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Peter C. Reiss

Peter C. Reiss
Professor, Economics
PeterC.Reiss
MBA Class of 1963 Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Peter Reiss is an industrial organization economist and applied econometrician. His research studies how technology, consumer tastes, and industry structure affect firms’ competitive positions. In recent work, he has examined multi-part pricing policies, strategic entry and entry deterrence strategies, and the organization of securities, energy and airline markets. Professor Reiss also does research on statistical issues that arise in applied economic research.

Teaching Statement

Professor Reiss teaches MBA classes in entrepreneurship, including The Formation of New Ventures and the Venture Ideas Workshop. He also teaches PhD classes in the first-year econometrics sequence.

Bio

Peter Reiss is the MBA Class of 1963 Professor of Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has a courtesy appointment in the Stanford Economics Department. He received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in economics from Yale University, and a BA with honors in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University. He is the winner of a Sloan Fellowship and an NBER Olin Fellowship.

Professor Reiss is an applied microeconomist who specializes in industrial organization economics, a branch of economics that studies the activities of businesses. He also does research in econometrics, a branch of economics that uses probability and statistics to evaluate surveys, data, and economic variables. His published work has appeared in leading economics and econometrics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Econometrics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Rand Journal, and the Journal of Finance. He has served on, or serves on, the editorial boards of major journals, including the American Economic Review, Applied Econometrics, the Brookings Papers on Micro-Economic Activity, Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the Journal of Economic Literature. He has served as a reviewer for most major economics journals, major publishers, and government organizations. He also served two years on the National Science Foundation’s Economics Advisory Panel and has testified before the U.S. Antitrust Modernization Commission.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics, Yale University, 1982
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1979
  • BA, Brown University, 1977

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1982
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, 1993-1994
  • Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1988-1990
  • Olin Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1987-1988
  • Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar, Stanford GSB, 1986-1988
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellow 2011-12

Publications

Journal Articles

Michaela Draganska, Sanjog Misra, Victor Aguirregabiria, Pat Bajari, Liran Einav, Paul Ellickson, Dan Horsky, Sridhar Narayanan, Yesim Orhun, Peter C. Reiss, Katja Seim, Vishal Singh, Raphael Thomadsen, Ting Zhu. Marketing Letters. 2008, Vol. 19, Issue 3-4, Pages 399-416.
Peter C. Reiss, Ingrid Werner. Review of Financial Studies. 2005, Vol. 18, Issue 2, Pages 599-636.

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

This course completes the first-year sequence in econometrics. It develops nonlinear models in detail, as well as methods used to estimate nonlinear models, including nonparametric, semiparametric and moment-based estimators such as GMM. The...

This course is offered for students who at some time may want to undertake an entrepreneurial career by pursuing opportunities leading to partial or full ownership and control of a business. The course deals with case situations from the point of...

2013-14

This course presents a comprehensive treatment of econometric methods used in economics, finance, marketing, and other management disciplines. Among the topics covered are: the classical linear regression analysis, linear simultaneous equations...

This course completes the first-year sequence in econometrics. The course develops nonlinear models in more detail, as well as methods used to estimate nonlinear models, including maximum likelihood and moment-based estimators such as GMM. The...

This workshop provides students with a forum through which they can develop and receive feedback on a new venture idea. It covers: the process of finding new business ideas; how to research and vet a new idea; how to pivot an idea; how to build a...

This course is offered for students who at some time may want to undertake an entrepreneurial career by pursuing opportunities leading to partial or full ownership and control of a business. The course deals with case situations from the point of...

2012-13

The early stages of a new venture pose special challenges and issues for founders. For some entrepreneurs, the questions are basic: Should I seek to start a new business? And, How can I find an idea worth pursuing? Later, the question is: How do...

2011-12

This workshop provides students with a forum through which they can receive feedback on a new venture idea. Students who sign up MUST have an idea for a new venture. This idea should be at a relatively EARLY stage - we are not looking for...

2010-11

This course is offered for students who at some time may want to undertake an entrepreneurial career by pursuing opportunities leading to partial or full ownership and control of a business. The course deals with case situations from the point of...

This workshop provides students with a forum through which they can receive feedback on a new venture idea. Students who sign up MUST have an idea for a new venture. This idea should be at a relatively EARLY stage - we are not looking for...

Programs and Non-Degree Courses

Stanford Case Studies

Minova | E286
Katherine Bose, Robert Chess, Peter Reiss2008
Minova (B) | E286B
Katherine Bose, Robert Chess, Peter Reiss2008
Minova (C) | E286C
Katherine Bose, Robert Chess, Peter Reiss2008
Minova (D) | E286D
Katherine Bose, Robert Chess, Peter Reiss2008
RealWide.com | E284
Sean Harrington, Peter Reiss2008
Early-Stage Business Vignettes | E304
Robert Chess, Sean Harrington, Peter Reiss2007

Service to the Profession

Member

  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society
  • American Statistical Association

In the Media

New York Times, December 13, 2005