Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1990. He is also Professor of Law (Courtesy) at the Northwestern University Law School. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 1979 and his M.A. in economics in 1976 from Northwestern University and his B.A. in economics in 1974 from the University of Michigan.
Spulber is the Research Director for the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth. He served as the founding director of Kellogg's International Business & Markets Program. Spulber has taught at Brown University, the University of Southern California, and Cal Tech.
A highly-valued public speaker, Spulber has spoken most recently at events sponsored by Oracle, Qualcomm, The Kauffman Foundation, The Technology Policy Institute, and The Global Competition Review.
Spulber's research is in the areas of Innovation, International Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Management Strategy, and Law. Spulber has received eight National Science Foundation grants, three Searle Fund Grants, and three Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Grants for economic research. Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
Spulber has published numerous journal articles in economics journals and law reviews, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Rand Journal of Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Harvard Journal on Law and Public Policy, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, and Yale Journal on Regulation.
Spulber is the author of thirteen books: The Innovative Entrepreneur (2014, Cambridge University Press), The Theory of the Firm: Microeconomics with Endogenous Entrepreneurs, Firms, Markets, and Organizations, (2009, Cambridge University Press), Networks in Telecommunications: Economics and Law (with Christopher Yoo, 2009, Cambridge University Press), Economics and Management of Competitive Strategy (2009, World Scientific Publishers), Global Competitive Strategy (2007, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); Management Strategy (2004, McGraw Hill); Famous Fables of Economics: Myths of Market Failures (edited, 2002, Blackwell Publishing); Market Microstructure: Intermediaries and the Theory of the Firm (1999, Cambridge University Press); The Market Makers: How Leading Companies Create and Win Markets (1998, McGraw-Hill/ Business Week Books); Deregulatory Takings and the Regulatory Contract: The Competitive Transformation of Network Industries in the United States (with J. Gregory Sidak, 1997, Cambridge University Press); Protecting Competition from the Postal Monopoly (with J. Gregory Sidak, 1996, American Enterprise Institute); Regulation and Markets (1989, M.I.T. Press); and Essays in the Economics of Renewable Resources (edited with Leonard J. Mirman, 1982, Elsevier-North Holland).
Antitrust, Innovation Economics, Microeconomics, Theory of the Firm, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Law and Economics, Management Strategy.
International Business Strategy, Innovation Economics