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Faculty Profile

Michael Raith
Associate Professor of Economics and Management
Phone: 585.275.8380
Office: 3-143 Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Professor Raith joined the Simon School in 2002. He has also spent time as full-time or visiting faculty at the University of Chicago, USC, and MIT.

Teaching Interests

Prof. Raith taught an MBA course on competitive strategy for many years, and has more recently been teaching the core MBA course on Organization and Strategy. He has been named to the Teaching Honor several times.

Research Interests

His research interests include the economics of organiza­tions and industrial economics. He has worked on pricing strategies in the presence of market uncertainty, the effects of financial constraints on firms' behavior in product markets, incentive contracting and performance evaluation in organizations, and the interaction between incentives and communication in various principal-agent settings. Raith's work has been published in the American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Professional History

Associate Professor of Economics and Management
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 2006 -
Visiting Professor of Applied Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
July 2011 - December 2011
Visiting Associate Professor of Finance & Business Economics
Univ of Southern Calif - Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles CA
2005 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Economics & Management
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
2002 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago IL
1997 - 2002
Research Fellow at ECARE
Free University of Brussels
1995 - 1997

Education

London School of Economics - 1996
Ph D
Economics
University of Bonn - 1991
MS
Economics
Fernuniversitat Hagen - 1990
Other
Vordiplom
Computer Science
University of Bielefeld - 1987
Other
Vordiplom
Economics

Publications

2012
Optimal Incentives and the Time Dimension of Performance Measurement
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Economic Theory
Volume: 147
Issue: 6
2010
Resource Allocation and Organizational Form
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: American Economic Journal - Microeconomics
Volume: 2
Issue: 2, 2010
2008
Specific Knowledge and Performance Measurement
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: RAND Journal of Economics
Volume: 39
Issue: 2008
2007
The U-Shaped Investment Curve: Theory and Evidence
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
Volume: 42
Issue: 2007
2005
Career Concerns of Bargainers
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
Volume: 21
Issue: 2005

Current Research Programs

Incentives, Communication, and the Origins of Hierarchy
Managerial compensation with enforcement constraints: long-term vs. short-term effort
This (theoretical) investigation highlights commitment problems, rather than measurement problems, as the origin of managerial "short-termism," a problem that is widely discussed among academics and practitioners.
Multi-Attribute Competition
Relational Employment with Costly Renegotiation
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