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Professor of Finance

Amit Seru

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Steven and Roberta Denning Professor
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution

Amit Seru is a Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He formerly taught at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Professor Seru’s primary research interest is in corporate finance. He is interested in issues related to financial intermediation and regulation, interaction of internal organization of firms with financing and investment, and incentive provision in firms. His papers in these areas have been published in several journals, including, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal and the Review of Financial Studies. He is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Finance and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Political Economy. His research has been featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Economist.

Seru earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication and an MBA from the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he received a PhD in finance from the University of Michigan before joining the University of Chicago. He was a senior consultant at Accenture before pursuing his Ph.D. Seru was the recipient of a Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Michigan and received a Lt. Governor’s gold medal for overall academic excellence at the University of Delhi.

Focal Areas: Housing and Infrastructure, Inequality, Innovation and Technology, Money and Finance, Regulation and Competition


PhD, Finance, University of Michigan, 2007
MBA, University of Delhi, 1998
BE, Electronics & Communication, University of Delhi, 1996