Claudia Allende is an applied microeconomist. She uses insights and empirical tools from Industrial Organization to study markets where public and private providers compete in an environment with substantial subsidies and regulation. The research projects focus on understanding the effects of public policies in equilibrium, taking into account frictions that are specific to industries like education, health care, and transportation. She collaborates with governments, NGOs, and private companies to build large data and rich sets from administrative records, collect additional data through surveys, and implement randomized control trials.
Her current research also focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. In addition, Susan has studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.
His research includes collecting data from thousands of manufacturing firms, retailers, schools and hospitals across countries to develop a quantitative basis for management research. Recently, Nick has also been running management field experiments in India to identify clearly causal links between management and performance.
Another prominent area of Nick’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of uncertainty arising from events such as the credit crunch, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Nick also researches how innovation and IT affects tax, trade, and regulation.
He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering at MIT in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1999. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial board of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
Before arriving at Stanford in the summer of 2014, Duggan served as the Rowan Family Foundation Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and was also the faculty director of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative and the chair of Wharton’s Business Economics and Public Policy Department.
As part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, his research focuses on the role of the institutional and university environment in high-growth, technology entrepreneurship. His research focuses on rethinking how the educational and policy environment shapes the economic and entrepreneurial impact of university alumni.
His field research spans China, Japan, Chile, Bangladesh, Thailand and Silicon Valley and has received awards from the Schulze Foundation, the Technical University of Munich, and the Kauffman Foundation.
Chuck is a faculty affiliate at the Stanford Center for International Development, the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Stanford King Center on Global Development. He is also a member of the editorial board for the Strategic Management Journal.
Her recent book (with Don Sull), Simple Rules: How to Survive in a Complex World, explores how simplicity tames complexity in business, life, and nature. She is also co-author (with Shona Brown) of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, winner of the George R. Terry Book Award for outstanding contribution to management thinking and an Amazon Top 10 Annual Business and Investing book. Kathleen is also author of over 100 articles in research and business journals, and the first author featured in Harvard Business Review’s OnPoint collection. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor with Insead’s Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise area.
Matthew Gentzkow is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He studies applied microeconomics with a focus on media industries. He received the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the American economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a former co-editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Other awards include the 2016 Calvó-Armengol International Prize, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, and Sloan Foundation, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He studied at Harvard University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1997, a master’s degree in 2002, and a Ph.D. in 2004.
Gopi is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. As the institute’s deputy director, Gopi works closely with the director in developing and articulating the institute’s strategic priorities while overseeing its academic programs and its operations.
Ramesh Johari is broadly interested in the design, economic analysis, and operation of online platforms, as well as statistical and machine learning techniques used by these platforms, such as search, recommendation, matching, and pricing algorithms.