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President-elect Joe Biden’s proposals promise wide-ranging economic gains, but the pandemic will continue to be a huge variable in the near term, according to an analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model.
Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord will be a positive step, but options for the new administration will be limited to regulatory tweaks without control of Congress, says Wharton’s Brain Berkey.
While overtly fake news generated by bogus websites can be dangerous, there’s greater harm in subtle misinformation that spreads through mainstream media, according to new research.
Rooting out racial bias in law enforcement starts with better data, according to Wharton’s Dean Knox and Princeton’s Jonathan Mummolo. Their research is bringing hard science to the emotional debate[…]
A Penn Wharton Budget Model analysis provides policymakers with a framework to weigh the cost of COVID-19 infections in a community against students’ loss of future income due to lower[…]
Current federal policies are inadequate for the most vulnerable communities when disasters strike. Wharton’s Carolyn Kousky explains why prioritizing low-income families is key to disaster recovery.
A high number of working mothers are leaving their jobs during the pandemic, which is exacerbating gender inequality. Solving the problem starts with better policies to support them, Wharton’s Janice[…]
The pandemic has disproportionately hurt weaker segments of society. Wharton’s Guy David discusses why that needs to be addressed.
Predictive analytics are invaluable in business, but they have proven faulty in politics. Wharton’s Abraham (Adi) Wyner shares three reasons why election poll results don’t always match the outcome, especially[…]
A Penn Wharton Budget Model analysis of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s policy platform finds that his proposals would increase spending over the next decade by $5.37 trillion, but in[…]