Founded in 1988, the Joseph Wharton Scholars program is designed to emphasize the importance of scholarly research and the liberal arts and sciences within the framework of a business education. Students in the program are required to take scholars courses both in Wharton and outside of Wharton (in the College of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, and/or Engineering), engage in a significant research project, and participate in a variety of academic, career-oriented, and social activities.

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Theses from 2020

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Predicting the Avoidance of Body Weight Information Using Novel Measures of Trait Information Avoidance, Aleksandra Golos

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The Effect of Culture on Entrepreneurial Networks, Lauren Kim

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The Opioid Crisis And Life Expectancy In The U.S., Gabriel Lozano

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What Happens When You Let the Hunger Games Loose? An Evaluation of Temptation Bundling as a Behavior Change for Good Strategy in the StepUp Program, Graelin H. Mandel

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Inflection vs. Continuation: A Discussion of Data Centralization in Startups, Corey Parker

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An Examination of the Association Between Mega-fund Managers' Investments in the Middle Market and Middle-Market Fund Managers' Investment Opportunities, Yingqi Peng

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University Community Engagement and Its Effect on University Brand Image, Lina Shi

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Foreign Exemptions in Tobacco, Alcohol, and Gambling Regulations: A Topographic Study of East and Southeast Asia, Jia Wei Teo

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The Effect of Celebrity Gaze-Cueing on Binary Choice Decision Making, Noah Werksman

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Do Women on Corporate Boards Impact Financial Performance? A Study of Indian Firms, Stephanie Wu

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IMF AND EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS DURING THE SOVEREIGN DEBT CRISIS, Ziyu Yan

Theses from 2019

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The Effect of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on Availability of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, Hannah Gay

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Measuring Firm Innovation and its Relationship with IPO and M&A Activities, Wan Jiang

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Technical Job Placement Success of Coding Bootcamps, Savi Joshi

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Assessing the Need for Online STEM Certifications in a Developing Country, Suganth Kannan

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Analyzing the Impact of Educational Attainment on Subpar Income Dynamics in Appalachia, Noah Katcher

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Risk Premia in the Yield Curve, Vinayak Kumar

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Why do People Invest in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)?, Hannah M. Liu

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Reinforcement Learning Applications in Real Time Trading, Yutong Liu

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Information Asymmetry in Corporate Bond Markets, Vivian Li

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Increasing Gender Equity in the Nigerian Microfinance Market, Geeta Minocha

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Why Are Sports Team IPOs Uncommon?, Chris K. Oh

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Comovements of Equity Markets in Emerging Economies, Ana Maria Ossa

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A Study on the Reaction of Households' Entertainment Consumption Due to the Path Act, Ricardo A. Pena

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Fundamental Signals, Future Earnings, and Abnormal Returns, Alexander F. Pompetzki

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Emotion Regulation and Incivility: keep it civil even though it may not be honest, Amy Shu Yi Qu

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Exploring An Aspirations Failure Trap Among Backward Castes and Muslims in India, Beeban Rai

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A Distance Framework to Understand the Academia-Practicioner Gap, Anika Usha Ranginani

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Voicing Stress, Deanna Taylor

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Frameworks for Evaluating Puerto Rico's Debt Sustainability, Zihan Xiong

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Misaligned Incentives: An Analysis of Executive Compensation as an Indicator of Managerial Influence, Elias R. Zenkich

Theses from 2018

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Roll-Up & Cross-Collateralization in DIP (Debtor-In-Possession) Financing as Measures of Creditor Control, Seung Hee (Stephanie) Cho

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Analyzing Price Limit Policy Under a Theoretical Framework, Shuangcheng Du

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To What Extent Would Operational Restructuring Through Connecting Market Participants Streamline the Informal Recycling Industry in Urban India?, Peter W. Hjemdahl and Svanika Balasubramanian

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The Cool Spread: Hedging Natural Gas - LNG Price Movements, Christopher L. Hofstadter

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Microgrid and Blockchain: Bringing Sustainable Electricity to Myanmar, Haneol Jeong

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An Investigation of Private Equity Buyout Performance During the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis, Frederick W. R. Jordaan

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An Investigation Into Best Practices and Lessons Learnt With Respect to China's Crackdown on Corruption, Dominic Kwok

