Peter Lugthart

Peter Lugthart
  • Applied Economics Doctoral Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3733 Spruce Street, 300 Vance Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Environmental economics, public economics, land use and natural resources



BA in Economics and Biology, Williams College (2018)

Work Experience

Research Analyst, Global Poverty Action Lab at the Kellogg School of Business (2018 – 2021)

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Awards and Honors

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program

    Knowledge at Wharton

    Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in Retirement Readiness

    Black and Hispanic Americans are less financially prepared for retirement than their white counterparts for multiple reasons. Participants at the 2023 Pension Research Council Symposium grappled with the underlying causes and suggested reforms.Read More

    Knowledge @ Wharton - 6/6/2023
    The Looming Algorithmic Divide: Navigating the Ethics of AI

    Fueled by technological disparities and AI biases, the emerging “algorithmic divide” needs to be front and center for business and political leaders, write Wharton’s Scott Snyder and co-author Hamilton Mann.Read More

    Knowledge @ Wharton - 6/6/2023
    The Marketing Psychology Behind Celebrity Endorsements

    Celebrity endorsements sell products, even when the star outshines the brand. In a new study, Wharton experts use neuroscience to understand consumer decision-making.Read More

    Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/30/2023