I’m an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Management group at University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.
A career in technology development got me interested in strategic management. Strategic decisions make or break companies — big and small — all the time.
My research extends or applies abstract models to specific important business questions. Topics include: airline competition, incentives for sales agents and switching between cellular providers. My most recent research is motivated by insurer-hospital negotiations.
I teach MBA Economics, Competitive Strategy and Advanced Strategy. I also teach PhD Industrial Organization.
My MBA courses analyze current business events and decisions using competitive strategy tools. We use general-interest questions like where is the “sharing” economy heading, what is Amazon’s Twitch game and why isn’t grocery delivery taking off to develop our ability to think, predict and act strategically in business.
Some self-contained talks:
Our local seed investment fund sometimes invites me to evaluate pitches. I’m mostly interested in products based on technological innovations.
My wife happens to be the best child psychologist in the known universe.
On good weeks, I play online bridge for a couple hours — guyguy on BBO. Say hello if you see me.