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.

Knowledge@Wharton

Redefining Gender at Work: How Companies Are Evolving

Even though awareness has increased, many workplaces are still struggling to create effective policies to address rapidly changing societal norms on gender.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/22
Could Universal Health Care Work in the U.S.?

Bernie Sanders’ announcement that he is running for president in 2020 has turned the spotlight on his “Medicare for All” proposal. It could work in theory, experts say -- but the devil is in the details.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/22
The Global Clean Water Challenge: How Micro-utilities Offer a Solution

As World Water Day approaches, some 2.1 billion people globally lack safe drinking water. The costs in childhood mortality and chronic illness are huge. Now, a nascent solution could make a big difference.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/21