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

Sandra González-Bailón, David Lazer, Pablo Barberá, Meiqing Zhang, Hunt Allcott, Taylor Brown, Adriana Crespo-Tenorio, Deen Freelon, Matthew Gentzkow, Andrew M. Guess, Shanto Iyengar, Young Mie Kim, Neil Malhotra, Devra Moehler, Brendan Nyhan, Jennifer Pan, Carlos Velasco Rivera, Jaime Settle, Emily Thorson, Rebekah Tromble, Arjun Wilkins, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, Annie Franco, Winter Mason, Natalie Jomini Stroud, Joshua A. Tucker
Science
July 2023 Vol. 381 Issue 6656 Pages 392–398
Andrew M. Guess, Neil Malhotra, Jennifer Pan, Pablo Barberá, Hunt Allcott, Taylor Brown, Adriana Crespo-Tenorio, Drew Dimmery, Deen Freelon, Matthew Gentzkow, Sandra González-Bailón, Edward Kennedy, Young Mie Kim, David Lazer, Devra Moehler, Brendan Nyhan, Carlos Velasco Rivera, Jaime Settle, Daniel Robert Thomas, Emily Thorson, Rebekah Tromble, Arjun Wilkins, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Beixian Xiong, Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, Annie Franco, Winter Mason, Natalie Jomini Stroud, Joshua A. Tucker
Science
July 2023 Vol. 381 Issue 6656 Pages 398–404
Brendan Nyhan, Jaime Settle, Emily Thorson, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Pablo Barberá, Annie Y. Chen, Hunt Allcott, Taylor Brown, Adriana Crespo-Tenorio, Drew Dimmery, Deen Freelon, Matthew Gentzkow, Sandra González-Bailón, Andrew M. Guess, Edward Kennedy, Young Mie Kim, David Lazer, Neil Malhotra, Devra Moehler, Jennifer Pan, Daniel Robert Thomas, Rebekah Tromble, Carlos Velasco Rivera, Arjun Wilkins, Beixian Xiong, Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, Annie Franco, Winter Mason, Natalie Jomini Stroud, Joshua A. Tucker
Nature
July 2023 Vol. 620 Pages 137–144
Andrew M. Guess, Neil Malhotra, Jennifer Pan, Pablo Barberá, Hunt Allcott, Taylor Brown, Adriana Crespo-Tenorio, Drew Dimmery, Deen Freelon, Matthew Gentzkow, Sandra González-Bailón, Edward Kennedy, Young Mie Kim, David Lazer, Devra Moehler, Brendan Nyhan, Carlos Velasco Rivera, Jaime Settle, Daniel Robert Thomas, Emily Thorson, Rebekah Tromble, Arjun Wilkins, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Beixian Xiong, Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, Annie Franco, Winter Mason, Natalie Jomini Stroud, Joshua A. Tucker
Science
July 2023 Vol. 381 Issue 6656 Pages 404–408
Susan Athey, Billy Ferguson, Matthew Gentzkow, Tobias Schmidt
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
November 16, 2021 Vol. 118 Issue 46

Working Papers

Susan Athey, Billy Ferguson, Matthew Gentzkow, Tobias Schmidt November 2021

Teaching

Degree Courses

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

Insights by Stanford Business

March 11, 2022
The movement of millions of phones shows that Americans experience less racial isolation once they get out of their neighborhoods.
August 06, 2020
Using GPS data to analyze people’s movements, Stanford researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures suggest.
January 30, 2017
By a large margin, more people saw actual election news, not the fabricated kind.

School News

June 02, 2017
In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, a workshop series was launched to help students move beyond political conflict.