Andrew Postlewaite

Andrew Postlewaite
  • Harry P. Kamen Professor
  • Professor of Economics and Finance

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • ECON199 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Individual study and research under the direction of a member of the Economics Department faculty. At a minimum, the student must write a major paper summarizing, unifying, and interpreting the results of the study. This is a one semester, one c.u. course.

  • ECON212 - GAME THEORY

    An introduction to game theory and its applications to economic analysis. The course will provide a theoretical overview of modern game theory, emphasizing common themes in the analysis of strategic behavior in different social science contexts. The economic applications will be drawn from different areas including trade, corporate strategy and public policy.

  • ECON701 - MICROEC THEORY I

    Nonlinear programming, theory of the consumer and producer, general equilibrium.

  • ECON703 - MICROEC THRY II

    Game theory, decision making under uncertainty, information economics.

  • ECON712 - SEARCH THEORY & APP

    Topics and prerequisites announced each year.

  • ECON750 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS

    Public goods, externalities, uncertainty, and income redistribution as sources of market failures; private market and collective choice models as possible correcting mechanisms. Microeconomic theories of taxation and political models affecting economic variables.

  • ECON759 - POLIT ECON WORKSHOP

  • ECON789 - APPLD MICRO THEORY WRKSP

  • ECON998 - INDIV RDGS & RESEARCH

  • ECON999 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • FNCE203 - ADVANCED CORP FINANCE

    The objective of this course is to study the major decision-making areas of managerial finance and some selected topics in financial theory. The course reviews the theory and empirical evidence related to the investment and financing policies of the firm and attempts to develop decision-making ability in these areas. This course serves as an extension of FNCE 100 (FNCE 611). Some are as of financial management not covered in FNCE 100 are covered in FNCE 203. These may include leasing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financial planning and working capital management, and some other selected topics. Other areas that are covered in FNCE 100 are covered more in depth and more rigorously in FNCE 203. These include investment decision making under uncertainty, cost of capital, capital structure, pricing of selected financial instruments and corporate liabilities, and dividend policy. During the Spring semester, Professor Opp does not allow students to take this course pass fail.

  • FNCE399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Integrates the work of the various courses and familiarizes the student with the tools and techniques of research.

  • FNCE726 - ADVANCED CORP FINANCE

    The objective of this course is to study the major decision-making areas of managerial finance and some selected topics in financial theory. The course reviews the theory and empirical evidence related to the investment and financing policies of the firm and attempts to develop decision-making ability in these areas. This course serves as an extension of FNCE 611. Some areas of financial management not covered in FNCE 611 are covered in FNCE 726. These may include leasing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financial planning, and working capital management, and some other selected topics. Other areas that are covered in FNCE 611 are covered more in depth and more rigorously in FNCE 726. These include investment decision making under uncertainty, cost of capital, capital structure, pricing of selected financial instruments and corporate liabilities, and dividend policy.

Knowledge@Wharton

The Spike in Late Auto Loan Payments: Will It Spread?

Are the struggles that millions of Americans are having in paying one bill a sign that trouble is brewing for the broader economy?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/18
Cruising Ahead: China Merchants Group’s Shekou Prince Bay Project

As China’s economy continues to slow, it is turning to infrastructure spending once again to boost growth. Port development is part of this effort since active ports are expected to result in a more vibrant economy. With an eye towards tapping China’s growing cruise industry, the Shekou subsidiary of the China Merchants Group is harnessing

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/18
Gucci’s Misstep: Is a More Diverse Fashion Industry the Answer?

Gucci’s release of a sweater resembling blackface is the latest controversy renewing calls for greater diversity in the fashion industry.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/18