Professor Matouschek is the Alvin J. Huss Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Professor of Strategy and Department Chair of Strategy. He co-chairs Kellogg's doctoral program in Managerial Economics and Strategy and is an Associate Editor at the RAND Journal of Economics.
Professor Matouschek works on the economics of organizations with a particular focus on the optimal design of decision rules and the effect of competition on the organization and performance of firms. His papers have been published in a variety of economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the RAND Journal of Economics.
Professor Matouschek teaches in Kellogg's MBA, EMBA, and PhD programs and has received numerous teaching awards. In 2012 Kellogg's MBA students voted him the L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.
Before joining Kellogg in 2001, Professor Matouschek received his BSc, MSc, and PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.
This course focuses on the link between organizational structure and strategy, making use of the microeconomic tools taught in MECN-430. The core question is how firms should be organized to achieve their performance objectives. The first part of the course takes the firm's activities as given and studies the problem of organizational design; topics may include incentive pay, decentralization, transfer pricing, behavioral biases, and complementarities. The second part examines the determinants of a firm's boundaries and may cover such topics as outsourcing, horizontal mergers, and strategic commitment.