Matthew Caulfield

Matthew Caulfield
  • PhD Candidate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

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

Research Interests: Business & Society; Corporate Social Responsibility; Business & Human Rights; Business Ethics

Links: CV, Personal Website


Matthew Caulfield is a fifth-year doctoral candidate and Platt Fellow in Business Ethics. His main research interests are in Business & Society, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business & Human Rights, and Business Ethics. His most recent research focuses on CSR theory, organizational secrecy, and equality in markets and firms.

Prior to entering the program, he received a B.S. in Economics summa cum laude from Wharton, where he was a Wharton Research Scholar and a PwC Scholar.

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LGST 100 – Ethics & Social Responsibility (Instructor)

LGST 220 – International Business Ethics (Co-instructor)

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.

Awards and Honors

  • Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award, 2017
  • Platt Fellowship in Business Ethics, 2017-2021
  • Marc and Diane Spilker Corporate Governance Fund Award, 2017
  • Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative Student Fellowship, 2017
  • George James First-Year Doctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • Visiting PhD Scholar in Business Ethics – Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 1970

In the News


In the News

Two Virginia counties did the improbable: They replaced their voting machines

Matthew Caulfield and Michael Windle explain how the market structure of the voting-technology industry is a core cause of the stagnation that keeps voters across the United States using machines more than 10 years old.

Washington Post - 07/07/2017
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