A Booth faculty member since 1986, Robert H. Gertner's research interests include strategic decision making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises.
Robert H. Gertner has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1986. His research interests include 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 received a National Science Foundation Research Grant, an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics and was a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has held visiting positions at CEPREMAP in Paris, Cornell Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Gertner is a trustee of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, a national organization devoted to large-scale social research in public interest. He is also a board member of the Interfaith Youth Core and 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 summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University in 1981 and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. He worked as a consultant for AT&T prior to attending MIT.