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Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance

Amit Seru

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

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

Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

​Amit Seru is the Steven and Roberta Denning 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 was formerly a faculty member at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Professor Seru 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 Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Finance. He was previously editor of Review of Corporate Finance Studies, the finance department editor of Management Science, 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 holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Delhi and a PhD in finance from the University of Michigan. Before pursuing his PhD, he was a senior consultant at Accenture. Seru was the recipient of a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship at University of Michigan and received a Lt. Governor’s gold medal for overall academic excellence at the University of Delhi.