Michael Spence
Economist & Nobel Laureate
Stanford University

Michael Spence is the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Adjunct Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, and an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford University.

In 2001, he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in the field of information economics. Spence was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Prize for excellence in teaching and the John Bates Clark Medal for a “significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”

From 1984 to 1990, he served as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, overseeing Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education.

Spence is currently a Senior Advisor to Jasper Ridge Partners and a Senior Advisor to General Atlantic Partners.