Daniel Spulber

  • Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics

Elinor Hobbs Professor of International Business, Professor of Management Strategy;
Professor of Law

Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University

Kellogg Global Hub
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2013

(847) 491-8675


Website: Northwestern faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust and Intellectual Property

About Daniel Spulber

Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is also Professor of Law (Courtesy) at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. His research is in antitrust, technology and innovation, intellectual property, platforms and two-sided markets, industrial organization, international economics, management strategy, and law.


Professor Spulber has provided expert testimony before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Postal Rate Commission, and state regulatory agencies including the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, and the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Additionally, his research has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States.


Professor Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley. He is the author of fourteen books including The Case for Patents (World Scientific Publishing, 2021). He has published numerous articles in leading economics journals and law reviews. Additionally, Professor Spulber has received 37 research grants, including grants from the National Science Foundation, Qualcomm, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


Professor Spulber served as the Research Director of the Northwestern University Center on Law, Business, and Economics at the Pritzker School of Law. He also served as the founding Director of Kellogg’s International Business & Markets Program.

B.A., Economics, University of Michigan
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University