I am a PhD candidate in the Business and Public Policy (BPP) group at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. I expect to receive a PhD degree by May 2019. I am currently on the job market for the Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship areas.
My research interest broadly lies in firm strategy, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. The key question in my research is how entrepreneurs as well as established firms strategically manage their innovation processes and outcomes in response to ever-changing business environments (both market and nonmarket dimensions).
For my dissertation, I was awarded the 2017 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship. I was also named one of eight finalists for the 2018 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition and one of five finalists for the Best Student Paper Prize at the 2018 REER (the winner will be selected on Nov 3 and 4).
In my job market paper, I study how firms change their rate and direction of innovation in response to market competitiveness. The formation and breakup of price fixing cartels provide an ideal novel setting to proxy for competition, or lack thereof. I assembled a unique dataset on all 461 prosecuted cartel cases from 1975–2016, where I match 1,818 collusive firms to patent data and the U.S. Census microdata. I then use a difference-in-difference methodology, comparing colluding firms to carefully defined counterfactual firms.
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Business and Public Policy
Haas School of Business