Kathryn Spier, professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, has been named Richard M. Paget Distinguished Professor of Management and Strategy.
Spier’s research is primarily in the areas of law, economics and industrial organization.
She has published over two-dozen papers on the settlement of litigation, contract design and products liability law. Her papers regularly appear in leading journals such as the “American Economic Review,” “RAND Journal of Economics” and “Review of Economic Studies.”
Her research has been supported by the Olin Foundation, the National Science Foundation and most recently by the Searle Fund. She won the 2001-02 Garvin Prize in Law and Economics from the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She was recently elected to serve a second term on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association and is an active member of the National Bureau of Economic Research where she is a research associate.
Before joining Northwestern in 1994, she was a faculty member at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.