Lauren Kaufmann

Lauren Kaufmann
  • PhD Student

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  • 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


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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Past Courses


    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.


Latin America in 2019: Will Political Upheaval Stall Growth?

Following elections, several Latin American leaders are charged with finding ways to solve economic problems they have inherited or made worse through poor governance. How will they fare in 2019?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/01/22
Make Way for Generation Z in the Workplace

Members of generation Z are entering the workforce, and they are different than those who came before them -- or are they?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/01/22
Why India’s Smartphone Revolution Is a Double-edged Sword

An explosion of affordable smartphones is turning Indians into internet users at the rate of three people per second. How is this affecting the country’s culture?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/01/22