Alex Oettl joined the strategic management faculty in 2009. His research interests include technology strategy, the economics of innovation, knowledge spillovers, labor mobility, and economic geography. His current work focuses on the production and diffusion of ideas at the individual, firm, and regional level.
Professor Oettl's research has been published (or is forthcoming) in Management Science, Nature, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of International Business Studies, profiled in the New York Times, and presented at business schools around the world.
Chava, Sudheer, Alexander Oettl, Ajay Subramanianb, and Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian."Bank Deregulation and Innovation," Forthcoming Journal of Financial Economics
Oettl, Alexander. 2012. “Honour the Helpful,” Nature, 489(7417), 496-497.
Oettl, Alexander. 2012. “Reconceptualizing Stars: Scientist Helpfulness and Peer Performance,” Management Science, 58(6), 1122-1140.
Agrawal, Ajay, Devesh Kapur, John McHale, and Alexander Oettl. 2011 “Brain Drain or Brain Bank? The Impact of Skilled Emigration on Poor-Country Innovation,” Journal of Urban Economics, 69(1), 43-55
Oettl, Alexander and Ajay Agrawal. 2008. "International Labor Mobility and Knowledge Flow Externalities." Journal of International Business Studies, 39, 1242–1260.