Ralph Siebert is a Visiting Associate Professor of Economics from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Siebert joined Krannert in January 2004, and works in the areas of industrial organization, econometrics, and microeconomics. His work is grounded in the interface between applied theory and empirical testing, i.e., structural modeling. The investigation of the competitiveness of firms with respect to dynamic strategic behavior forms the center of his work. Professor Siebert's studies primarily focus on the following topics: strategic alliances (mergers, joint ventures, licensing) multi-product competition and product differentiation, innovation, industry and firm dynamics (evolution of industries, learning by doing). His areas of expertise include the semiconductor industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the housing market.
Professor Siebert was a research fellow at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Toronto, Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich, Germany), Center for Economic Studies (Munich, Germany), Social Science Research Institute (WZB, Germany), European School of Management and Technology (Berlin, Germany), and Humboldt-University (Berlin, Germany).
In 2011, Professor Siebert received the Young Scholar Award from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management). He also received awards as a distinguished teacher in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Additionally, he won the European Young Economist Award in 2000 and 2001.
Outside of academia, Professor Siebert has work experience within the automotive industry at such companies as Alfred Teves, Mercedes Benz, Obi, and Volkswagen.