Daniel Barron
Daniel Barron

Donald P. Jacobs Scholar
Assistant Professor of Strategy

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Daniel Barron received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Strategy. Before coming to Kellogg, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Cowles Foundation at Yale University. Professor Barron's interests include contract theory and organizational economics. His research focuses on how firms and other organizations use relational contracts to motivate their long-term partners.

Areas of Expertise
Contract Theory
Economics of Organizations
Game Theory

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2013, Economics, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
B.S., 2008, Mathematics, Indiana University
B.A., 2008, Economics, Indiana University

Academic Positions
Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Postdoctoral Associate, Economics, Yale University, 2013-2014

Other Professional Experience
Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, 2013-2014

Grants and Awards
James A and Ruth Levitan Teaching Award, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Massachussetts Institute of Technology Fellowship

Print Research
Research Interests
Relational Contracts, Economics of Organizations, Contract Economics

Working Papers
Barron, Daniel and Michael Powell. 2014. Policy Commitments in Relational Contracts.
Barron, Daniel and Isaiah Andrews. The Allocation of Future Business.
Barron, Daniel. Attaining Efficiency with Imperfect Public Monitoring and Dynamic Adverse Selection.
Barron, Daniel. Putting the Relationship First.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Strategy, Economics of Organization
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Business Strategy (MGMT-431-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Management & Strategy

Strategy is the set of objectives, policies and resource commitments that collectively determine how a business positions itself to create wealth for its owners. This course introduces students to principles and conceptual frameworks for evaluating and formulating business strategy. Topics include the boundaries of the firm, the analysis of industry economics, strategic positioning and competitive advantage, and the role of resources and capabilities in shaping and sustaining competitive advantages.