Justin Lenzo
Justin Lenzo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Strategy

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Justin Lenzo is Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy. He joined the Kellogg School of Management faculty in 2006.

Professor Lenzo's research interests focus primarily on the field of empirical industrial organization. Much of his research examines the adoption of new technologies in strategic environments, with a particular emphasis recently on medical technology.

He received his PhD in Economics from Boston University. Prior to graduate study, he worked on antitrust cases at the Federal Trade Commission.

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PhD, 2007, Economics, Boston University
BA, 2000, Government, Georgetown University, Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2007-present
Senior Lecturer, Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2006-2007
Economic Research Analyst, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, 2000-2001

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Research Interests
Industrial organization, applied econometrics, game theory

Lenzo, Justin and Todd Sarver. 2006. Correlated Equilibrium in Evolutionary Models with Subpopulations. Games and Economic Behavior. 56(2): 271-284.
Working Papers
Lenzo, Justin. 2010. Competition and Complementary Activities: Lessons from Radiological Diagnosis and Treatment.
Lenzo, Justin. 2008. Market Structure and Profit Complementarity: The Case of SPECT and PET.

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Teaching Interests
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Business Analytics II (DECS-431-0)
This sequel to DECS-430 extends the statistical techniques learned in that course to allow for the exploration of relationships between variables, primarily through multivariate regression. In addition to learning basic regression skills, including modeling and estimation, students will deepen their understanding of hypothesis testing and how to make inferences and predictions from data. Students will also learn new principles such as identification and robustness. The course has an intense focus on managerially relevant applications, cases and interpretations.

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.