Sometimes change comes from organizations, businesses, or the government. But sometimes, change can begin with a single individual. Corinne Low, assistant professor at Wharton, is one such individual. She spoke out and stepped up to fight stigma surrounding homelessness on the Upper West Side when her neighbors and even friends were not only on the other side of the issue, but actively fundraising against her. Low is the co-founder of Upper West Side Open Hearts.
ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Corinne Low is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, specializing in labor and development economics. She also co-founded Upper West Side Open Hearts. Her research brings together applied microeconomic theory with lab and field experiments to understand the determinants of who gets how much across gender and age lines. Current ongoing projects focus on a new technology to examine hiring discrimination, the tradeoff women make between career and family in the US, and the impact of teaching girls negotiation skills in Zambia.
LINKS RELATED TO THIS EPISODE:
- Follow the UWS Open Hearts on Twitter
- UWS Open Hearts website
- City and State NY: How Shams DaBaron became the ‘homeless hero’
- The Daily Pennsylvanian: After opposition to homeless people in NYC mounted, two Penn profs. stepped up to help