Population Aging in the U.S. & China: A Comparative Discussion

  The growing aging population is posing new challenges and opportunities to employment, retirement, and welfare state institutions around the globe. On April 27, 2022 (ET), PWCC invited scholars from China and the U.S. to have a comparative discussion, including Yijia Jing (Dean of the Institute for Global Public Policy,Read More

Under Pressure: The Future of Urban Housing

  On April 7, 2022 (ET), Hina Jamelle, author of Under Pressure: Essays on Urban Housing, joined Mark Willis (Senior Policy Fellow at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy), Martha Kelley (Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs), and Simone Tarantino (serialRead More

Prof. Z. John Zhang Discusses ‘Smart Pricing’

  On March 18, PWCC and Post & Telecom Press co-sponsored the book launch of Smart Pricing: How Google, Priceline, and Leading Businesses Use Pricing Innovation for Profitability by Prof. Z. John Zhang (Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor, Professor of Marketing, Director of PWCC). Panelists included Yuhuang Zheng (Associate Professor, Department ofRead More

The Ukrainian Dilemma: What’s at Stake?

  On March 15, 2022 (ET), Rudra Sil (Professor of Political Science) joined Kevin M.F. Platt (Professor of Russian & East European Studies) in a conversation about the current crisis in Ukraine. They considered the broader historical context within which the conflict emerged along with the various factors that mayRead More

Toward Environmentally Sustainable Datacenters

  Sharing datacenter infrastructure improves energy efficiency, but whether strategic users participate in consolidated systems depends on management policies. Users who dislike allocations or perform poorly may deploy private, less-efficient systems. On March 17, 2022 (ET), Penn’s Boon Thau Loo (RCA Professor of Computer and Information Science, and Associate DeanRead More

Next Gen Learning with Wharton Interactive’s Games-based Courses

  Wharton Interactive is on a mission to radically transform and democratize education with the most innovative educational games on the planet. On March 10, 2022 (ET), cofounder and executive director Sarah Toms talked about Alternate Reality Courses (ARCs), entire courses delivered in a highly engaging game. Tens of thousandsRead More

Real Estate Taxes: A Comparative Discussion — China’s New Pilot Rollout and the U.S. Experience

  On January 14, 2022 (ET), PWCC held the second event in the Penn-Fudan Virtual Series on Global Issues and Governance, jointly organized with the Institute for Global Public Policy at Fudan University. As China plans to significantly enlarge the pilot application of real estate taxes, we invited scholars fromRead More

Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Responsibility in China

  As the second-largest global economy, it is critical that China engage in sustainable and responsible action to preserve the planet and improve quality of life for the Chinese people. While social responsibility activity is still relatively new in China, the government, corporations, and individuals have a role in tacklingRead More

Our Entrepreneurship Stories: Socially-minded Entrepreneurs

  What motivates entrepreneurship and innovation? One of the values that are inextricably entwined into the core of the businesses is positive social change and impact. On November 4, 2021, three socially-minded entrepreneurs — Peter Wang Hjemdahl, Rui Jing Jiang, and Tiffany Yao, who are dedicated to making impactful changeRead More

PWCC Book Talk Series: Bringing Up the Boss

  On October 22, 2021, PWCC invited Wharton Management Lecturer Rachel Pacheco to discuss her book, Bringing Up the Boss: Practical Lessons for New Managers. A new start-up comes on the scene filled with a team of talented people. The start-up grows, the team expands, and those early joiners allRead More