Finance is an applied branch of economics that studies the ways in which individuals, business entities, and other organizations allocate resources over time and make decisions in the presence of the uncertainty. The faculty of the Stanford finance group have wide ranging expertise in all major areas of finance, including:

  • Asset pricing: the study of how security prices and interest rates are determined in the market
  • Corporate Finance: the study of how corporations raise capital and make investment decisions

The faculty strives to produce a broad range of finance-related research that addresses topics of interest to academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. We communicate that research both through scientific journal publications, and through the development of relevant and rigorous MBA and Executive Education programs. We also train and mentor future finance scholars through our PhD program, which is regarded as one of the top finance doctoral programs worldwide.



Jonathan Berk

Douglas Abbey, Lecturer
Anat R. Admati, Professor
Jonathan B. Berk, Professor
Shai B. Bernstein, Assistant Professor 
Jules H. van Binsbergen, Associate Professor
Bradyn Breon-Drish, Assistant Professor
Robert Daines, Professor (by Courtesy)
Peter M. DeMarzo, Professor
Darrell Duffie, Professor
Steven Grenadier, Professor
Takeo Hoshi, Professor (by courtesy)
John K. Hurley, Lecturer
Joy Ishii, Assistant Professor
Dirk Jenter, Associate Professor
Robert L. Joss, Professor and Dean Emeritus
Stuart L. Klein, Lecturer
Arthur G. Korteweg, Associate Professor
Peter Koudijs, Assistant Professor
Kevin Mak, Lecturer
Ian Martin, Associate Professor
Jack McDonald, Professor
Timothy McQuade, Assistant Professor
George G.C. Parker, Professor Emeritus
Francisco Pérez-González, Assistant Professor
Paul Pfleiderer, Professor
Joshua D. Rauh, Professor
Myron S. Scholes, Professor Emeritus
William F. Sharpe, Professor Emeritus
Kenneth J. Singleton, Professor
Ilya A. Strebulaev, Associate Professor
James C. Van Horne, Professor Emeritus
John G. Watson, Lecturer
Jeffrey Zwiebel, Professor


























MBA and Stanford MSx Programs


PhD Program