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 Pritzker School of Law. 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 serves as the Research Director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He has 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.
Spulber’s research is in Antitrust, Innovation, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Management Strategy, and Law. Spulber has received 34 research grants, including grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Spulber has provided expert testimony before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Postal Rate Commission, and state regulatory agencies including the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, and the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Spulber provided expert estimony before the Superior Court for the State of California for the Country of Los Angeles, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Spulber’s research has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy published by Wiley-Blackwell, http://editjems.org/
Spulber has organized 30 law and economics conferences on innovation and entrepreneurship. Spulber has spoken at events organized by Oracle, Qualcomm, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, The General Accountability Office (GAO), The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Technology Policy Institute, and The Global Competition Review.
Spulber has published numerous articles in leading economics journals and law reviews. Spulber was ranked 6th among economists in the United States in “Trends in Rankings of Economics Departments in the U.S.: An Update,” L. C. Scott and P. M. Mitias, Economic Inquiry, 34, April, 1996, pp. 378-400. He was highly ranked for 1979-2003 adjusted appearances in “The Most Frequent Contributors to the Elite Economics Journals: Half Century of Contributions to the ‘Blue Ribbon Eight’,” J. L. Heck and P. A. Zaleski, Journal of Economics and Finance, 9 Spring, 2006, pp. 1-37.
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