Dr. Mark Bergen is the James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Bergen’s research focuses on pricing and channels of distribution, where he has studied issues such as pricing as a strategic capability, price wars, pricing as truces, pass-through, branded variants, dual distribution, gray markets, co-op advertising, and quick response.
Bergen’s work has been published in a broad array of scholarly journals and business press, including the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Management Science, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Harvard Business Review, and the Sloan Management Review. He teaches undergraduates, MBAs, executives, and PhDs in courses on pricing strategy and marketing management, earning him numerous awards for teaching excellence at the Carlson School and recognition as an outstanding faculty member.
Additionally, he serves as a consultant with companies in the medical, service, food, retail, and industrial markets. Professor Bergen holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Minnesota respectively.