Howard Pack

Howard Pack
  • Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3004 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: asian and arab economies, productivity, competitiveness, foreign aid, industrial development, industrial policy, technology transfer

Overview

Education

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BBA, The City College of New York

Recent Consulting

The World Bank; United Nations Development Program. Current Projects: Analysis of the Arab Economies; Evaluation of the impact of government economic intervention in selected Asian countries; Productivity in African manufacturing.

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1988-present. University of Pennsylvania: 1986-present (Director, Program in International Development and Appropriate Technology, 1986-94). Previous appointments: Swarthmore College; Yale University

Professional Leadership 2005-2009

Board of Editors, World Bank Research Observer, World Development, Journal of Development Economics

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • CPLN995 - DISSERTATION

  • CPLN999 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • EAS 499 - SENIOR CAPSTONE

    The Senior Capstone Project is required for all BAS degree students, in lieu of the senior design course. The Capstone Project provides an opportunity for the student to apply the theoretical ideas and tools learned from other courses. The project is usually applied, rather than theoretical, exercise, and should focus on a real world problem related to the career goals of the student. The one-semester project may be completed in either the fall or sprong term of the senior year, and must be done under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member. To register for this course, the student must submit a detailed proposal, signed by the supervising professor, and the student's faculty advisor, to the Office of Academic Programs two weeks prior to the start of the term.

  • ECON030 - PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS

    This course provides an introduction to the economic method for analyzing public policy questions. It develops the implications of this method for the role of government in a market economy and for the analysis of specific public projects.

  • ECON998 - INDIV RDGS & RESEARCH

  • ECON999 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • MGMT715 - POL & SOC ENVIRON OF MM

    All successful firms go global. This course provides a broad introduction to international business. You will learn about who loses and who gains from trade, what are the effects of tariffs and non-tariff barriers, the World Trade Organization (WTO), regional trading blocs, and NAFTA. The course then turns to the international financial architecture, focusing on exchange rate risk. We then move to multinational firm strategies, including a discussion of the reasons for why firms choose to do business globally through trade or FDI, international tax strategy, joint ventures, technology transfer, different ways to be a multinational firm, and ethical dilemmas. The class is a mix of lectures and cases that allow students to synthesize the extensive materials on multinational management, international institutions, economic policies, and politics with a goal towards formulating multinational firm strategy.

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The Jerusalem Controversy: What It Means for the Region’s Economies

The Arab economies are overly reliant on oil and need to diversify, while Trump’s Jerusalem move is a needless irritant, say experts from Wharton and Johns Hopkins.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2017/12/14
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