Shane Greenstein is the Kellogg Chair of Information Technology and Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a leading researcher in the business economics of computing, communications and Internet infrastructure. His research and writing focus on a variety of topics in this area, including the adoption of client-server systems, the growth of commercial Internet access networks, the industrial economics of platforms, and changes in communications policy. Over a twenty one year career he has written and edited five books, and published over one hundred refereed journal articles, book chapters, monographs and invited reports. He has written over one hundred articles for policy and business audiences. He is regularly quoted in national and local media.
Greenstein is co-director of the program on the Economics of Digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Greenstein has been a regular columnist and essayist for IEEE Micro since 1995, where he comments on the economics of microelectronics. He also writes for two blogs, Digitopoly, and Virulent Word of Mouse. He is also business and economics sub-editor for Communications of the ACM. Greenstein was North American Editor for Information Economics and Policy, and Associate Editor for Economics Bulletin. He also reviews for a wide assortment of major journals in economics and information science, and for a wide assortment of organizations, including the National Science Foundation, and National Academy of Science.
Greenstein was the Program Chair for the Telecommunication Policy Research Conference in 2000 and served on the board of directors between 2007 and 2011. He was co-chair with Victor Stango for the conference on Standards and Public Policy, held at the Chicago Federal Reserve Board in 2005. He is a participant in many national research organizations, including National Bureau of Economic Research and Conference on Research, Income and Wealth. At Northwestern University he is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization, the Searle Foundation, and the Institue for Policy Research. He was chair of the Management and Strategy Department from 2002 to 2005.
B.A., Economics, University of California - Berkeley, 1983
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 1989