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Associate Professor of Law

Colleen Honigsberg

Faculty Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Associate Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

Colleen Honigsberg is an Associate Professor at Stanford Law School, where her research is focused on the empirical study of corporate and securities law. Her scholarship uses a variety of econometric techniques and often requires examining new sources of data. Her recent papers have looked at the role creditors play in investment policy, the effects of hedge fund regulation, and the relationship between legal liability and audit quality. Her research, often timely, has been featured in major mainstream publications such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and her scholarship has been published in leading academic journals.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2016, Professor Honigsberg received her Ph.D. from Columbia Business School and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She has expertise in accounting and previously worked as a Certified Public Accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services and for Compass Lexecon.

Focal Areas: Innovation and Technology, Money and Finance, Regulation and Competition


BS, Cognitive Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
JD, Columbia Law School, 2011
MPhil, Accounting, Columbia Business School, 2013
PhD, Accounting, Columbia Business School, 2016