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[Photo: Christopher STANTON] Dr Christopher STANTON
Associate - Growth
Tel:  02079556794
Email: c.stanton@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  NAB 5.36

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Expertise: Microeconometrics, personnel economics, productivity.


Christopher Stanton is Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at the LSE and Research Associate at the CEP. He earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Utah. His research is in applied microeconomics and mainly uses data collected from within firms or specialized markets. He has published on issues concerning information and learning in new markets, productivity over the business cycle, and the estimation of worker and boss productivity. He has taught PhD courses in econometrics and economic and financial theory and masters level courses in microeconomics, strategy and organizational economics.

Current Areas of Research:

Equilibrium distortions due to search frictions and learning and their consequences for markets and platforms.

Exploration, the option to return to the traditional labor force, and the returns to entrepreneurship.

The consequences of CEO turnover for future labor market earnings, with implications for contracting and incentive provision.


  • PhD, Stanford University

Selected Publications:

  • The Value of Bosses, (with Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw), forthcoming in Journal of Labor Economics.

  • Making do with Less: Working Harder During Recessions, (with Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw), forthcoming in Journal of Labor Economics.

  • Diasporas and Outsourcing: Evidence from oDesk and India, (with Ejaz Ghani and William Kerr), Management Science 2014.

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