Andrew Postlewaite

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

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3rd Floor Vance Hall
    3733 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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. Please see the department for permission.

  • 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. Any 200-level LPS course when offered, WILL NOT count for Economics Majors unless you are officially registered as an LPS students.

  • ECON701 - MICROEC THEORY I

    Nonlinear programming, theory of the consumer and producer, general equilibrium. Prerequisite: Meeting the Department's minimal mathematical requirements, ECON 897 Summer Math program.

  • ECON703 - MICROEC THRY II

    Game theory, decision making under uncertainty, information economics. Prerequisite: Meeting the department's minimal mathematical requirements, ECON 897 Summer Math Program.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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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Regulators looking to prevent stock price manipulation must not harm the price discovery process that indexers depend on, says Wharton’s David Musto in an interview with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM.

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Knowledge @ Wharton - 3/2/2021
How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19

A new machine-learning approach to COVID-19 testing that was developed by Wharton’s Hamsa Bastani and other experts has produced encouraging results in Greece by identifying more asymptomatic, infected travelers than what conventional random testing would have achieved.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 3/2/2021