Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Ph.D. and M.A., economics, Princeton University, and M.B.A., Yale School of Management
Summary of Experience
Professor Oyer is an expert in the economics of organizations and human resource practices. In the field of personnel economics, he has undertaken several studies on how organizations pay and provide incentives for their workers. He has also examined how salespeople and executives react to incentive systems and why some firms use broad-based stock option programs. In addition, he has conducted research on how firms have adjusted their human resource practices in response to legal barriers for dismissing workers. His current research projects focus on how companies identify and recruit workers in highly-skilled and competitive labor markets. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance. Professor Oyer is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Labor Economics. Prior to joining Stanford, he was on the faculty of the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. In his pre-academic life, Professor Oyer worked for the management consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton, as well as for 3Com Corporation and ASK Computer Systems.