Simon Business School

Applied Economics

Faculty and  Research Interests

  • James A. Brickley: His interests include corporate control, compensation policy, corporate finance, franchising, and banking.
  • Paul Ellickson: His research interests lie at the intersection between quantitative marketing and industrial organization, with a focus on using structural modeling.
  • Ronald W. Hansen: Professor Hansen is widely recognized for his scholarly research in drug-development policy and in the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • John B. Long Jr.: His research interests are primarily in the area of financial economics.
  • Jeanine Miklós-Thal: She is interested in industrial organization, marketing, and personnel-economics.
  • Michael A. Raith: His interests include pricing strategies in the presence of market uncertainty, effects of financial constraints on firms behavior in product markets, performance evaluation in organizations, competition among firms, and optimal compensation policies and organizational structure within firms.
  • Ronald M. Schmidt: He is interested in pricing, regulation, and management compensation.
  • Greg Shaffer: He employs game-theoretic methods to study issues in pricing policies, antitrust and regulation, distribution channels, vertical restraints, and other marketing topics.
  • Clifford W. Smith Jr.: Professor Smith has research interests in the fields of corporate financial policy, derivative securities and financial intermediation. He has published 16 books and over 90 articles in leading finance and economics journals.
  • Jerold B. Warner: His teaching and research interests include portfolio theory, capital markets, and corporate finance.
  • Gerard Wedig: He applies corporate finance, governance, and organizational economics to study issues in the health care industry.
  • Chenyu Yang: His research areas of interest are Industrial Organization, Innovation, and Applied Econometrics.

Recent Research in Applied Economics

How Do Firms Know Their Strengths?

Jeanine Miklós-Thal, Michael Raith, and Matthew Selove 

A company’s most valuable capabilities are often deeply embedded in organizational processes. That makes them hard to observe directly, which is why managers tend to infer their company’s capabilities from past successes and failures, says a new paper by Simon professors Jeanine Miklos-Thal and Michael Raith.  Read more about How Do Firms Know Their Strengths?

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