Matthew Gentzkow

Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, School of Humanities and Sciences

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Research Statement

I study applied microeconomics with a focus on media industries.

Research Interests

  • Media
  • Politics
  • Technology
  • Industrial Organization
  • Political Economy
  • Health Care
  • Persuasion

Bio

Matthew Gentzkow is the Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy at Stanford University. He studies applied microeconomics with a focus on media industries. He received the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the American economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and  a former co-editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Other awards include the 2016 Calvó-Armengol International Prize, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, and Sloan Foundation, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He studied at Harvard University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1997, a master’s degree in 2002, and a PhD in 2004.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics, Harvard University, June 2004
  • AM in Economics, Harvard University, June 2002
  • AB in Economics, Harvard University, June 1997

Academic Appointments

  • Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy, Stanford University, 2020–present
  • Professor of Economics, Stanford University, 2015–2020
  • Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics & Neubauer Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2013–2015
  • Professor of Economics & Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2009–2013
  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2008–2009
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Department of Economics, Fall 2008
  • Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University Center for the Study of Industrial Organization, Spring 2008
  • John Huizinga Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2007–2008
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2004-2008

Publications

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Stanford University Affiliations

  • Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) 2015–present
  • Faculty Affiliate Stanford Center on Longevity 2019–present

Service to the Profession

Editorial

  • Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017–present
  • Fellow, CESifo Research Network (Digitization), 2017–present
  • Industrial Organization Steering Committee, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2015–present
  • Associate, Toulouse Network for Information Technology, 2013–2020
  • Co-Editor, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013–2016
  • Associate Editor, RAND Journal of Economics, 2012–2017
  • Member, Board of Editors, Journal of Economic Literature, 2011–2013
  • Member, Board of Editors, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010–2013
  • Research Associate, Industrial Organization and Political Economy, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010–present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Initiative on Global Markets, 2009–2014
  • Faculty Research Fellow, Industrial Organization, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2006–2010

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