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Ralph Siebert

Associate Professor of Economics

Ralph Siebert

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

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

Professional Bio

Professor Siebert joined the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in January 2004. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the  University of Chicago (Booth School of Business). Professor Siebert has various publications in top economics and general interest journals. He is working in the areas of industrial organization, econometrics, urban economics and experimental economics. 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).

In 2011, Professor Siebert received the Young Scholar Award from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management). He also received awards as a distinguished teacher every year from 2005 to 2014. 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)