Kellogg School of Management, 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
2016 - Present: Associate Professor (without tenure) of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Spring 2018: Visiting Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
2013 - 2016: Assistant Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
2012 - 2013: Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
2011 - 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006 - 2011: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Economics
Thesis title: "Essays in Organizational Economics"
Committee: Robert Gibbons, Glenn Ellison, Bengt Holmstrom
2003 - 2006: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. and M.A., Economics
2001 - 2003: West Valley College, A.A., Liberal Arts
Productivity and Credibility in Industry Equilibrium
RAND Journal of Economics, accepted
Managing Careers in Organizations (with Rongzhu Ke and Jin Li)
Journal of Labor Economics, 36(1), January 2018
Power Dynamics in Organizations (with Jin Li and Niko Matouschek)
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 9(1), February 2017
An Influence-Cost Model of Organizational Practices and Firm Boundaries
Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 31(Suppl 1), August 2015
Organization and Information: Firms' Governance Choices in Rational-Expectations Equilibrium (with Robert Gibbons and Richard Holden)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(4), November 2012
Sticking Points: Common-Agency Problems and Contracting in the U.S. Healthcare System (with Brigham Frandsen and James B. Rebitzer) May 2018. Resubmitted.
Markets for Rhetorical Services (with Dan Barron), May 2018.
Policies in Relational Contracts (with Dan Barron), February 2018. Resubmitted.
The Firm-Growth Imperative: A Theory of Production and Personnel Management (with Rongzhu Ke and Jin Li), January 2018.
Multilateral Interactions Improve Cooperation Under Random Fluctuations (with Jin Li), January 2018. Resubmitted.
Behavioral Constraints on the Design of Subgame-Perfect Implementation Mechanisms (with Ernst Fehr and Tom Wilkening), February 2017. R&R.
Research in Progress
Chains of Opportunity Revisited: Evidence from a Pension Reform (with Nicola Bianchi, Giulia Bovini, Jin Li, and Matteo Paradisi).
Eric Zitzewitz Award, Utah Winter Business Economics Conference (2017)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2007-2011)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Presidential Fellowship (2006-2008)
UCLA Departmental Scholar in Economics (2004-2006)
Referee for: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; American Economic Review; American Law and Economics Review; Cambridge University Press; Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory; Econometrica; Economic Inquiry; Economic Journal; Economics Letters; Economica; Games; Games and Economic Behavior; International Economic Review; International Journal of Health Economics and Management; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Israel Science Foundation; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Surveys; Journal of Economic Theory; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Labor Economics; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations; Journal of Political Economy; Journal of Public Economics; Labour Economics; Management Science; Quarterly Journal of Economics; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economic Design; Review of Economic Studies; Review of Economics and Statistics; Theoretical Economics
Program Committee: NBER Organizational Economics (2009, 2011); North American Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society (2016); Workshop on Relational Contracting (2016); Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (2017)
Co-Organizer: Workshop on Relational Contracting (2017)
2017-2018: Workshop on Relational Contracts and Dynamics (Discussant); Princeton Microeconomic Theory Seminar; ASSA Winter Meeting (Discussant); Harvard Contracts and Organizations Lunch; MIT Organizational Economics Workshop; MIT Organizational Economics Lunch; BU Occasional Theory Workshop; CSIO-IDEI Conference; Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics; SITE Dynamic Games, Contracts, and Markets (Scheduled)
2016-2017: Warwick Theory Seminar; UCLA Theory Workshop; Miami Economic Theory Conference; ASSA Winter Meeting (Discussant); Cornell Strategy and Business Economics Workshop; CSIO-IDEI Conference (Discussant)
