George Georgiadis, an Associate Professor in the Strategy department, is an applied microeconomic theorist with a focus on organizational economics and industrial organization. His recent research, at a broad level, aims to understand how the design of performance pay plans affects the behaviors of individuals in various organizational settings, develop insights regarding the optimal design of incentives, and shed light on what information firms must collect, or otherwise take a stance on, to optimize their incentive plans. His work has been published in various journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics.
Professor Georgiadis teaches Strategy and Organization (STRT 452), an elective MBA course on organizational economics, which aims to offer a micro-economic approach to both the internal organization of firms and its relationship with their rivals' overall strategies. Topics include incentive pay, decentralization (e.g., transfer pricing and coordination issues), horizontal mergers, and vertical integration. Prior to joining Kellogg, he taught at the California Institute of Technology and Boston University. He received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University in Greece, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.A. in Economics from UCLA, and a Ph.D in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Microeconomic Theory, Organization Economics, Industrial Organization