I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Business and Public Policy (BPP) group at Berkeley-Haas, where I will receive a Ph.D. degree by May 2019. I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2018 AoM in Chicago and the 2019 AEA in Atlanta.
My research interest lies in innovation strategy and entrepreneurship, spanning the intersection of firm strategy, public policy, and the market. Three themes that motivate my research include (1) how competition policy incentivizes entrepreneurship and innovation, (2) how firms manage their innovation processes and outcomes, and (3) organizational culture and its performance implications.
My dissertation tackles three important consequences of market competition: innovation, entrepreneurship, and the functioning of capital markets. To study this,
I assemble a unique dataset on over 460 price-fixing cartel cases in the U.S. for 1975-2016, where I match 1,818 collusive firms to firm-level business data. Each cartel case consists of a start and end date which I use to proxy for competition, or lack thereof.
I then use a difference-in-difference methodology, matching colluding firms to various counterfactual firms. Its academic and practical importance has been recognized by the 2017 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship.
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Business and Public Policy
Haas School of Business