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Why Tom Cruise Is Still Bankable: Debunking the Long Tail

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
New Wharton research finds that as consumers are increasingly deluged with a dazzling array of choices, they tend to stick to brands they know.

Ricky Burdett publishes an article on inequality and urban development in Spain’s Revista de Libros

RSS Source: Urban Age - December 15, 2017 - 7:49am

Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities, has published an article on Inequality and Urban Development in Spain’s Revista de Libros.

How to Build a Better Antitrust Policy

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 14, 2017 - 3:12pm
Recent Wharton research offers a compelling defense for antitrust policies that advocate protecting consumers over businesses.

The Jerusalem Controversy: What It Means for the Region’s Economies

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 14, 2017 - 1:07pm
The Arab economies are overly reliant on oil and need to diversify, while Trump’s Jerusalem move is a needless irritant, say experts from Wharton and Johns Hopkins.

Dinner on Aisle Six: Why Supermarkets Are Opening Restaurants

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 14, 2017 - 11:54am
Consumers' growing appreciation for eating out is bad news for grocery stores, which have long struggled with razor-thin profit margins. Their solution? Getting into the restaurant business.

Tapping AI: The Future of Customer Experience at Verizon Fios

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 14, 2017 - 11:29am
In a world of vast automation via AI, companies that learn how to preserve a human touch should have a competitive advantage, says Verizon Fios's Justin Reilly.

New working paper highlights disconnect between national policies and building more compact cities

RSS Source: Urban Age - December 14, 2017 - 9:21am

A new working paper on Integrating national policies to deliver compact, connected cities: a horizon scan into transport and housing has been released by the Coalition for Urban Transitions. The paper, authored by LSE Cities and the OECD, explores the ways in which urban policy sectors are integrated—or fragmented—in ten case study countries: China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. A central finding is that a lack of coordination between national economic policy, and housing and transport policy, undermines both the economic potential and environmental sustainability of cities.

Building for the Long Term: Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 11, 2017 - 4:14pm
Walter Isaacson, who's written a slew of well-received books on famous figures such as Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, discusses his latest on Leonardo da Vinci.

Mapping India’s Economic Future: Jobs, Growth and Banking Reform

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 8, 2017 - 3:56pm
Manish Sabharwal, co-founder and executive chairman of TeamLease Services, one of India's leading human resource service companies, outlines a path for greater productivity and growth.

Is the CVS-Aetna Merger a Game Changer for Health Care?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 8, 2017 - 1:48pm
A merger between CVS and Aetna would create a one-stop model for coordinated care – but would consumers really benefit?

Tax Bill Reconciliation: What Are the Likely Outcomes?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 7, 2017 - 2:25pm
Experts weigh the implications of the upcoming tax bill reconciliation process for individuals and corporations, as well as the impact on the federal deficit beyond 2025.

How Rising Deficits, Huge Loopholes and Small Family Gains Plague Tax Reform

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 7, 2017 - 2:18pm
Proposed tax legislation speeding through Congress will enlarge the deficit and offer meager gains to low- and middle-income groups. It may also open up huge business tax loopholes, says Wharton's Kent Smetters,

How Tax Reform Could Impact Senior Citizens

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 7, 2017 - 10:30am
A deduction for high medical expenses that is largely used by senior citizens hangs in the balance as Congress tries to craft a final version of its tax reform bill.

Why It Is Not Enough to Merely Vote for Social Change

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 6, 2017 - 4:25pm
Wharton’s Brian Berkey says it’s not enough to merely agitate for social change -- it’s a moral imperative to give generously to the less advantaged.

Will Losing the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Kill Plug-in Cars?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 6, 2017 - 11:50am
As the reconciliation between the House and Senate tax plans approaches, the plug-in electric vehicle (EV) credit is on the line.

How Ending Tax-free Tuition Waivers Could Impact U.S. Higher Ed

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 6, 2017 - 11:42am
As Congress works on its final tax overhaul bill, tax breaks on tuition waivers for graduate students are one of many provisions that hang in the balance.

Philipp Rode to speak at Oskar von Miller Forum

RSS Source: Urban Age - December 6, 2017 - 6:08am

Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, will speak on Frontiers of City Governance on 7 December 2017 at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich. Rode will draw insights from the Centre’s ongoing research into New Urban Governance. The forum is an educational initiative of the Bavarian construction industry for engineers in the building sector.

What Will Happen if the FCC Abandons Net Neutrality?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 5, 2017 - 12:58pm
The Federal Communications Commission will vote in the coming weeks on a proposal to repeal net neutrality rules. Wharton experts explain what's at stake.

Why Corporate Participation Is Critical for Disaster Relief

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 5, 2017 - 11:20am
Natural disaster costs are mushrooming while government coffers shrink. The challenge: Can corporations and public agencies better coordinate rescue and recovery efforts to improve outcomes?

Uber’s Data Breach: Can the Company Course-correct?

RSS Source: Knowledge at Wharton Podcasts - December 1, 2017 - 11:33am
Investors and customers once tolerated Uber’s skirmishes with regulators as the price one pays for innovation. But that may no longer be so.
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