Dirk Jenter is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Before joining Stanford, Professor Jenter was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he taught corporate finance in both the MBA and executive education programs. He won the MIT Sloan Teacher of the Year Award in 2005, the MIT Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, the Stanford MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012, and the MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award in 2014. Professor Jenter received his undergraduate education at the University of Frankfurt (Germany) and the University of Cambridge (UK), an M.Phil. degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Business Economics from Harvard University.
Professor Jenter’s research focuses on the interaction of managers and firms with capital markets, on corporate governance, and on the evaluation and compensation of top executives. Recent research projects have examined the capital structure decisions of U.S. firms, the role of equity compensation for executives and employees, insider trading, the role of institutional investors in M&A, and the effects of firm performance and the business cycle on CEO turnover and compensation.