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A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 2001, Mihkel Tombak is Hatch Professor of Technology Management and Strategy and Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto. He holds a cross-appointment with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Holding a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his research interests encompass many areas of industrial organization including economics of technological innovations, technology strategy, competition policy, and financial economics.
He has served on the faculties of the Institut européen d'administration des affaires (INSEAD), the University of British Columbia, the Helsinki School of Economics and Queen’s University. He has also served in a number of visiting positions at Northwestern University, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, University of Waterloo, and the Institute of Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul. He has served in a consulting capacity for a number of private and government organizations including: the Canada Post, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, World Bank, Industry Canada, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Finland.
He has published articles in journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization and Management Science.