I am a PhD candidate in the Business and Public Policy (BPP) group at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. With the support of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship,
I am finishing my dissertation and will receive a PhD degree by May 2019. I am currently on the job market for Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Organization Theory, and International Business areas.
My research interest lies in innovation strategy and entrepreneurship, spanning the intersection of firm strategy, public policy, and the market. The key question in my research is how policy or regulation influences strategic behavior of established firms as well as new entrants. Three specific themes that motivate my research include (1) how competition policy incentivizes entrepreneurship and innovation, (2) how firms achieve a competitive advantage through innovation, 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 these questions, I assembled a unique dataset comprising all 461 price-fixing cartel cases in the U.S. from 1975-2016, where I match 1,818 collusive firms to patent data, the Compustat, and the U.S. Census restricted-use microdata. 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.
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Business and Public Policy
Haas School of Business