Robert J. Flanagan is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Labor Economics and Policy Analysis, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, and MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Flanagan has published 12 books and over 50 articles on labor economics, cultural economics, and human resource management. He has also served on the editorial boards of several professional journals.
His research interests include the economics of performing arts organizations, global labor markets, and the impact of collective bargaining institutions on economic performance. His most recent book analyzes the economics of symphony orchestras. A previous book examined the effects of globalization on working conditions and labor rights around the world.
Professor Flanagan has taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, public sector economics, and a variety of electives on topics in human resource management in the MBA and Sloan Programs. He has served as Associate Dean of the GSB and Director of the Public Management program.