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Kenneth S. Corts

Kenneth S. Corts

Vice-Dean, Faculty & Research
Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship
Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy

Degrees:

PhD, Princeton University
BA, Furman University

Phone:

416-946-8600

Bio

Kenneth S. Corts is the Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Economics Analysis and Policy, and Vice-Dean, Faculty & Research at the Rotman School of Management. He previously served as Associate Dean, Undergraduate, and Director of Rotman Commerce, the undergraduate commerce program offered jointly by the Rotman School and U of T’s Faculty of Arts and Science. Before joining the Rotman School, he was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Competition and Strategy area at Harvard Business School. He received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1994.

Through his research and teaching, Professor Corts applies advances in industrial organization economics, game theory, and competitive strategy to a wide range of problems and industries. His work addresses topics in pricing, network economics, technology adoption, organizational economics, and competition policy.

He has published numerous articles in academic journals such as the Rand Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He has also published a number of Harvard Business School case studies that are used at top business schools throughout the world. He served as Editor at the Journal of Industrial Economics from 2005-2010 and has won grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He has been a visiting professor at UCLA and INSEAD and a visiting scholar at UC-Berkeley and IESE.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Professor Corts has provided expert testimony for the Canadian Competition Bureau, co-authored a policy analysis paper for the UK Office of Fair Trading, consulted on criminal antitrust matters in the U.S., and engaged in executive training and consulting for large IT, pharmaceutical, energy, and manufacturing firms.

Academic Positions

  • 2015-present

    Vice-Dean, Faculty & Research, Rotman School of Management

  • 2015-present

    Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship, Rotman School of Management

  • 2017-2018

    Visiting Professor, INSEAD

  • 2009-present

    Professor, Rotman School of Management

  • 2013

    Visiting Professor, INSEAD

  • 2009-2015

    Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Rotman School of Management

  • 2009-2015

    Director, Rotman Commerce

  • 2008

    Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

  • 2003-2009

    Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management

  • 2000-2003

    Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

  • 1999-2000

    Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 1994-2000

    Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

Selected Publications - Papers

  • How the Source of the Entrant's Advantage Limits Enrty-Deterring Tying

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Canadian Journal of Economics

    Issue:51

    2018

    Pages: 510-527

  • The Effects of Platform MFNs on Competition and Entry

    Andre Boik and Kenneth S. Corts

    Journal of Law and Economics

    Issue:59

    2016

    Pages: 105-134

  • Finite Optimal Penalties for False Advertising

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Journal of Industrial Economics

    Issue:62

    2014

    Pages: 661-681

  • Prohibitions on False and Unsubstantiated Claims: Inducing the Acquisition and Revelation of Information through Competition Policy

    Kenneth Corts

    Journal of Law and Economics

    Issue:56

    2013

    Pages: 453-486

  • The Interaction of Implicit and Explicit Contracts in Construction and Procurement Contracting

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

    Issue:28

    2012

    Pages: 550-568

  • Building Out Alternative Fuel Retail Infrastructure: Government Fleet Spillovers in E85

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

    Issue:59

    2010

    Pages: 219-234

  • Software Exclusivity and the Scope of Indirect Network Effects in the U.S. Home Video Game Market

    Kenneth S. Corts and Mara Lederman

    International Journal of Industrial Organization

    Issue:27

    2009

    Pages: 121-136

  • Stacking the Deck: Idling and Reactivation of Capacity in Offshore Drilling

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Journal of Economics and Management Strategy

    Issue:17

    2008

    Pages: 271-294

  • Teams vs. Individual Accountability: Solving Multi-Task Problems through Job Design

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Rand Journal of Economics

    Issue:38

    2007

    Pages: 468-480

  • The Effects of Repeated Contracting on Contract Choice: Evidence from Offshore Drilling

    Kenneth S. Corts and Jasjit Singh

    Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

    Issue:20

    2004

    Pages: 230-260

  • Credible Delegation

    Kenneth S. Corts and Darwin V. Neher

    European Economic Review

    Issue:47

    2003

    Pages: 395-407

  • Conduct Parameters and the Measurement of Market Power

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Journal of Econometrics

    Issue:88

    1999

    Pages: 227-225

  • Third-Degree Price Discrimination in Oligopoly: All-Out Competition and Strategic Commitment

    Kenneth S. Corts

    Rand Journal of Economics

    Issue:29

    1998

    Pages: 306-323

Honors and Awards

  • 2010

    Best Paper on Competition Economics, Association of Competition Economists

  • 2012-2018

    Research Grant, SSHRC

  • 2010

    Paul Geroski Prize, International Journal of Industrial Organization

  • 2008-2011

    Research Grant, SSHRC

  • 2006

    Research Grant, NET Institute

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2005-2010

    Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics

  • 2004-2005

    Associate Editor, International Journal of Industrial Organization

  • 2003-2005

    Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics

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