Opening Remarks – Sarah Soule & Peter Demarzo

March 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am America/Los Angeles Timezone

Sarah Soule and Peter De Marzo

Sarah Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and senior associate dean for academic affairs. Her major areas of interest are organizational theory, social movements, and political sociology. She has written two books, the first with Cambridge University Press, entitled Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility, and the second with Norton, called A Primer on Social Movements. She has served on a number of boards of nonprofit organizations, is currently a member of the board of advisors to the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the Stanford, the advisory board of the Danish Innovation Centre, and the international advisory board to the president of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Peter DeMarzo is the Staehelin Family Professor of Finance, Faculty Director for Stanford LEAD, and former Senior Associate Dean at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has published research on corporate investment and financing, asset securitization, financial contracting, and market regulation.  Recent work has examined the optimal design of securities, leverage dynamics, compensation mechanisms, regulation of insider trade, bank capital regulation, and the influence of information asymmetries on corporate disclosures and investment.  He is co-author of Corporate Finance and Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Pearson 2020). He currently teaches MBA and PhD courses in Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling.