Louis A. Thomas is an Associate Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. At the time of his MIT appointment, he was an assistant professor. His research interests are competitive strategy, game theory, and industrial organization economics.
Dr. Thomas earned his BA (1986) from Yale University. He holds both an AM (1990) and a PhD in Business Economics (1992) from Harvard University.
Prior to teaching, he briefly worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. (1988) and at Booz, Allen & Hamilton (1991-1992).
In 1994, Dr. Thomas joined the faculty at Wharton as the Whitney M. Young Jr. Assistant Professor of Management and has been teaching there since.
Dr. Thomas also teaches at the Indian Business School (ISB), where he was nominated Professor of the Year by the Class of 2013 for exceptional mentorship, for his teaching of ISB’s popular ‘Economics of Strategy’ course—and, according to one student, for his “sheer brilliance, razor-sharp logic and unmatched sense of humour”.
As an MLK Scholar at MIT, Dr. Thomas was hosted by The Sloan School of Management.