David P. Baron is the David S. and Ann M. Barlow Professor of Political Economy and Strategy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1981, and a professor of economics and political science (by courtesy) at the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. Previously, he taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University (1968-1981), where he was named the Morrison Professor of Decision Sciences, and was a visiting professor at University d'Aix-Marseille, the Catholic University of Louvain and Harvard University. He holds a BS degree from the University of Michigan (1962), an MBA from Harvard University (1964) and a DBA from Indiana University (1968).
A fellow of the Econometric Society, Professor Baron was awarded the PhD Distinguished Faculty Award at the Stanford business school, 1999, and the Teacher of the Year Award at Kellogg, 1980-1. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Business and Politics, and Decision Sciences. The National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare have supported his research.
Professor Baron's research brought new methods and perspectives to the theory of the firm, the economics of regulation, mechanism design, political economics, and strategy. These include applications of mechanism design to informational problems in regulation, applications of bargaining theory to institutions in political science and development of the field of non-market strategy. An author of three books, one in its third edition, and over 75 research articles, his work has been published by leading scientific journals in operations research, statistics, finance, industrial organization, economic theory, political science, and business strategy.