I’m an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Management group at University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. My research and teaching spans strategy, micro-economics, industrial organization, healthcare economics and innovation.
I practice economics and data science in general mostly through my two additional appointments:
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:
No more than three priorities
Strategy is actions, not words
Oil prices since 2010 and why OPEC should consider even increasing production:
….. There’s so much shale that OPEC production cuts have little price effect (Long-form write-up).
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.