PhD in Behavioral and Policy Sciences, MIT
MA in Economics, University of Toronto – Canada
BASc in Engineering, University of Waterloo – Canada
Research & Teaching Interests
Dr. Boudreau is an expert on platform design and on the design of innovation systems that harness the efforts of large numbers of problem-solvers—using open innovation, multi-sided markets, and crowdsourcing approaches.
His research involves large-scale field experiments and econometric analysis of observational data.
Visit Dr. Boudreau’s website for more information: https://www.kevinboudreau.com/
Industry & Academic Experience
Dr. Boudreau's earliest career began in engineering research, where he designed and carried out experiments in heat transfer of microelectronics and statistical analysis of the lithographic production of silicon chip wafers. He later worked in Strategy and M&A positions in several tech sectors.
He has held positions at Bell Northern Research, Nortel Networks, the Economist Group, Qualcomm, NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, Braxton Associates, and Deloitte Consulting. He has since collaborated with or advised companies and governmental agencies on research-related topics. These organizations include G.E., Harvard Medical School, Babbage Innovation and Analytics, Zain, Syngenta, Altx Hedge Funds, TopCoder.
Dr. Boudreau studied Engineering at University of Waterloo in its Cooperative Education program and then Economics at the University of Toronto, before completing his Ph.D. in Behavioral Policy Sciences at MIT.
Services to the Profession
Beyond Northeastern, he is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Program on Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Quantitative Social Science.
Kevin's research has been published in journals such as Management Science, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Strategic Management Journal, Science, Nature Biotech, Organization Science, Research Policy, Innovation Policy and the Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics. He is an associate editor of Management Science in both Innovation and Entrepreneurship and in Business Strategy departments. He is on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal.
Awards & Recognition
His research has been generously supported by Google, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Microsoft, the Paris Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Business School, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the M-Lab, the Kauffman Foundation, and HEC-Paris.