Daniel Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice in the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management and the Director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship. He currently serves as the Faculty Director for the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative. In addition, he holds faculty appointments at the Department of Political Science, the Department of Linguistics and the School of Law, all at Northwestern University.


Daniel Diermeier is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  This election “honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good”   (AAAS Press Release of 4/24/13).  Professor Diermeier is recognized particularly for his work in political science and game theory. Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation including George Washington and Albert Einstein, among others.


In April 2014, Professor Diermeier was named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute in 2007, named the “Oscar of Business Schools” by the Financial Times and the 2001 Professor of the Year Award at the Kellogg School of Management. In 2012, he was included among the World’s Best 50 Business School Professors by Fortune magazine.


His teaching and research focuses on political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, crisis leadership, reputation management, and strategic aspects of corporate social responsibility. He has published two books, 30 case studies, and more than 80 research articles in academic journals mostly in the fields of economics, political science, management, but also in other areas ranging from linguistics and psychology to computer science and applied mathematics. His most recent book Reputation Rules: Strategies for Managing Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset was published in 2011 and has been translated into Japanese and Mandarin. In 2013, his book was released as an audio book. His research has been featured globally in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Business Week, the Financial Times, Fortune, and The New York Times.


Professor Diermeier has advised many of the world’s leading companies. His clients include Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Allianz, Baxter International, BP, Edelman, Eisai, Ernst & Young, Exelon, the FBI, General Mills, W.W. Grainger, Hyatt, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, McDonald’s, Medtronic, Metro AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, State Farm, Takeda, Target, and UnitedHealth Group.


He is the academic director of CEO Perspectives (Kellogg’s most senior executive education program), a joint venture among the Kellogg School of Management, University of Chicago, and the Corporate Leadership Center, and serves as chairman of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation, winner of the 2012 Chicago “Up-and Comer” Innovation Award. He is a research fellow at the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. In December 2004, he was appointed to the Management Board of the FBI.


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