Stephen Leider is the Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration, and Professor of Technology and Operations. In his research he uses experimental, theoretical and empirical methods to answer questions in behavioral economics and behavioral operations management. He is particularly interested in contracts and bargaining in supply chains, dynamic decision making in operational settings, and the use of technology to support productivity. He has also studied behavior in social networks, the role of promises and social norms, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as individual decision-making about risk and uncertainty. Prior to joining Michigan, Leider received a BA in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and an MA and PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.

Primary Research Interests: Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Operations Management, Contract Theory, Bargaining, Social Networks, Contracts and Relationships in Supply Chains.