Lauren Kaufmann

Lauren Kaufmann
  • PhD Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    Jon. M. Huntsman Hall, Suite 600
    3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: business ethics, behavioral ethics, ethical decision making, neuroethics, impact investing

Overview

Lauren Kaufmann is a third-year doctoral student and Platt Fellow in Business Ethics, with a Certificate in Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience. Her research is in the area of behavioral ethics.

Her recent awards include the Winkelman Fellowship in Applied Economics (2018), Connie Duckworth Fellowship (2017), Marc and Diane Spilker Corporate Governance Fellowship (2018, 2017), Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award (2017), George James Doctoral Fellowship (2016), and Class of 1939 Fellowship (2016).

Lauren holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a MSc from the London School of Economics (with Distinction). Prior to enrolling at Wharton, Lauren worked in the field of impact investing.

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • LGST100 - ETHICS & SOCIAL RESP

    This course explores business responsibility from rival theoretical and managerial perspectives. Its focus includes theories of ethics and their application to case studies in business. Topics include moral issues in advertising and sales; hiring and promotion; financial management; corporate pollution; product safety; and decision-making across borders and cultures.

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