Sara Moreira
Sara Moreira

Assistant Professor of Strategy

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Sara Moreira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy. Her general areas of interest are applied macroeconomics and industrial organization, with an emphasis on the dynamics of business formation, growth, and productivity.

She is currently engaged in a variety of research projects that use granular data from large datasets to study key aspects of the aggregate evolution of entrepreneurial activity and labor demand in the economy. Her recent work studies how the state of the economy when businesses start operations affects their size and performance over the lifecycle.

Sara joined Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management in July 2016. She received a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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Doctor of Philosophy, 2016, Economics, University of Chicago
Masters in Science, 2009, Applied Econometrics and Forecasting, ISEG Lisbon School of Management
Bachelor of Sciences, 2005, Economics, Universidade do Porto FEP

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2016-present
Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2016-present

Other Professional Experience
Research Economist, Banco de Portugal, 2005-2010

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend 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.