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A. Michael  Spence
A. Michael Spence
Nobel Laureate, 2001; Philip H. Knight Professor, Emeritus, and former Dean of the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

A. Michael Spence, a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development (www.growthcommission.org), a partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Spence received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, along with George Akerlof and Joseph Stiglitz, for his work on asymmetric information and signaling theory. Spence served as dean of the Stanford Business School from 1990 to 1999. From 1984 to 1990, he was dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, overseeing Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education. A recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, he is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Spence received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, a bachelor's-master's degree from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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