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The microfinance and impact investing industries are maturing, according to panelists at the recent Wharton Social Impact Conference, but they require more sophisticated reporting standards and information sharing in order to move to the next phase.
The mortgage interest deduction — once viewed as untouchable — has joined the list of possible items on the chopping block in the federal debate about the “fiscal cliff.” However, research coauthored by Wharton real estate professor Todd Sinai indicates that eliminating the deduction may not pay off.
Speakers at a recent event at Penn praised the reform package unveiled by the Indian government, but stressed that more needs to be done — particularly in the area of subsidies, which they said are often misdirected.
Japan is headed for its third recession in four years. And even worse outcomes may be on the horizon, says Wharton finance professor Franklin Allen.
A national movement to certify the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving as #GivingTuesday hopes that shoppers will take a moment away from online and bricks-and-mortar stores to donate either time or money to some worthy causes. Will they?
Michael T. Jones, Google’s chief technology advocate, talks about how virtual maps can pull mobile phone users away from their screens and encourage them to interact with the real world.
Marketers face more challenges — and greater opportunities — than ever before due to the advent of social media and better data analytics, according to panelists at the recent Wharton Marketing Conference.
What does Facebook’s foray into the job search and recruitment market mean for the company, Facebook users and major players in the job search market, such as LinkedIn?