About

I am a member of the Strategy area faculty at Duke‘s Fuqua School of Business.

My research focuses on how firms respond to competition.   That research is now leading me into some interesting questions about policies toward competition and entrepreneurship.

I spent the 2016-2017 academic year on leave at the White House Council of Economic Advisers as Senior Economist for Technology and Competition.

I did my undergraduate degree at Stanford University with my Honors thesis advised by Ken Arrow. My doctorate is from Berkeley‘s Haas School of Business.  Prior to my graduate study, I worked at Google for which I have received patents on a range of technologies from detecting click fraud to music classification.

Currently, I teach the core course “Fundamentals of Strategy” at Fuqua. I’ve also taught courses in undergraduate and doctoral programs on strategy and statistical/empirical methods as well as executive capsule lessons at firms including Google.

I am also the administrator of the Manuel Bennett Art Trust and am a board member of a non-profit “incubator” for musicians, Zoo Labs, that is trying to help musicians develop new business models for funding their art.