Robert H. Gertner

Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; Deputy Dean for the Part-Time MBA Programs, Chicago Booth

Robert Gertner is deputy dean for Part-Time Programs and Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also faculty codirector of Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative. His research focuses on issues in strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises. He has published papers in numerous scholarly journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and the Yale Law Journal. He is coauthor, with colleagues Douglas Baird and Randy Picker, of Game Theory and the Law. Gertner teaches courses in strategic decision-making, entrepreneurial strategy, and social entrepreneurship.

Gertner is a board member of the Interfaith Youth Core, a trustee of NORC, a member of the Evaluation Advisory Council of the Chicago Public Education Fund and the faculty council of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion International.

Gertner received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1981 and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1986.