Philip Mulder

Philip Mulder
  • Applied Economics Doctoral Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3733 Spruce Street, 400 Vance Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

Research Interests: Public Economics, Urban, Environmental

Links: Personal Website

Overview

Philip Mulder is a PhD student in the Wharton Applied Economics program. His primary interests are in public economics and topics in environmental and urban. His research focuses on environmental risks and climate change in urban environments.

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Research

Working Papers

Neglected No More: Housing Markets, Mortgage Lending, and Sea Level Rise” (with Benjamin J. Keys)

Dynamic Adverse Selection in Flood Insurance

Other Works in Progress

What’s at Stake? Understanding the Role of Home Equity in Flood Insurance Demand” (with Yanjun Liao)

Teaching

Past Courses

  • BEPP250 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

    This course will introduce you to "managerial economics" which is the application of microeconomic theory to managerial decision-making. Microeconomic theory is a remarkably useful body of ideas for understanding and analyzing the behavior of individuals and firms in a variety of economic settings. The goal of the course is for you to understand this body of theory well enough so that you can effectively analyze managerial (and other) problems in an economic framework. While this is a "tools" course, we will cover many real-world applications, particularly business applications, so that you can witness the usefulness of these tools and acquire the skills to use them yourself. We will depart from the usual microeconomic theory course by giving more emphasis to prescription: What should a manager do in order to achieve some objective? That course deliverable is to compare with description: Why do firms and consumers act the way they do? The latter will still be quite prominent in this course because only by understanding how other firms and customers behave can a manager determine what is beswt for him or her to do. Strategic interaction is explored both in product markets and auctions. Finally, the challenges created by asymmetric information - both in the market and within the firm - are investigated.

Knowledge@Wharton

Creating Equity in COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Distribution

Wharton’s Stephanie Creary and Aline Gatignon talk with Penn Medicine’s Dr. Florencia Greer Polite and David Casey of CVS Health about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and access in communities of color.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/4/2021
Why SPACs Are Booming

Many young private companies would prefer to merge with a SPAC -- or special purpose acquisition company -- rather than undertake an IPO. But increased regulatory scrutiny and other factors could temper the market, Wharton experts say.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/4/2021
How Foreign Work Visas Benefit the U.S. Economy

Foreign workers help boost the American economy by balancing labor supply and demand, says Wharton management professor Britta Glennon.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 5/4/2021