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Steve Tadelis, professor of business, economics and public policy

Steve Tadelis

Steve Tadelis is a professor of business, economics and public policy at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

His research aspires to advance our understanding of the roles played by two central institutions -- firms and contractual agreements -- and how these institutions facilitate the creation of surplus. Within the broader framework of the role of firms and contracts, he has focused on four main research topics: (1) What causes a firm's reputation to be a valuable, tradeable asset, and how does it affect the behavior of individuals in the firm? (2) How does organizational form affect firm behavior? In particular, what role do profit-sharing partnerships perform? (3) Which characteristics of a procurement transaction will influence the choice of contractual form that a buyer should devise?

Finally, his work on private sector procurement has led him to investigate the determinants of public-sector procurement, and explore the public-policy implications of efficient procurement by local governments.

Posts by Steve Tadelis

8-8-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Political games, rating charades and the U.S. debt
4-3-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Privatization: Maybe good, maybe bad, definitely ugly
10-21-09Oliver Williamson & capitalismNobel economist Oliver Williamson: What he did and how it applies to 21st century capitalism