2015-2016: Queen's Economics Microeconomics Workshop; Purdue Economics Seminar; CSIO-IDEI Conference (Discussant); MIT Organizational Economics Workshop; Chile Workshop on Industrial Organization, Keynote Speaker; Columbia IO & Strategy Workshop; Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics
2014-2015: Clemson Economics Seminar; CEPR Workshop on Incentives, Management and Organisation; NBER Organizational Economics Conference (Discussant); University of Hong Kong; HKUST; European School on New Institutional Economics; Munich Workshop on Relational Contracts; International Society for New Institutional Economics; Western Economics Association International Conference; NBER Personnel Economics Conference; Econometric Society World Congress
2013-2014: CEPR Workshop on Incentives, Management and Organisation; Chicago Booth Applied Theory Workshop; MIT Sloan Organizational Economics Lunch; Toronto Rotman Business Economics Seminar; NBER Organizational Economics Conference (Discussant); University of Zurich; LMU Munich; University of Regensburg; Utah Winter Business Economics Conference; International Industrial Organization Conference (Presenter and Discussant); Society of Labor Economics Meeting; Foundations of Business Strategy Conference; CSIO-IDEI Conference; International Society for New Institutional Economics Conference; European Health Economics Workshop (Discussant); Goethe University Frankfurt; Organizational Economics Workshop Sydney Keynote Speaker
2012-2013: NYU Stern Industrial Organization Seminar; USC Marshall Applied Economics Workshop; Haas-Sloan Conference on the Law and Economics of Organizations; NBER Organizational Economics Conference; North American Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society (Discussant); Northwestern Economics Industrial Organization Seminar; Queen's School of Business Economics of Organizations Workshop; International Conference on Contracts, Procurement, and Public-Private Arrangements; International Society for New Institutional Economics Conference; European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (Presenter and Discussant)
2011 - 2012: University of Rochester (Simon); University of Pennsylvania (Wharton BPP); Northwestern University (Kellogg M&S); Caltech (HSS); LSE (Economics); Duke University (Fuqua Strategy); Columbia Business School (Microeconomics); Stanford University (GSB)
Brogaard, Engelberg, and Van Wesep, "Do Economists Swing for the Fences after Tenure?" ASSA, January 2018
Kolotilin and Li, "Relational Communication with Transfers," Workshop on Relational Contracting, September 2017
Jullien, Lefouili, and Riordan, "Privacy Protection," CSIO-IDEI Conference, May 2017
Alfaro, Bloom, Conconi, Fadinger, Legros, Newman, Sadun, Van Reenen, "All Together Now," ASSA, January 2017
Rhodes and Wilson, "False Advertising," CSIO-IDEI Conference, October 2015
Moszoro, Spiller, and Stolorz, "Rigidity of Public Contracts," NBER Organizational Economics Workshop, November 2014
Olivella and Siciliani, "Reputational Concerns with Altruistic Providers," European Health Economics Workshop, June 2014
Balmaceda, "The Buck Stops Here: Delegation vs. Centralization," International Industrial Organization Conference, April 2014
Alfaro, Conconi, Fadinger, and Newman, "Do Prices Determine Vertical Integration?" NBER Organizational Economics Workshop, December 2013
Troya-Martinez, "Vertical Relational Contracts and Trade Credit," European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, August 2013
Lazarev, "Getting More from Less: Understanding Airline Pricing," Econometric Society Session on Bounded Rationality, January 2013
Rafayal Ahmed, 2018. Initial Placement: TBD.
Colin Shopp, 2018. Initial Placement: Boston Consulting Group.
Can Urgun, 2017. Initial Placement: Princeton Economics Department.
Tongtong Shi, 2016. Initial Placement: Analysis Group.
Winter 2018 - Economics 2010B: Economic Theory (PhD)
Fall 2017 - STRT 452: Strategy and Organization (MBA); MECS 570-1: Organizational Economics I (PhD)
Spring 2017 - STRT 452: Strategy and Organization (MBA)
Winter 2017 - MECS 570-1: Organizational Economics I (PhD)
Spring 2016 - MECS 475: The Economics of Organizations (PhD)
Winter 2016 - STRT 452: Strategy and Organization (MBA)
Spring 2015 - MECS 475: The Economics of Organizations (PhD)
Winter 2015 - STRT 452: Strategy and Organization (MBA)
Spring 2014 - MGMT 452: Strategy and Organization (MBA); MECS 475: The Economics of Organizations (PhD)
Spring 2013 - MGMT 452: Strategy and Organization (MBA)