Paul Oyer is the Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Labor Economics.
Paul studies personnel economics, focusing on firms’ incentive systems, hiring and firing, and the “Gig Economy”. He is the author of An Economist Goes to the Game, Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating, an entertaining explanation of microeconomics using examples from online dating and labor markets, and Roadside MBA (with Michael Mazzeo and Scott Schaefer), a Strategy guide for small businesses.
Paul holds a BA in math and computer science from Middlebury College, an MBA from Yale University, and an MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University. Paul is married to Kathryn Stoner, a Stanford Political Scientist. He has two grown children, two step-children, and two ill-behaved but sweet Retrievers.