Iain Cockburn

Chair of Strategy and Innovation Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management Professor, Strategy and Innovation

  • Title Chair of Strategy and Innovation
    Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management
    Professor, Strategy and Innovation

Iain M. Cockburn is professor of finance and economics and Richard C. Shipley Professor in the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Cockburn currently serves on the Government Industry Partnerships for the Development of New Technologies, National Research Council, and Steering Committee in Washington, DC. He has testified in cases in the US and Canada.

Prior to moving to Boston University, he was the Van Dusen Professor of Business Administration in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Cockburn’s research in economics and management is published widely in leading journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. He is currently coeditor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and was associate editor of Management Science.

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