Ian Martin

Associate Professor of Finance

Personal Homepage: http://www.stanford.edu/~iwrm/


Academic Areas: Finance

Ian Martin conducts research on financial markets and the macroeconomy. In recent papers, he has investigated theoretical models of asset price comovement; the implications of disasters for financial markets; asset returns in the long run; the behavior of small assets; long interest rates; and the equilibrium impact of borrowing constraints.


Ian Martin is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he teaches an elective course on derivatives, and is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

After gaining a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, he was, from 1999 to 2001, an Analyst and then an Associate on the bond option and swaption trading desk at Goldman Sachs International in London. He subsequently earned an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

He has received fellowships from Harvard University, the Center for Retirement Research, and the Institute for Humane Studies; and was a participant in the Review of Economic Studies Tour.

Academic Degrees

PhD, Economics, 2008, Harvard University
MSc, Economics, 2003, London School of Economics and Political Science
BA, Mathematics, 1999, University of Cambridge

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2008
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, since 2009

Selected Publications

  • "Disasters and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty": American Economic Review, 2008

Awards and Honors

  • Review of Economic Studies Tour, 2008
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2007, Harvard University
  • Dissertation Fellowship, 2006, Center for Retirement Research
  • Humane Studies Fellowship, 2006, Institute for Humane Studies