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Amit Seru

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Amit Seru

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford 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)
PhD, Finance, University of Michigan, 2007
MBA, University of Delhi, 1998
BE, Electronics & Communication, University of Delhi, 1996


​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 Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, 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, a department editor (finance) 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 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 PhD. 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.

Research Interests: 
Financial Intermediation and Regulation, Resource Allocation and Internal Organization of Firms, Performance Evaluations and Incentives