Jorg Spenkuch
Jorg Spenkuch

Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Professor Spenkuch joined the Kellogg faculty in 2013 after receiving his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. His research interests include political economy, labor economics, and applied microeconomics more generally. He is currently working on issues related to strategic voting, learning in non-market environments, and on the interaction between religion and political extremism.

Areas of Expertise
Political Economy/Design
Voting Systems

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2013, Economics, University of Chicago
M.A., 2009, Economics, University of Chicago
B.A., 2007, Economics, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
B.A., 2007, Business Administration, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-2014

Grants and Awards
Best Paper Award, RGS Doctoral Conference

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Research Interests

Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy, and Behavioral Economics.

Becker, Gary S, Kevin M. Murphy and Jorg Spenkuch. Forthcoming. The Manipulation of Children's Preferences, Old Age Support, and Investment in Children's Human Capital. Journal of Labor Economics.
Spenkuch, Jorg. Forthcoming. Please Don't Vote for Me: Voting in a Natural Experiment with Perverse Incentives. Economic Journal.
Spenkuch, Jorg. 2014. Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Crime. American Law and Economics Review. 16(1): 177-219.
Fryer, Roland G., Devah Pager and Jorg Spenkuch. 2013. Racial Disparities in Job Finding and Offered Wages. Journal of Law and Economics. 56(3): 633-689.
Spenkuch, Jorg. 2012. Moral Hazard and Selection Among the Poor: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment. Journal of Health Economics. 31(1): 72-85.
Fryer, Roland G., Lisa Kahn, Steven D. Levitt and Jorg Spenkuch. 2012. The Plight of Mixed-Race Adolescents. Review of Economics and Statistics. 94(3): 621-634.
Working Papers
Spenkuch, Jorg and David Toniatti. 2015. Political Advertising and Election Outcomes: Evidence from Thousands of Natural Experiments.
Magleby, Daniel, Pablo Montagnes and Jorg Spenkuch. 2015. What's in a Name? Strategic Voting and Moral Hazard in the U.S. Senate.
Becker, Gary S, Kevin M. Murphy, Scott Kominers and Jorg Spenkuch. 2015. A Theory of Intergenerational Mobility.
Spenkuch, Jorg. 2014. Backward Induction in the Wild: Evidence from the U.S. Senate.
Spenkuch, Jorg and P. Tillman. 2014. Religion, Economics, and the Electoral Success of the Nazis.
Spenkuch, Jorg. 2014. (Ir)rational Voters?.
Cicala, Steve, Roland G. Fryer Jr. and Jorg Spenkuch. 2014. A Comparative Advantage Theory of Social Interactions.
Spenkuch, Jorg. 2011. The Protestant Ethic and Work: Micro Evidence from Contemporary Germany.

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