Frank Limbrock
Frank Limbrock

Research Assistant Professor of Strategy

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Frank Limbrock joined Kellogg in 2010. He is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on health economics and industrial organization. His recent projects have examined the role of non-pecuniary incentives in prescription drug choice and substitution between branded and generic drugs.

Limbrock holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a Diplom from the University of Cologne.

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Ph.D., 2010, Economics, Yale University
M.Phil, 2006, Economics, Yale University
M.A., 2003, Economics, Yale University
MSc, 2002, Economics, London School of Economics
Diplom, 2003, Economics, University of Cologne

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Research Interests
Health Economics; Industrial Organization; Applied Econometrics

Dafny, Leemore SDavid DranoveFrank Limbrock and FionaScott Morton. 2011. Data Impediments to Empirical Work on Health Insurance Markets. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. 11(2): Article 8.
Limbrock, Frank. 2011. Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Incentives in Prescription Pharmaceuticals: The Case of Statins. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. Vol. 11(Issue 2): (Advances) Article 1.
Working Papers
Dranove, David and Frank Limbrock. The Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Access to Tertiary Hospitals.
Limbrock, Frank. 2011. Treatment Differences in Cardiac Care: Does Insurance Type Matter?.
Limbrock, Frank. 2011. Branded-Generic Substitution and Copayments in Prescription Pharmaceuticals.

Print Teaching
Health Economics (MECS-451-0)
This course will expose students to both seminal and cutting edge research in health economics. The pedagogy includes lecture, student presentations of research papers, and original student projects. Prerequisites: ECON 410-1, 410-2, 410-3 (Microeconomics) MKTG 476-0 (Introduction to Applied Econometrics 1) MECS 477-0 (Introduction to Applied Econometrics 2)

Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Analytics for Strategy (MGMT-469-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Decision Sciences, Health Enterprise Management, Managerial Analytics, Management & Strategy.

Most strategic decisions businesses make require an assessment of cause and effect. What will happen to prices and sales if I open a new location in a particular geographic area? How will consumers respond if I begin posting the caloric content of my food products at the point of purchase? What is the effect of seasonal bonuses on employee productivity? This course is a deep dive into the empirical tool that is most valuable for linking cause to effect: regression analysis. You will learn how to perform convincing data analyses to answer specific questions, how to evaluate analyses others have done, and how to present data analysis in a clear and accessible way.

Students who took DECS 434 prior to the launch of DECS 431 (Fall 2013) must have permission of the instructor to enroll.