Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative
By Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative
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The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative aims to provide information that is independent, practical, timely, and nonpartisan to government decision-makers, staffers, and the general public, tackling policy questions of economic importance arising in DC. Our research agenda bridges the intellectual divide on a wide range of topics that impact business and government. These research areas include: education, energy and the environment, finance, health care, housing and urban development, labor, risk management, social insurance, tax and the federal budget, technology and communications, and trade and emerging markets.
||CleanRelaxed Internship Rules by the Department of Labor||How will recent changes to relax regulations on internships in the workplace impact businesses, employee training programs, and the incoming workforce.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAchieving Regulatory Excellence||Professor Cary Coglianese joins host Dan Loney to discuss his recent B-School Seminar presented to congressional staffers that focuses on striving for regulatory excellence.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsuring High Risks Fairly, Protecting Individuals Against Flood Losses||As Congress looks at restructuring the National Flood Insurance Program, legislators must address the issue of fairness.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes the U.S. Tax System Give Foreign Buyers an Advantage?||In 2013, US companies held $2 trillion in indefinitely reinvested earnings abroad. How and why they continue to do this is central to the debate surrounding US international tax policy and carries broader repercussions for the domestic economy.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Blockchain Truly Work? The Question May Be One of Trust||At a time when public confidence in major societal institutions seems to be under siege, the blockchain offers an intriguing new paradigm for establishing trust in human transactions.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUS Workforce Development and Employer Tax Incentive Plans||There has been much talk recently about a skills gap in the United States. Companies have jobs that they can’t fill because the people applying for them may not have the skills necessary. Who is responsible for taking care of that gap?||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Solutions for Financing Infrastructure Improvements||Interview with Professor Inman about Financing Infrastructure||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|