Matthew  Gentzkow

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Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

Stanford University

579 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-3721

Website: Stanford University faculty profile

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About Matthew Gentzkow

Matthew Gentzkow is Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a focus on media industries. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, he was the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Professor Gentzkow's work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and Econometrica, and has been covered in major national media. He is a Co-Editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and Associate Editor of the RAND Journal of Economics.


Professor Gentzkow was awarded the American Economic Association’s (AEA) 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, presented to an American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. Other awards include the 2015 Calvó-Armengol International Prize, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, several National Science Foundation grants for research on media, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He is also a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2004
A.M., Harvard University, 2002
A.B., Harvard University, 1997

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