Academic Areas

Stanford GSB faculty pursue research and teaching within seven academic areas.

Research is sparked by intellectual curiosity and enriched by interactions with other academics and business leaders around the globe. Many are engaged in multidisciplinary work that crosses scholarly boundaries within the school or take part in work that involves faculty from other schools or departments at Stanford University.

Courses are renewed constantly as knowledge gained through faculty research enters classrooms to enrich the experience of MBA and PhD students, Fellows in the Stanford MSx Program, and the executives and non-business students in our Executive Education and other non-degree programs.

Recent Publications

Kathleen D. Vohs, Jennifer Aaker, Rhia Catapano
Current Opinion in Psychology (forthcoming).

People seek to spend time in positive experiences, enjoying and savoring. Yet there is no escaping negative experiences, from the mundane (e.g., arguing) to the massive (e.g., death of a...

Kuang Xu, Se-Young Yun
Proceedings of ACM SIGMETRICS. July

We study the effect of imperfect memory on decision making in the context of a stochastic sequential action- reward problem. An agent

John E. Bistline, Stephen D. Comello, Anshuman Sahoo
Energy. May
2018, Vol. 151, Pages 211-225

Many irreversible long-run capital investments entail opportunities for managers to respond flexibly to changes in the economic environment. However, common levelized cost measures used to guide decision-making, such as the...

Academic Publication|
Doug J. Galen, Nikki Brand, Lyndsey Boucherle, Rose Davis, Natalie Do, Ben El-Baz, Isadora Kimura, Kate Wharton, Jay Lee
Center for Social Innovation, RippleWorks. April
11 , 2018

The promise — and potential — of blockchain to drive social impact is massive, but how much of it is hype and how much is reality?

Proponents contend blockchain will...

Francesco Bianchi, Cosmin L. Ilut, Martin K. Schneider
The Review of Economic Studies. April
1 , 2018, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pages 810-854

This article estimates a business cycle model with endogenous financial asset supply and ambiguity averse investors. Firms’ shareholders choose not only production and investment, but also capital structure and payout...