Peter DeMarzo is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, and currently Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned his BA in cognitive science and applied mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and his MS in operations research and PhD in economics from Stanford University.
In addition to his experience at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has taught at the Haas School of Business and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and past president of the Western Finance Association. His research is in the area of corporate finance, asset securitization, financial contracting, and market regulation. Recent work has examined issues of the optimal design of securities, optimal compensation mechanisms, regulation of insider trading and broker-dealers, bank capital regulation, and the influence of information asymmetries on corporate disclosures and investment.
Peter's research has received awards including the Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan best paper award from the Review of Financial Studies, and the Western Finance Association Corporate Finance Award. He won the Sloan Teaching Excellence award in 2004 and 2006, and the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 1998. He is co-author of a leading corporate finance textbook, and currently teaches MBA and PhD courses in Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling.