Christopher T. Stanton

Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

Christopher Stanton is Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit. He is responsible for the MBA elective course Managing the Future of Work and he also teaches in a variety of Executive Education programs.  In addition to his position at HBS, Professor Stanton is a Faculty Research Fellow with The National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow with CESifo in Germany, and is affiliated with the Center for Economic Policy Research in the UK. 

Professor Stanton’s research provides insights into management practices that generate positive spillovers inside firms, while seeking to understand how technology is changing the ability to fragment work beyond traditional organizational boundaries.  The same technological trends that enable the growth of remote work and the rise of the gig economy also improve the measurement of internal work outcomes, giving executives rich data to target incentives or productivity improvement programs.  Professor Stanton seeks to understand the resulting managerial, organizational, and policy implications of these trends.   Recent work also focuses on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Professor Stanton’s research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, the Journal of Labor Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other outlets and it has been covered by major media outlets including The Economist, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg.

Before joining HBS, Professor Stanton was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Utah and an Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration from Stanford University and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Emory University.