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Renee Bowen

Renee Bowen
Assistant Professor, Economics
ReneeBowen
Assistant Professor of Economics
Arch W. Shaw National Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Renee Bowen’s research focuses on International Trade, Political Economy and Microeconomic Theory. In her work she applies dynamic game theoretic models to study the behavior of individuals who are constrained by institutions and who have long-term strategic considerations. Her recent papers examine efficiency of flexible budgetary institutions.

Bio

Renee Bowen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she teaches The International Economy: Policies and Theory. Her current research examines characteristics of dynamic political institutions that yield compromise. Renee received her PhD in Economics from Georgetown University and her BSc in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has been a consultant at the World Bank working on international trade policy for Sub-Saharan Africa, and was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities working with emerging markets.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in economics, Georgetown University, 2008
  • MA in economics, Georgetown University, 2003
  • BSc in civil engineering, MIT, 2000

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford since 2008

Awards and Honors

  • The John A. Gunn and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar Award, Stanford University, 2010
  • Razin Prize for the Best Dissertation in Economics, Georgetown University, 2008
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Georgetown University Graduate School, 2007
  • Teaching and Research Scholarship, Georgetown University, 2002
  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, 2013-2014

Publications

Journal Articles

Renee Bowen. International Economic Review (forthcoming). 2014.
Renee Bowen, Ying Chen, Hülya Eraslan. American Economic Review. 2014, Vol. 104, Issue 10, Pages 2941-2974.
Renee Bowen, David M. Kreps, Andrzej Skrzypacz. Quarterly Journal of Economics. January 2013, Vol. 128, Issue 3, Pages 1273-1320.
Renee Bowen, Zaki Zahran. Games and Economic Behavior. 2012, Vol. 76, Issue 2, Pages 391-419.

Working Papers

Efficiency of Flexible Budgetary Institutions | PDF
Renee Bowen, Ying Chen, Hulya Eraslan, Jan Zapal, January 52015
Dynamic Coalitions | PDF
David P. Baron, Renee Bowen, July 32014
The Voter's Blunt Tool | PDF
Renee Bowen, Cecilia Mo2012

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

The objective of this course is to give students an understanding of what international trade policy means for business leaders. To do this, students will have to understand the economic forces that determine the patterns and consequences of...

This course is intended to be an introduction to dynamic political economy theory. We will cover research at the frontier of this field and some useful tools. Tools will be primarily dynamic game theory - including Markov models and models of...

2013-14

This course is intended to be an introduction to dynamic political economy theory. We will cover research at the frontier of this field and some useful tools. Tools will be primarily dynamic game theory - including Markov models and models of...

2012-13

This course is intended to be an introduction to dynamic political economy theory. We will cover research at the frontier of this field and some useful tools. Tools will be those of dynamic game theory. Topics covered will include distributive...

2011-12

The objective of this course is to give students an understanding of what international trade policy means for business leaders. To do this, students will have to understand the economic forces that determine the patterns and consequences of...

This course is intended to be an introduction to dynamic political economy theory. We will cover research at the frontier of this field and some useful tools. Tools will be primarily dynamic game theory - including Markov models and models of...

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

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    Center for Global Business and the Economy

Insights by Stanford Business

January 28, 2014
Game theory shows why “discretionary” spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than “mandatory” spending programs.