Daniel Barron
Daniel Barron

Assistant Professor of Strategy

Print Overview

Daniel Barron received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of 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

Honors and Awards
Kellogg Faculty Impact Award (STRT-431), Kellogg School of Management
Deutsche Bahn Prize For Outstanding Research in Organisation and Management ("Relational Adaptation under Reel Authority"), Centre for Economic Policy Research
James A and Ruth Levitan Teaching Award, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Massachussetts Institute of Technology Fellowship

Editorial Positions
Referee, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
Referee, Journal of Law and Economics
Referee, International Economic Review
Referee, Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Referee, Journal of the European Economic Association
Referee, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Referee, Economic Theory
Referee, Games and Economic Behavior
Referee, American Economic Review
Referee, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
Referee, Management Science
Referee, Journal of Economic Theory
Referee, International Journal of Industrial Organization
Referee, Quarterly Journal of Economics

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

Barron, Daniel and Isaiah Andrews. Forthcoming. The Allocation of Future Business. American Economic Review.
Working Papers
Barron, Daniel, Robert Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy. 2016. Relational Contracts under Reel Authority.
Barron, Daniel and Jin Li. 2016. Financing Constraints and Relational Contracts.
Barron, Daniel and Michael Powell. 2016. Policies in Relational Contracts.
Barron, Daniel. 2016. Attaining Efficiency with Imperfect Public Monitoring and Dynamic Adverse Selection.
Barron, Daniel. 2013. Putting the Relationship First.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Strategy, Economics of Organization
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Business Strategy (STRT-431-0)
This course was formerly known as MGMT 431
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.