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Kellogg Strategy Department

The Strategy Department explores how firms create and capture value, and how they do so in light of their market environments, organizational capabilities, and regulatory constraints. The department's research and teaching are grounded in microeconomics and reflect its commitment to both rigor and relevance.

The department's research spans a wide range of topics, including health, innovation, organizational design, and industrial organization. Faculty use both economic theory and econometrics to explore these issues. The ultimate and unifying goal of the faculty's research is to improve our understanding of markets and organizations. The faculty share the belief that this is best achieved by combining rigorous economics with a deep understanding of institutional context and detail.

The Strategy faculty is at the cutting edge of research and teaching on the economics of organizations, markets, and public policy.

Strategy faculty sit on the editorial boards of leading journals and are frequently sought out for their expertise in business and government affairs. Members of the faculty founded the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and authored Economics of Strategy, one of the primary textbooks in the field.

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Featured Faculty Members

Elena Prager

Recent research tests whether wage growth slows following employer consolidation by examining hospital mergers.

David Besanko

Professor Besanko's research covers topics relating to the intersection of competitive strategy and public policy.

Benjamin Friedrich

Current work finds that Denmark's parental leave program reduced hospital and nursing home nurse employment by 15% and 10%.

Recent Strategy Research

Morale and Debt Dynamics
Daniel Barron, Jin Li, Michal Zator, Management Science, 2021
Nation Building and Education
Bryony Reich, Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, The Economic Journal, 2021
The Power of Referential Advice
Niko Matouschek, Steven Callander, Nicholas Lambert, Journal of Political Economy, 2021
The Returns to Nursing: Evidence from a Parental Leave Program
Benjamin Friedrich, Martin Hackmann, Review of Economic Studies, 2021
Employer Consolidation and Wages: Evidence from Hospitals
Elena Prager, Matt Schmitt, American Economic Review, 2021
Screening in Vertical Oligopolies
Jeroen Swinkels, Hector Chade, Econometrica, 2021
Behavioral Constraints on the Design of Subgame-Perfect Implementation Mechanisms
Ernst Fehr, Michael Powell, Tom Wilkening, American Economic Review, 2021

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