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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”

August 30, 2016

| by Steve Hawk



What does “equity” mean to you? | Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo

The most recent issue of Stanford Business magazine explored the various meanings of “equity” in social, corporate, and transnational contexts. As part of that exploration, we asked several Stanford Graduate School of Business professors to suggest their favorite books and articles on the subject. Here are their recommendations.

Anat Admati, the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics

Bank Capital and Monetary Policy Transmission,” by Hyun Song Shin, panel remarks at the European Central Bank and Its Watchers Conference, April 2016

We’re All Still Hostages to the Big Banks,” by Anat Admati, New York Times, August 25, 2013

David Broockman, Assistant Professor of Political Economy

How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century, by Hahrie Han, 2014

Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement, by Marshall Ganz, 2009

Priming Predispositions and Changing Policy Positions: An Account of When Mass Opinion Is Primed or Changed,” by Michael Tesler, American Journal of Political Science, October 2015

Peter DeMarzo, the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance

The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It, by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig, 2013

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, by Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff, Princeton University Press, 2010

Lisa De Simone, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Their Fair Share: Taxing the Rich in the Age of FDR, by Joseph Thorndike, 2013

We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money, by Edward Kleinbard, 2014

Nir Halevy, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2013

Who Gets What — and Why, by Alvin E. Roth, 2015

Arvind Krishnamurthy, the John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance

House of Debt, by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, 2014

Household Finance,” by John Y. Campbell, The Journal of Finance, August 2006

Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior

The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity, by Michael Marmot, 2004

Work Characteristics, Socioeconomic Position and Health: A Systematic Review of Mediation and Moderation Effects in Prospective Studies,” by Hanno Hoven and Johannes Siegrist, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, September 2013

Disentangling the Indirect Links Between Socioeconomic Status and Health: The Dynamic Role of Work Stressors and Personal Control,” by Amy M. Christie and Julian Barling, Journal of Applied Psychology, November 2009

Paul Pfleiderer, the C.O.G. Miller Distinguished Professor of Finance

Should We Pay CEOs with Debt?” by Alex Edmans, World Economic Forum, March 14, 2016

Jerry Porras, the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao, 2014

Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale,” by John Hamm, Harvard Business Review, December 2002

Stefan J. Reichelstein, the William R. Timken Professor of Accounting

Decentralized Energy Systems for Clean Electricity Access,” by Peter Alstone, Dimitry Gershenson, and Daniel M. Kammen, Nature Climate Change, March 2015

The Effect of Infrastructure Access and Quality on Non-Farm Enterprises in Rural Indonesia,” by John Gibson and Susan Olivia (2010), World Development, May 2010

Who Benefits Most From Rural Electrification? Evidence in India,” by Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad, Rubaba Ali, and Douglas F. Barnes, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, June 2012

Myra Strober, Professor of Economics (by courtesy)

Getting to 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have It All by Sharing It All, by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober, 2009

Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work, by Debra E. Meyerson, 2001

Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States, by Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari, and Marilyn Power, 2002

Lawrence Wein, the Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science

Is the Impact of Cumulative Disadvantage on Sentencing Greater for Black Defendants?” by John Wooldredge, James Frank, Natalie Goulette, and Lawrence Travis III, Criminology & Public Policy, May 2015

California Prison Downsizing and Its Impact on Local Criminal Justice Systems,” by Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia, Harvard Law & Policy Review, August 2014

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