The James C. Van Horne Professor of Finance
Jeffrey Zwiebel is The James C. Van Horne Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on the fields of corporate finance, organizations, the theory of the firm, and microeconomic theory. Recent and ongoing research includes work on executive compensation, financial contracting, bargaining theory, mergers and acquisitions, persuasion bias in political and social belief formation and transmission, and the “hot-hand” in sports.
Jeff has taught MBA classes on Corporate Finance, Corporate Valuation, and Mergers and Acquisitions, and PhD classes on Corporate Finance Theory. He has been a national fellow at the Hoover Institution and has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Jeff received his PhD in economics at MIT. He received an AB in economics (with highest honors) at Princeton, where he also received the Halbert White ’72 Prize for the outstanding student in the economics department, and the Wolf Balleisen Prize for the outstanding senior thesis in economics.
- PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
- AB, Princeton University, 1987
- At Stanford University since 1991
- National Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1996
- Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1996
Awards and Honors
- Business School Trust Faculty Fellow, 2022–23
- Philip F. Maritz Faculty Fellow, 2017–18
- GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2015–16