Rebecca Diamond

Rebecca Diamond
Assistant Professor, Economics
Contact Info
Assistant Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2016-17
Academic Area: 

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 Assistant 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

  • 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


Other Publications

Rebecca Diamond. SIEPR Policy Brief. July 2014.


Degree Courses


The course covers various topics relating to social insurance. The first half of the course covers the rationale for government interventions into private insurance markets, adverse selection, social insurance design and the intersection between...


This is the base version of D&D. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques for analyzing risk and formulating sound decisions in uncertain environments. Approximately half of the course focuses on probability and its...

Insights by Stanford Business

September 15, 2015
Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.
September 23, 2014
Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.
July 7, 2014
New research shows they are increasingly segregated by education.

School News

September 9, 2014
Stanford GSB welcomes seven tenure-line faculty and 17 lecturers from a range of disciplines who will infuse the school’s curriculum with fresh perspectives.