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Ralph Siebert

Associate Professor of Economics;

Professor Siebert joined the Krannert School of Management in January 2004. He is working in the area of industrial organization, econometrics, and microeconomics. His work is grounded in the interface between applied theory and empirical testing, i.e., structural modeling. The investigation of the competitiveness of firms with respect to dynamic strategic behavior forms the center of his work. Professor Siebert's studies primarily focus on the following topics: strategic alliances (mergers, joint ventures, licensing) multi-product competition and product differentiation, innovation, industry and firm dynamics (evolution of industries, learning by doing). His areas of expertise include the semiconductor industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the housing market.

Professor Siebert was a (Visiting) Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Toronto, Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich, Germany), Center for Economic Studies (Munich, Germany), Social Science Research Institute (WZB, Germany), European School of Management and Technology (Berlin, Germany), and Humboldt-University (Berlin, Germany).

His recent top publications include the following:
(i) "An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Information Revelation Policies in Sequential Auctions with Cost Uncertainties" (with Timothy N. Cason and Karthik Kannan), Management Science, 2011.
(ii) "Portfolio Races and Ex Ante Licensing" with Georg von Graevenitz, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010.
(iii) "Learning by Doing and Multiproduction Effects over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry", The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Advances Tier, 2010.
(iv) "Market Power versus Efficiency Effects of Mergers and Research Joint Ventures: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry" with Klaus Gugler, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007.
(v) "Why Firms Form (or don't form) RJVs" with L.-H. Roller and M. Tombak, Economic Journal, July 2007. Jostling for Advantage or Not: Choosing Between Patent,

In 2011, Professor Siebert received the Young Scholar Award from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management).
He also received awards as a distinguished teacher in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 ,and 2010.
He won the European Young Economist Award in two consecutive years, i.e., 2000 and 2001.

Professor Siebert's work experience in companies, include:
(i) Alfred Teves (Manufacturer, Auto Parts Supplier)
(ii) Mercedes Benz (Manufacturer, Automobiles)
(iii) Obi (Retailer)
(iv) Volkswagen (Manufacturer, Automobiles)


Ph.D., Humboldt University (Berlin)
M.A., Economics, Humboldt University (Berlin)
B.A., Business and Economics, Free University, (Berlin)

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

Industrial Organization, Microeconomics, Econometrics

Ralph Siebert


Phone: (765) 49-43401
Office: KCTR 233

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