Jeffrey Zwiebel

Professor, Finance
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The James C. Van Horne Professor of Finance

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Research Statement

Jeffrey Zwiebel’s research focuses on the fields of corporate finance, organizations, the theory of the firm, and microeconomic theory. Particular topics of research interest include financial contracting, bargaining theory, intrafirm bargaining, contract theory, organizational design, political and social belief formation, corporate governance, executive compensation, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuation, and the economics of sports.

Bio

Jeffrey Zwiebel is the James C. Van Horne Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. 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 Balleison Prize for the outstanding senior thesis in economics.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
  • AB, Princeton University, 1987

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1991
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1996
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1996

Awards and Honors

  • Philip F. Maritz Faculty Fellow, 2017–18
  • GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2015–16

Publications

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