I am an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
My research interest broadly lies in firm strategy and business economics, 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).
I earned my Ph.D. in Business Administration from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (May 2019). For my dissertation, I was awarded the 2017 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship. I was also named the runner-up for the 2018 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition and one of five finalists for the Best Student Paper at the 2018 Roundtable for Engineering Entrepreneurship Research. In my job market paper, I study how firms change their intensity and breadth 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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Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California