Stanford Econ 247, Labor Topics, Winter 2016 (PhD)

Lectures will revolve around one main discussion paper (presented by a student) and then some overview of other papers in the literature presented by me. The focus is on current research areas for students thinking about PhD topics, rather than a comprehensive span of the literature. Topics also include research skills, tips and tricks, refereeing and presentation skills.


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Stanford GSB 591, Management Practices, Winter 2016 (MBA)

Lectures about core modern management practices based on around a decade of research by the LSE, McKinsey, Stanford, the World Bank and the EBRD, co-taught with John Van Reenen. Aimed at 1st and 2nd year MBA students.

Syllabus (coming end January 2016)

Gokaldas case


Older Courses


Uncertainty overview (from SED June 2014) slides video


Stanford Econ 149, The modern Firm in Theory and Practice, Winter 2015 (Undergrad)

Topics on the organization and management of the modern firm, co-taught with Paul Milgrom


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MIT Organizational Economics Mini-Course, Winter 2013

6 hours of lectures on the measuring and explaining the differences in management and organizational practices across firms and countries. Aimed at 2nd+ year PhD students.

Syllabus and class schedule, Lecture 1, Lecture 2


Harvard PhD slides on Uncertainty, Spring 2014

This was a 5 hour course I gave at harvard in April 2014 overviewing the literature on uncertainty and volatility, focusing on the latest empirical results and implications for policy.

Slides  reading Fluctuations in Uncertainty





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Professor of Economics, Stanford University