Rebecca Diamond

Professor, Economics

Rebecca Diamond

Class of 1988 Professor of Economics

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
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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 the Class of 1988 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 in Economics, Harvard University, 2013
  • MA in Economics, Harvard Univeristy, 2011
  • BS in Physics, 2nd major in Economics & Mathematics, Yale, 2007

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Stanford GSB, 2021–present
  • Associate Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018–21
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2014–18
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research, 2013–14

Professional Experience

  • Analyst in Quantitative Investment Strategies, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, 2007–08

Awards and Honors

  • Class of 1988 Faculty Scholar for 2020–21
  • Class of 1988 Faculty Scholar, 2019–20
  • Spence Faculty Scholar, 2018–19
  • Spence Faculty Scholar, 2017–18


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