Biographical Sketch

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 at the Northwestern University Law School (Courtesy). 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. 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 has taught at Brown University, the University of Southern California, and Cal Tech.


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.


Spulber is the author of thirteen books including The Innovative Entrepreneur, 2014, Cambridge University Press. His research is in the areas of Innovation Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Management Strategy, and Law.


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’s research has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States.


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, Journal of Legal Analysis, Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, and Yale Journal on Regulation.