Stacey Kole, AM ’86, PhD ’92

Deputy Dean for Alumni, Corporate Relations, and the Full-Time MBA Program and Clinical Professor of Economics
Chicago Booth

Stacey Kole

Stacey R. Kole, AM ’86, PhD ’92, is deputy dean for Alumni, Corporate Relations, and the Full-Time MBA Program and clinical professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her research interests cover policies and practices that dictate behavior within organizations and its relation to firm performance. A two-time winner of the Journal of Financial Economics’ Jensen Prize, her publications include “Workforce Integration and the Dissipation of Value in Mergers: The Case of USAir’s Acquisition of Piedmont Aviation,” with Kenneth Lehn, in Mergers and Productivity, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2000; “Deregulation and the Adaptation of Governance Structure: The Case of U.S. Airlines Industry,” with Kenneth Lehn, published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 1999; and “The Complexity of Compensation Contracts,” published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 1997. 

She previously served as a member of the faculty and associate dean for MBA Programs at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. Prior to her career in academics, Kole was a financial economist in the Economic and Risk Analysis Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and a research associate at in the Country Risk unit of Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

Kole received a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from the University of Rochester in 1982. She received her PhD in economics in 1992 from the University of Chicago.