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Matthew Gentzkow

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Matthew Gentzkow

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 2004
AM, Economics, Harvard University, 2002
AB, Economics, Harvard University, 1997
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Matthew Gentzkow is Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries. He received the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the American economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, several National Science Foundation grants for research on media, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He was educated at Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1997, a master's degree in 2002, and a PhD in 2004.

Focal Areas: 
Innovation and Technology
Politics and Media
Regulation and Competition