Matthew LaPalme

Matthew LaPalme
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3029 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links: CV


Past Courses


    WH 101 is the first step of the Leadership Journey at Wharton. The course is designed to fuel students' unique interests in academic, research, and professional pursuits; to raise awareness of the complexity of business; and to increase understanding of the interrelatedness of business disciplines. Students will also acquire greater awareness of their strengths and leadership potential as members of the Wharton community and as future professionals. Students will come to appreciate that leadership is an act and best developed through study, feedback from trusted colleagues and peers, and stretch experiences that stimulate growth and development. Students will also begin to hone skills essential to the pursuit of personal, academic, and professional goals: thinking creatively, analyzing problems, applying what you have learned, and reflecting on learnings. A case-analysis project will engage students with the community through helping local agencies examine business challenges that they face. This course is for Wharton students only.


Sin and Soda: Can We Tax Our Way to Healthier Behavior?

New Wharton research analyzes the results of a tax on sugary beverages to determine the optimal rate.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/24
Why the Fed Has a Hidden Influence on Foreign Affairs

The Fed is largely seen as a domestic institution, but it quietly holds enormous sway on foreign affairs. Two Wharton professors ask: Should Congress have some input?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/24
The Rising Risks — and Opportunities — Confronting Global Agriculture

Dramatic changes in climate, consumer tastes, supply chains and technologies are upending the old order in global agriculture.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/23