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Renee Bowen

Renee Bowen
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Renee Bowen

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
PhD, Economics, Georgetown University, 2008
MA, Economics, Georgetown University, 2003
BS, Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000


Renee Bowen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. For the 2013-2014 academic year, Renee was the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Arch W. Shaw National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Renee's research focuses on Political Economy, Microeconomic Theory and International Trade. In her work she applies dynamic game theory to study the behavior of individuals who are constrained by institutions and who have long-term strategic considerations. Her recent work examines the efficiency of flexible budgetary institutions. 

Renee received her PhD in Economics from Georgetown University and her BSc in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has been a consultant at the World Bank working on international trade policy for Sub-Saharan Africa, and was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities working with emerging markets. At Stanford she teaches The International Economy to MBA students and Dynamic Political Economy Theory to PhD students.

Research Interests: 
International Trade, Microeconomic Theory, Political Economy