Wharton Research Centers

Wharton’s 20+ research centers and initiatives serve as a hub for exchange and study where faculty, students, and members of the business community address pressing global business challenges.  Their work generates courses, academic programs, community outreach, working papers, published research, and partnerships among academics, industry, and government.

AI, Analytics, and Data Science

AI & Analytics at Wharton

Eric T. Bradlow, Vice Dean

Raghu Iyengar, Faculty Director of Innovation, Experiential Learning and Research Initiatives

Behavioral Economics

Behavior Change for Good Initiative

Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman, Faculty Co-Directors

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Venture Lab

Lori Rosenkopf
Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

William and Phyllis Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Nicolaj Siggelkow, Harbir Singh, and Christian Terwiesch, Faculty Co-Directors

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative

Witold (Vit) Henisz, Vice Dean and Faculty Director

Family Business

Wharton Global Family Alliance

Raphael (Raffi) Amit, Faculty Director


Finance at Wharton

Joao F. Gomes, Senior Vice Dean

Health Economics

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Rachel Werner, Executive Director

Insurance & Pension

Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research

Olivia S. Mitchell, Director

Pension Research Council

Olivia S. Mitchell, Executive Director


Center for Leadership and Change Management

Michael Useem, Director

Operations Management

Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management

Morris A. Cohen and Marshall L. Fisher, Co-Directors

Public Policy

Penn Wharton Budget Model

Kent Smetters, Faculty Director

Real Estate

Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center

Joseph E. Gyourko, Director


Jay H. Baker Retailing Center

Thomas S. Robertson, Director