Luis Cabral

Chief Economist

Type: Scientist

A native of Portugal, Luís Cabral is a graduate of Stanford University (PhD, Economics, 1989.) He has taught at the London Business School, Berkeley, Yale, NYU, and IESE. He is currently the Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business and chair of the Economics Department, both at NYU’s Stern School of Business. 

Professor Cabral’s research is focused on the dynamics of firm competition, from both the antitrust and  strategy perspectives. His research topics include networks and network effects, corporate reputation, and a focus on the media and entertainment industries. In addition to numerous journal articles, he is the author of Introduction to Industrial Organization, a textbook translated and adopted by universities in dozens of countries worldwide. He has consulted with a variety of organizations (firms, universities, governments, tax and law enforcement agencies, even sports teams) on a variety of economics issues. He was a leading expert witness in the Airbus-Boeing WTO disputes. From 2004-2009, he was a member of European Commission President Barroso’s Group of Economic Policy Analysis.