PWCC Stories and News

Research, scholarship, and thought leadership are constantly advancing at PWCC. Keep up with news about PWCC achievements and events here.

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, Co-Director of LSE-Fudan Research Centre for ...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 (serial entrepreneur and business advisor) to discuss ...Read 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 of Marketing, School of Economics and Management, ...Read 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 may contribute to de-escalation and lasting peace ...Read 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 Dean for Graduate Programs) and Benjamin C. Lee ...Read 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 thousands globally have already completed a Wharton ARC, ...Read 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 tackling these issues. On January 12, 2022 (ET), ...Read 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 change — shared their entrepreneurial insights. The discussion ...Read More