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.