This is a course about the financial decision-making process largely from the point of view of the CEO of an entrepreneurial venture, ranging from very early to very late stages. The course takes a two-pronged approach: First, we develop tools...
Associate Professor, Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- PhD, Business Economics, Harvard University, 2012
- MA, Financial Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007
- BA, Mathematics and Economics, Ben Gurion University, 2005
- Associate Professor of Finance, Stanford GSB, 2016-present
- Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford GSB, 2012-2016
- SIEPR Faculty Fellow, 2016-present
- NBER Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-present
- NBER Faculty Research Fellow (Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship), 2015-present
Awards and Honors
- Dhirubhai Ambani Faculty Scholar in Entrepreneurship for 2015-2016
- Brattle Prize Winner (First Prize) for Best Paper in the Journal of Finance, 2015
- Younger Family Faculty Scholar, Stanford GSB, 2013-2014
- Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship
- Best paper award, Coller Institute, London Business School
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship
The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States | PDF
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Who Creates New Firms when Local Opportunities Arise? | PDF
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This course provides an introduction to empirical research in corporate finance, with an emphasis on the application of cross-sectional and panel data econometric techniques for causal inference. Topics include investment policy, entrepreneurship...
Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs
- Seed Transformation Program – East AfricaGain management training and networking support in this leadership program for established business leaders in East Africa.
- Seed Transformation Program – IndiaGain management training and networking support in this leadership program for established business leaders in India and Sri Lanka.
- Seed Transformation Program – Southern AfricaGain management training and networking support in this leadership program for established business leaders in Southern Africa.
- Seed Transformation Program – West AfricaGain management training and networking support in this leadership program for leaders of established businesses in West Africa.
Stanford Case Studies
BloomThat: Navigating the Ups and Downs of a Silicon Valley Start-up | E685
Shai Bernstein, Robert E. Siegel, Joseph N. Golden2019
Illuminate Ventures: Raising a Venture Fund | E473
Shai Bernstein, Arthur Korteweg, Sara Rosenthal2013
Stanford University Affiliations
- Faculty Affiliate, King Center on Global Development
Insights by Stanford Business
May 8, 2019
In areas tied to declining industries, corporate reorganization has better long-term impact than going-out-of-business sales, a new study finds.
February 7, 2018
When the economy stumbles, so too does an employee’s interest in thinking outside the box.
February 1, 2016
Stanford GSB professors share their reading list for topics related to impact.
August 11, 2015
Having investors you can easily interact with can help a business grow.
July 30, 2015
The team behind a business concept can be more important than the idea itself.
December 11, 2013
A finance professor says private equity buyouts add value to companies' operations without decimating their workforces.
July 9, 2013
Institutional investors often favor deals close to home — even though it can cost them dearly.