Research on Motivation, Underdogs, and Storytelling

The Wharton Neuroscience Initiative explores the ethical, legal, and societal implications for neuroscience and business at its second annual WiN summit.

Configuring a ‘Road Map’ for Neuroscience and Business

During his “walk-and-talk” office hours, Prof. Kartik Hosanagar connects with students outside the classroom in a unique way. The influential researcher and entrepreneur trades insights and conversations with students on his daily walking commute.

How This Professor Goes the Extra Mile to Build Connections Inside and Outside the Classroom

Wharton professors have been recognized as some of LinkedIn’s top authors — in fact, three of the faculty on this list have been recognized as LinkedIn Top Voices.

9 Wharton Faculty to Follow on LinkedIn

The Wharton Innovation Doctoral Symposium will bring together doctoral students from different business-related disciplines and different parts of the world to discuss their developing research constructively.

New Doctoral Symposium to Increase Dialogue on Innovation Research

A PhD schedule takes adjustment, but the strategies that work for doctoral studies carry throughout an academic career.

How to Maximize and Adjust to a PhD Schedule