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Hubbard Named Kellogg Distinguished Professor

January 31, 2008 | by Megan Washburn
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Thomas N. Hubbard, professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, has been named the John L. and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor.

Hubbard conducts empirical research in industrial organization. His primary research interest is in the economics of organization, in particular the scope and hierarchical organization of firms. His latest research measures how much law firms' hierarchical organization affects lawyers' productivity and earnings inequality among lawyers.

He is also involved in several projects that investigate how information problems affect the organization of firms and markets and, therefore, the structure of industries. He has worked on incentives in markets for expert services and how information technology has changed outsourcing decisions and improved productivity in the trucking industry.

A prolific writer, Hubbard's articles have been published in many journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Rand Journal of Economics. He serves as an editor for the Journal of Industrial Economics, as associate editor for the American Economic Review and as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Hubbard is co-director of the management and strategy department's executive programs and co-coordinator of the doctoral program in managerial economics and strategy. He also serves as chairman of the board at the Chicago Census Data Research Center.

Hubbard taught at the University of Chicago, University of California at Los Angeles and Columbia University before joining the Northwestern faculty in 2005.
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