2017 Convocation

Speaker Name: DR. LARS STOLE

B.A. Economics and Political Science, University of Illinois

M.S. and Ph.D. Economics, Georgetown University

larsLars Stole earned bachelor degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Illinois where he is listed on the Bronze Tablets, a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stole is the David W. Johnson Professor of Economics and the Academic Director of the Executive MBA Program at Chicago Booth School of Business.  He studies strategic pricing, contracts and incentives theory, industrial economics and game theory. Stole’s research has appeared in many leading industry publications. He has made numerous contributions to the theory of strategic price discrimination. 

Stole has been awarded several prizes for his research, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics from the Harvard Law School. In the past, he has lectured at MIT, CERGE/Prague, and CES/Munich, and he has served as Editor of the RAND Journal of Economics. He is Co-Director of the Applied Theory Initiative, which he founded in 2009.

Outside of academia, Stole enjoys turning wood, working metal and tinkering with machinery.