Ulrich Doraszelski is a Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy and Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 2001. Professor Doraszelski has previously been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a faculty member of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the Rand Journal of Economics and Quantitative Economics. He previously served as Co-Editor for the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Professor Doraszelski’s research identifies and explains the long-run impact of firms’ strategic decisions on the evolution of an industry. Many decisions such as investments in capacity and research and development are long-lived and affect both current and future profitability. They also have profound consequences for the competitive position of a firm vis-a-vis its rivals and shape the structure of the industry. These changes in industry structure in turn affect the future decisions of firms. Professor Doraszelski’s overarching research interest is to investigate, both theoretically and empirically, this two-way link between firms’ strategic decisions and the evolution of the industry over time.
Professor Doraszelski’s research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. Professor Doraszelski is the recipient of numerous grants from the National Science Foundation. He was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from 2006 to 2007.
- Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2001
- Diplom-Volkswirt, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1996
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Joseph J. Aresty Professor; Professor of Marketing; Professor of Economics
Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
The Wharton School
Business Economics and Public Policy
Ulrich Doraszelski, Joseph Harrington, Mark Satterthwaite (Work In Progress). Can Collusion Be Sustained Under Demand Uncertainty and Entry and Exit?.
Bryan Bollinger, Ulrich Doraszelski, Kenneth Judd (Work In Progress). Spatial Competition in Growing Markets: A Dynamic Model of Entry.
David Besanko, Ulrich Doraszelski, Yaroslav Kryukov (Working). How Efficient is Dynamic Competition? The Case of Price as Investment.
Ulrich Doraszelski, Gregory Lewis, Ariel Pakes (2017). Just starting out: Learning and equilibrium in a new market, American Economic Review, forthcoming.
Ulrich Doraszelski and Jordi Jaumandreu (2016). Measuring the Bias of Technological Change, Journal of Political Economy.
David Besanko, Ulrich Doraszelski, Yaroslav Kryukov (2014). The Economics of Predation: What Drives Pricing When There Is Learning-by-Doing?, American Economic Review, 104 (3), 868-897.
Ulrich Doraszelski and Jordi Jaumandreu (2013). R&D and Productivity: Estimating Endogenous Productivity, Review of Economic Studies, 80, 1338-1383.
Ron Borkovsky, Ulrich Doraszelski, Yaroslav Kryukov (2012). A Dynamic Quality Ladder Model with Entry and Exit: Exploring the Equilibrium Correspondence Using the Homotopy Method, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 10 (2), pp. 197-229.
Ulrich Doraszelski and Juan Escobar (2012). Restricted Feedback in Long Term Relationships, Journal of Economic Theory, 147 (1), 142-161.
Ulrich Doraszelski. Rent Dissipation in R&D Races. 2008.