Jeremy I. Bulow

Professor, Economics
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Jeremy I. Bulow

The Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
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Research Statement

Jeremy Bulow’s research spans economics and finance and includes topics such as industrial organization, international debt, pension funds, auctions, and tobacco. Bulow has taught microeconomics as well as courses on economic aspects of contracts, competition, and markets, and environmental management and policy analysis.


Jeremy Bulow is the Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics at Stanford Business School. He served as the director of the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission from 1998-2001. Bulow was co-editor of the American Economic Review from 2005-2008. His research has covered a variety of topics including pension funds, sovereign debt, auctions, and tobacco. He has served as a consultant to government agencies including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the World Bank, the British Radio Communications Authority, and the Federal Reserve. In the private sector, he has consulted to companies in oil, telecoms, credit cards, software, and internet search. Bulow is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • MA, Yale University, 1975
  • BA, Yale University, 1975

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1979-present
  • Visiting Professor, Yale School of Management and Economics Department, 1997–98
  • Visiting Research Fellow, World Bank, 1991
  • Research Fellow, Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, University of Chicago, 1985
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1984–86
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1982–83
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1979-Present
  • National Science Foundation Fellow, 1975–78

Awards and Honors

  • Business School Trust Faculty Fellow, 2017–19


Journal Articles

Jeremy I. Bulow, Paul Klemperer
The Economic Journal
August 2015 Vol. 125 Issue 586 Pages F131-F157
Jeremy I. Bulow, Jonathan Levin
American Economic Review
June 2006 Vol. 96 Issue 3 Pages 652–668
Jeremy I. Bulow
Milken Institute Review
2006 Vol. Fourth Quarter
Jeremy I. Bulow, John B. Shoven
Journal of Economic Perspectives
2005 Vol. 19 Issue 4 Pages 115-134
Jeremy I. Bulow, Paul Klemperer
American Economic Review
1999 Vol. 89 Issue 1 Pages 175-189
Jeremy I. Bulow, Ming Huang, Paul Klemperer
Journal of Political Economy
1999 Vol. 107 Issue 3 Pages 427-454
Jeremy I. Bulow, Paul Klemperer
American Economic Review
1996 Vol. 86 Issue 1 Pages 180-194
Jeremy I. Bulow, Lawrence H. Summers
Journal of Political Economy
1984 Vol. 92 Issue 1 Pages 20-39

Book Chapters

Jeremy I. Bulow, Jonathan Levin, Paul R. Milgrom
Handbook of Spectrum Auction Design
2017 Pages 689–712

Working Papers

Jeremy I. Bulow, Paul Klemperer August 2021

Academic Publications

Jeremy I. Bulow, Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff, Christoph Trebesch
Finance & Development
September 2020 Vol. 57 Issue 3 Pages 12–16


Degree Courses

Stanford University Affiliations

  • National Fellow Hoover Institution

Service to the Profession

  • Co-editor, American Economics Review, 2005-2008
  • Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Fellow, Econometric Society
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow, National Science Foundation

In the Media

Insights by Stanford Business

May 22, 2014
A Stanford economist and his colleague at Oxford propose a new strategy to reduce the risk of taxpayer-funded bailouts.
January 01, 2007
An economist examines what went wrong in the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement.
July 01, 2004
A scholar parses recent proposals for financial reporting of stock option expenses, and offers a solution that reflects economic realities.
August 01, 2002
Production factors and local regulations — not political conspiracies — cause price fluctuations at the pump.
November 01, 2000
In the last 25 years, many if not most significant innovations in economics have been driven by this methodological innovation.

School News

June 04, 2012
Stanford GSB students recognize Dirk Jenter, Charles Lee, and Jeremy Bulow for their passionate teaching of challenging subjects.