Ariel D. Stern

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Ariel Dora Stern is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Technology & Operations Management Unit. She teaches the Technology and Operations Management course in the MBA required curriculum.

Professor Stern’s research focuses on the empirical analysis of health-care markets, health-care policy, and innovation incentives faced by medical technology firms. She is particularly interested in the intersection of regulation, firm strategy, and the economics of health care, together with topics related to the determinants of health-care spending, productivity and innovation in health care, and the adoption of health technology. Her research has been cited by Bloomberg, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.


Ariel Dora Stern is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Technology & Operations Management Unit. She teaches the Technology and Operations Management course in the MBA required curriculum.

Professor Stern’s research focuses on the empirical analysis of health-care markets, health-care policy, and innovation incentives faced by medical technology firms. She is particularly interested in the intersection of regulation, firm strategy, and the economics of health care, together with topics related to the determinants of health-care spending, productivity and innovation in health care, and the adoption of health technology. Her research has been cited by Bloomberg, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

Professor Stern received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard, where she was a National Bureau of Economic Research Predoctoral Fellow in the Economics of Health and Aging and was honored with the Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Award for excellence in student teaching. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College, where she was a Presidential Scholar and a two-time U.S. national collegiate figure skating champion. Before beginning her academic career, she worked as an economist on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the German Development Bank (KfW), and LeapFrog Investments, an impact investment fund.