Andrew Postlewaite

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

Contact Information

Teaching

Current Courses

  • ECON701 - Microec Theory I

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

    ECON701001

  • 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.

    ECON750001

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 - TOPICS IN ADV ECONOMICS

    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.

  • ECON789 - APPLD MICRO THEORY WRKSP

  • 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

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New research from Wharton examines the influence of the World Bank’s ease of doing business indicator, which affects policy through bureaucratic, international and domestic political channels.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/10/16
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With its new suburban Atlanta health clinic, Walmart is making a risky move into the provision of primary care services. Two experts discuss whether the strategy will benefit the company and its customers.

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Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger’s latest research on persuasive language puts some science behind the notion that it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/10/15