Claudia Robles-Garcia

Assistant Professor, Finance

Claudia Robles-Garcia

Assistant Professor of Finance

Center Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Academic Area:

Research Interests

  • Household Finance
  • Banking
  • Industrial Organization


Claudia Robles-Garcia is an assistant professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Robles-Garcia earned a BA in economics from the University Carlos III of Madrid and a Master’s in economics and finance from the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies. Subsequently, she received a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics and worked as a research analyst at the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Her main areas of research are household finance, industrial organization, and banking. In recent work, she studies the role of intermediaries as expert advisors and how their remuneration schemes can affect market outcomes. She is interested in issues related to financial intermediation and regulation, and the interaction of vertical relations with firm pricing decisions.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 2019
  • MRes in Economics, London School of Economics, 2014–16
  • Masters in Economics and Finance, CEMFI, 2012–14
  • BA in Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2008–12

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford GSB, 2019–present
  • Research Analyst, UK Financial Conduct Authority, 2016–19

Awards and Honors

  • Louise and Claude N. Rosenberg Jr. Faculty Scholar, 2022–23
  • AQR Top Finance Graduate Award, 2019
  • Fellowship for Graduate Studies, La Caixa Foundation, 2018–19
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postgraduate Scholarship, 2014–18
  • National Award Best Graduate, 2012 Cohort, Spanish Ministry of Education, 2014
  • Valedictorian at UC3M, 2012 Cohort
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Government of Madrid, 2009–12


Journal Articles

Mike Harmon, Claudia Robles-Garcia
AIRA Journal
June 2021 Vol. 34 Issue 2 Pages 6–10

Working Papers

Nikolaos T. Artavanis, Daniel Paravisini, Claudia Robles-Garcia, Amit Seru, Margarita Tsoutsoura August 2022
NIkos Artavanis, Daniel Paravisini, Claudia Robles-Garcia, Amit Seru, Margarita Tsoutsoura November 2019

Stanford Case Studies

Mike Harmon, Claudia Robles-Garcia

Stanford GSB Affiliations

Insights by Stanford Business

December 03, 2020
A decade of binge borrowing has turned many corporations into the walking dead, Stanford finance experts say.
August 26, 2019
Home-loan middlemen are more than a necessary evil — they benefit both buyers and lenders, a new study finds.