Matthew Caulfield

Matthew Caulfield
  • PhD Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

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

Research Interests: Organizational Secrecy, Organizational Authority, Equality in Markets and Firms

Links: CV, Personal Website


Matthew Caulfield is a fourth-year doctoral student and Platt Fellow in Business Ethics. His main research interests are in normative business ethics. His dissertation focuses on Organizational Secrecy, Organizational Authority, and Equality in Markets and Firms.

Prior to entering the program, he graduated with a B.S. in Economics summa cum laude from Wharton, with concentrations in Management and Legal Studies & Business Ethics, where he was a Wharton Research Scholar and a PwC Scholar.

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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.

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

In the News


Latest Research

Matthew Caulfield (2019), Expressive Business Ethics, Business Ethics (Busines & Society 360), 3, pp. 123-153.
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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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Awards and Honors

Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award 2017
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