Michael Powell
Michael Powell

STRATEGY
Assistant Professor of Strategy

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Michael Powell received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy. Prior to coming to Kellogg, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of Applied Economics at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Professor Powell's research interests include organizational economics and industrial organization. His research has focused on understanding how firms are organized and how their organization interacts with market equilibrium. His work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.



Areas of Expertise
Contract Theory
Economics of Organizations
Industrial Organization

Print Vita
Education
Ph.D, 2011, Economics, MIT
B.A., M.A., 2006, Economics, UCLA
A.A., 2003, Liberal Arts, West Valley College

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-present
Donald P. Jacobs Scholar & Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2012-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011-2012

Other Professional Experience
Program committee: NBER Organizational Economics (2009, 2011), 2009-2011
Referee for: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Public Economics

Grants and Awards
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2011
MIT Presidential Fellowship, 2006-2008
UCLA Departmental Scholar in Economics, 2004-2006

Editorial Positions
Referee, Review of Economics and Statistics
Referee, Journal of Economic Surveys
Referee, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
Referee, Theoretical Economics
Referee, Journal of Political Economy
Referee, Journal of the European Economic Association
Referee, International Economic Review
Book Reviewer, Cambridge University Press
Referee, Journal of Labor Economics
Referee, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Referee, Economic Journal
Referee, RAND Journal of Economics
Referee, Management Science
Referee, RAND Journal of Economics
Referee, Management Science
Referee, Journal of Industrial Economics

Print Research
Articles
Powell, Michael. Forthcoming. An Influence-Cost Model of Organizational Practices and Firm Boundaries. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization.
Gibbons, Robert, Richard Holden and Michael Powell. 2012. Organization and Information: Firms' Governance Choices in Rational-Expectations Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics. 127(4): 1551-1609.
Working Papers
Li, Jin and Michael Powell. 2015. Multilateral Cooperation Under Uncertainty.
Powell, Michael. 2015. Productivity and Credibility in Industry Equilibrium.
Powell, MichaelNiko Matouschek and Jin Li. 2015. Power Dynamics in Organizations.
Fehr, Ernst, Michael Powell and Tom Wilkening. 2015. Behavioral Limitations of Subgame-Perfect Implementation.
Powell, MichaelJin Li and Rongzhu Ke. 2015. Managing Careers in Organizations.
Barron, Daniel and Michael Powell. 2014. Policy Commitments in Relational Contracts.
Gibbons, Robert, Richard Holden and Michael Powell. 2009. Rational-Expectations Equilibrium in Intermediate Good Markets.

 
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