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An Analysis of Cryptocurrency Governance, Mira Nagarajan

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Differences in Recruitment Preparation Between Business Fraternities and Social Greek Organizations, David Pang

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Measuring the Asymmetric Effect of Luck on CEO Compensation in the Exploration and Production Industry, Colin F. Pinto

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A Recency-Only Pareto/NBD, Rohan Rajagopalan

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Multivariate Comparison of Experts' Versus Users' Reviews Online, Mariana Repsold

Theses from 2017

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The Impact of Mutual Fund Manager Gender on Investor Capital Allocations, Natalie Borowski

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Gender Diversity in Corporate Boards in France: An Analysis, Konstantina Govotsos

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Asset Price Booms, Busts and Financial Crises, Ting Yin Teresa Heung

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Do Undergraduate Business Schools Cultivate Creative Thinking: The Wharton Curriculum As A Case In Point, Emily Y. Hu

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What Does It Mean To Draft Perfectly? An Evaluation Of Draft Strategy In The National Hockey League, Namita Nandakumar

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Potential For Progress: Implicit Bias Training's Journey To Making Change, Olivia Nelson

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Arbitrage Opportunities In The New England Electricity Market, Mattias Olsson

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Innovation In The Defense Industry: An Analysis Of Budget Spending & Early-Stage Ventures, Julia Peng

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White Collar Crime: The Role Of The Firm In Occupational Crime, Sarah Soley

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Health Access For Vulnerable Groups: A Study On The "Gypsy" Narikuravar Community In Tamil Nadu, India, Mara Zafiu

Theses from 2016

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Predicting Success in Equity Crowdfunding, John (Jack) Beckwith

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Liquidity Shocks and the Demand for Pawn Loans, Philip Barrett Block

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Optimizing Public-Private Partnerships: A Case Study in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure, Daniel Bondy

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The Provision of Charity Care by Nonprofit Hospitals, Angela Chen

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Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards: A Holistic Analysis, Neeka Choobineh

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The Credit Defaults of CDOs: An Investigation of Securitization in Offshore Financial Centers, Mei Sien (Sharon) Choong Kam Chong

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A Study on the History and Functionality of Real Estate Crowdfunding, Jeremy Cohen

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Gender and the Receptivity of Individuals to Blind Self Feedback, Penelope Deans

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The Impact of Own, Rival and Market Effects on Real Estate Private Equity Fund Performance, James Daniel Hogan

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Salary in the National Basketball Association, Jason Huang

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Determinants of Analyst Forecasting Accuracy, Salvador Hutira

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Do Subtle Similarities Signal Success? The Effect of Superficial Commonalities on Investors’ Predictions of Entrepreneurs’ Success, Ross Iscowitz

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Buying a Green Image or Investing in a Green Future?, Oliver Jenkins

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Tracing the Evolution of the “Buy One, Give One” Model Through a Comparative Case Study Analysis of Warby Parker and SoapBox Soaps, Harikrishnan Joy

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Effect of Human Capital on the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap, Andrea Lin

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Before and After the Financial Crisis: Reevaluating Hedge Fund Survival Probability Model, Tianni Lin

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Niche Brands: Understanding how niche fashion startups connect with Millennials, Kahle Mandarino

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Identifying the Attributes of the Investment Banking Role that Undergraduates Underestimate when Choosing Their Career, Louis Markham

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Optimizing the Allocation of Funds of an NFL Team under the Salary Cap, while Considering Player Talent, Jason Mulholland

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Rise of the Yuan: Export Similarity and Comparisons to the Yen, Kishan Patel

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On the Changes to the Index Inclusion Effect with Increasing Passive Investment Management, Cameron Scari

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Emotions in Real Estate Negotiations, Hayley Schneider

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The Economic Effect of Refugee Crises on Host Countries and Implications for the Lebanese Case, Kevin Shellito

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The Case of the Missing Motorcycle Helmet Mandates: Why has a universal motorcycle helmet law not been passed in the U.S. even with strong scientific evidence that supports such a measure?, Emily Wei

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The Cost of Renewable Power Integration and the Transition to Low Carbon Emissions for Japan’s Energy Industry, Mark (Kip) Werner