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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’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 the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. 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 in 1996 and an MBA in finance in 1998 from the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he received a PhD in finance from the University of Michigan in 2007 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 University of Delhi.


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