Amanda Starc
Amanda Starc

Associate Professor of Strategy

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Amanda Starc, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She received her BA in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, and her PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Dr. Starc's research interests include industrial organization and health economics.

Her research examines the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement ("Medigap") markets, as well as consumer behavior in insurance exchanges. Recent work measures the effectiveness of direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals. Her work links models of consumer choice and supply side incentives, and uses a range of econometric techniques to analyze data.

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Doctor of Philosophy, 2011, Business Economics, Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts, 2006, Economics, Case Western Reserve University, Summa Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Associate Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2016-present
Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2016

Other Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2016

Honors and Awards
Research Award Finalists, NIHCM

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Research Interests

Health Economics and Industrial Organization

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Teaching Interests

Health Economics, Firm Strategy

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.