Michael Spence

Nobel laureate; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University

Michael Spence is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He served as Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Stanford Business School from 1990 to 1999. Since 1999, he has been a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners in Menlo Park. From 1975 to 1990, he served as Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard University.

Spence was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Prize for excellence in teaching in 1978 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1981 for a "significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge." Spence was named Chairman of the Economics Department at Harvard in 1983 and served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1984 to 1990. At various times, he has served as a member of the editorial boards of American Economics Review, Bell Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, and Public Policy. He is the Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development.

Among his many honors, Spence was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983 and was awarded the David A. Wells Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation at Harvard University in 1972. He is a member of the boards of directors for General Mills. From 1991 to 1997, he was Chairman of the National Research Council Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy. He is a member of the American Economic Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He was awarded a B.A. summa cum laude degree from Princeton University in 1966, a B.A.-M.A. degree from Oxford University in 1968 and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Harvard in 1972.

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