Kenneth S. Corts is Interim Dean (effective June 3, 2020), the Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Economics Analysis and Policy, and Vice-Dean, Faculty and Research at the Rotman School of Management. He also serves as Academic Director of the Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship. 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.