Rebecca Diamond

Associate Professor of Economics

Associate Professor Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
Class of 1988 Faculty Scholar for 2020–2021
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Research Statement

Rebecca Diamond is an applied micro economist studying local labor and housing markets. Her recent research focuses on the causes and consequences of diverging economic growth across U.S. cities and its effects on inequality.


Rebecca Diamond is an Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business where she teaches Data and Decisions. Her current research studies the causes and consequence of segregation of households by income and education level across neighborhoods and labor markets. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research from 2013 to 2014. She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2013 and her BS in Physics and Economics and Mathematics from Yale University in 2007.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2013
  • MA, Economics, Harvard Univeristy, 2011
  • BS, Physics, 2nd major in Economics & Mathematics, Yale, 2007

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018–present
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2014–present
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research(SIEPR), 2013–2014

Professional Experience

  • Analyst in Quantitative Investment Strategies, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, 2007–2008

Awards and Honors

  • Class of 1988 Faculty Scholar, 2019–2020
  • Spence Faculty Scholar, 2018–2019
  • Spence Faculty Scholar, 2017–2018


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