Luke Stein

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906

Biography

Luke Stein is a financial economist whose research is largely focused on empirically assessing the impact of uncertainty on decision-making, including investment (real and financial) and financial reporting. Professor Stein also conducts research on the financial consequences of discrimination, including work on African-American economic history.

Professor Stein has presented his work or given invited discussions at many leading conferences including meetings of the Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Intermediation Research Society, Society for Financial Studies, and the American Economics Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and was formerly a Consultant at Bain & Company.

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University
  • Bachelor's degree. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
  • Certificate. Japanese Language, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Applied Microeconomics

Publications

Research Activity

  • “Economic Uncertainty and Earnings Manipulation,” with Charles C.Y. Wang
  • “Distracted Directors: Evidence from Directors' Outside Employment,” with Hong Zhao
  • “Angels, Entrepreneurship, and Employment Dynamics: Evidence from Investor Accreditation Rules,” with Laura Lindsey
  • “Tax-Timing Options and the Demand for Idiosyncratic Volatility,” with Oliver Boguth
  • “Financial Inclusion, Human Capital, and Wealth Accumulation: Evidence From the Freedman's Savings Bank,” with Constantine Yannelis
  • “Race, Skin Color, and Economic Outcomes in Early Twentieth-Century America,” with Roy Mill
  • “The Effect of Uncertainty on Investment, Hiring, and R&D: Causal Evidence from Equity Options,” with Elizabeth C. Stone

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance

Honors/Awards

  • Walter J. Gores Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University
  • Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award Finalist, Arizona State University
  • Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory Scholarship, University of Chicago

Work History

Arizona State University: 2013present. Bain & Company: 20022006.