Business & Free Markets

How do we design markets and regulations to increase prosperity for all?

A competitive and innovative private sector that improves human welfare requires effective markets, government rules, and institutions. Today, many of the intense debates about corporate purpose and the future of capitalism hinge on the relationship between firms and governments, and their respective roles. We aim to leverage our faculty expertise in management, corporate governance, politics, policy, and market design to develop new approaches for market and institutional efficacy and accountability.

Faculty Leadership

The Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance

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Stephen H. Haber John D. Kepler David F. Larcker Amit Seru Brian Tayan
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In summer 2022, Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Corporate Governance at Stanford University, and Rock Center for Corporate Governance…

Curriculum Development

Our curriculum encourages students to develop their critical thinking abilities, engage in meaningful debates, navigate complex situations, and emerge as influential leaders capable of thriving in a constantly evolving world.

Memorable courses include Corporations, Finance, and Governance in the Global Economy and Business and Government: Power and Engagement in the 21st-Century World.

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Through our research and efforts, CGRI strives to engage academics and professionals to bridge the gap between theory and practice and promote corporate governance as an independent area of teaching and scholarship in business schools worldwide.

This initiative, which is housed at Stanford Graduate School of Business, deepens research efforts and creates a robust set of educational offerings for students across the university with interests at the dynamic intersection of social change, finance, philanthropy, and governance.