Shengmao Cao 

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I am an applied microeconomist working on empirical industrial organization, health economics, and the Chinese economy. My recent work examines competitive strategy and regulations in pharmaceutical markets, sub-baccalaureate education, and automobile industries.  

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in June 2022. 

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