Sorin Maruster
Sorin Maruster

Adjunct Lecturer of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Sorin Maruster is a Lecturer of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. A member of the Department of Economics since 2002, he conducts research in the areas of transfer pricing, corporate finance and mechanism design. He teaches business analytics and microeconomics. Sorin received his PhD in economics from Northwestern University and is currently working as a full time consultant for KPMG's Economic and Valuation Services practice in Silicon Valley.

Print Vita
PhD, 2013, Economics, Northwestern University
MA, 2004, Economics, Northwestern University
BSc, 1999, Mathematical Economics, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Academic Positions
Lecturer, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2011-present
Instructor of Economics, Department of Economics and School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University, 2006-present

Print Research
Research Interests
Industrial organization, corporate finance, mechanism design

Working Papers
Maruster, Sorin. 2010. Optimal Information Sharing in Multinational Companies with Differential Taxes.
Maruster, Sorin. 2009. Export, FDI and Vertical Integration with Heterogeneous Firms.
Maruster, Sorin. 2006. The Choice Between Informed and Arm’s-Length Investors.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Business Analytics II (DECS-431-0)

This core course is equivalent to the course DECS-440 (MMM Business Analytics).

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 managerial relevant applications, cases and interpretations.

Microeconomic Analysis (MECN-430-0)
1Ys: This course is either waived during the admissions process or completed during the Summer term. Among the topics this core course addresses are economic analysis and optimal decisions, consumer choice and the demand for products, production functions and cost curves, market structures and strategic interactions, and pricing and non-price concepts. Cases and problems are used to understand economic tools and their potential for solving real-world problems.