BA, History, Harvard University
MA, Economics, Stanford University
MA, Political Science, Stanford University
PhD, Political Science, Stanford University
At Haas since 1997
2003 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
1997 – 2003, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
External Service and Assignments
Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Qualified Case Leader, The Boston Consulting Group, Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer for American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; Business and Politics; California Management Review; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Political Economy; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of Theoretical Politics
Current Research and Interests
Methodology and econometrics
Institutions and organizations
Selected Papers and Publications
“Skill, Luck, and the Multiproduct Firm: Evidence From Hedge Funds,” with Evan Rawley. (Working Paper). PDF.
“The Effect of Parent Firm Location on the Performance of Entrepreneurial Spawns: Evidence from Hedge Funds,” with Phillipp Meyer and Evan Rawley. (Working paper). PDF.
“Does Private Money Buy Public Policy?” with Geoff Edwards. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 16, no. 3 (2007): 547-576.
“Hedge Funds and the Active Management Industry,” with Neil Brown, Vineet Budhraja, and Ryan Meredith. Journal of Alternative Investments, (2007).
“Rationality, Inaccurate Mental Models and Self-Confirming Equilibrium,” with Jack Rakove and Barry R. Weingast. Journal of Theoretical Politics 18, no. 4 (2006): 384-415.
“Are Patriots Bigots? An Inquiry Into the Vices of In-Group Pride.” With Zachary Elkins. American Journal of Political Science, 47:1 (January 2003), pp. 171-181.
“The Allocation of Resources by Interest Groups: Lobbying, Litigation, and Administrative Regulation,” with John M. de Figueiredo. Business and Politics 4, no. 2 (2002): 161-181.
“Managerial Decision-making in Non-Market Strategy: An Experiment,” with John M. de Figueiredo. Advances in Strategic Management (2002).
“Electoral Competition, Political Uncertainty, and Policy Insulation.” American Political Science Review 96, no. 2 (2002): 321-333.
“Strategy, Structure and Regulation: Telecommunications in the New Economy,” with Pablo T. Spiller. Michigan State Law Review (2000): 253-285.
“An Informational Perspective on Administrative Procedures,” with Pablo T. Spiller and Santiago Urbiztondo. Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (1999): 283-205.
Strategy, MBA 299B
Deals, MBA 277-2
Institutional Analysis Workshop, PHDBA 270
Honors and Awards
Schwabacher Junior Faculty Award
Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, PhD Program, 1999