The intersection of business and politics is a dynamic and often contentious point of overlap. The Public Policy Impact series touches on topics such as energy policy, government regulations, the tax code, and other issues that have far-reaching implications for corporate America.
Public Policy Impact
In a podcast interview with Knowledge@Wharton, McCombs Assistant Professor Brian Richter explains how a CEO's political leanings can sway employees' votes.
The results are in: Americans say energy issues will be a top priority when they go to the polls, but party platforms won’t cinch their support. Find out what does energize voters in the latest University of Texas Energy Poll, released October 28.
Another federal judge has ruled against the Affordable Care Act’s individual subsidies mandate, but for small businesses, the countdown to compliance is still on. Faculty from McCombs and across The University of Texas weigh in and offer their best advice for employers.
From religion in the workplace to TV on the Internet, several high-profile rulings from the Supreme Court’s 2013–2014 term will bring sweeping changes for American corporations and consumers.
Shell companies are common havens for criminals involved in money laundering, drug trafficking, and even terrorism. The U.S. is among the top offenders.
Immediate, far-reaching fiscal policy changes may be America’s only hope of escaping a grim economic future, Professor Michael Granof argues.
Shifting government pensions from defined-benefit to defined-contribution retirement plans is a step in the wrong direction, McCombs Accounting Professor Michael Granof argues.
The Supreme Court tackled a number of weighty issues this term, including marriage equality, human rights, and the legality of patenting human genes. Here’s what it all means for the business community.
The booming U.S. natural gas market offers promising opportunities to address global warming. But the transition toward using more gas will require policy support, incentives, and a sea change in the transportation, manufacturing, and building sectors.
Americans have fractured feelings about today’s boom in natural gas. They want more of it produced here at home, but they’re sharply divided about the chief technology for getting it out of the ground: hydraulic fracturing of subterranean shale. That’s a top trend in the latest University of Texas Energy Poll, released April 9.