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Dr Catherine Thomas

Associate Professor (Reader) of Managerial Economics and Strategy

Research interests

  • Organizational Economics
  • Strategy
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Economics

Teaching

Published Papers

  • “Innovation and Foreign Ownership.” (with Maria Guadalupe and Olga Kuzmina). Forthcoming at the American Economic Review.
  • “Online Recruitment.” Forthcoming at The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • “Too Many Products: A Study of the Interaction of Multinational Corporations with Heterogeneous Consumers.” 2011. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 3(1), 280-306.
  • “When Managers Can’t Commit: Capital Structure under Inalienable Managerial Entrenchment.” (with Yongxiang Wang). 2011. Economics Letters, 110, 107-109.
  • “Synchronicity and Firm Interlocks in an Emerging Economy.” (with Tarun Khanna). 2009. Journal of Financial Economics, 92(2), 182-204.
  • “Strategic Interaction Across Countries and Multinational Agglomeration: An Application to the Cement Industry.” (with Pankaj Ghemawat). 2008. Management Science, 54, 1980-1996.

Working Papers

  • “Landing the First Job: The Value of Intermediaries in Online Hiring.” (with Christopher Stanton).
  • “Agency in Inefficient Bureaucracies: Evidence from Chinese Ownership Reform.” (with Yongxiang Wang).
  • “In-House and Arm’s Length: Productivity Heterogeneity and Variation in Organizational Form.” (with Stephen F. Lin and Arturs Kalnins).
  • “Capacity Investment under Demand Uncertainty: The Role of Imports in the US Cement Industry.” (with Guy Meunier and Jean-Pierre Ponssard).
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