Jeremy C. Stein

Visiting Professor of Business Administration

Jeremy C. Stein is the Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard
University, where he teaches courses in finance in the undergraduate and PhD programs.
Before coming to Harvard in 2000, Stein was on the finance faculty of M.I.T.’s
Sloan School of Management for ten years, most recently as the J.C. Penney Professor of
Management. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Harvard
Business School from 1987-1990. He received his AB in economics summa cum laude
from Princeton University in 1983 and his PhD in economics from M.I.T. in 1986.


Stein’s research has covered such topics as: behavioral finance and stock-market
efficiency; corporate investment and financing decisions; risk management; capital
allocation inside firms; banking; financial regulation; and monetary policy. He is
currently a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, was previously a co-editor of
the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and has served on the editorial boards of several
other economics and finance journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a
member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable. In
2008, he was president of the American Finance Association. From February-July of
2009, he served in the Obama Administration, as a senior advisor to the Treasury
Secretary and on the staff of the National Economic Council.