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Best 40-Under-40 Professor Harikesh Nair

Headshot of Harikesh Nair of Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Harikesh Nair of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business is among the 40 best business school profs under 40

Harikesh Nair

Associate Professor of Marketing

Age: 38

Institution: Stanford University, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Since: 2005

Before current institution: PhD, University of Chicago

Hometown: Trivandrum, India

Marital status: Married

Children: 1 daughter

Education: Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, PhD Business

Courses currently teaching: Monetizing Your Business (new class offered next year)

Fun fact: Can recite “The Jabberwocky” by Lewis Caroll off the top of my head if you ask nicely (try reciting it).

Professors you most admire: Darrell Duffie, David Larker, Stanford GSB

Most memorable moment as a professor: The graduation of the first student I advised on their dissertation

“If I weren’t a B-school professor, I would…” Work on driving social and economic change in India

Marketing professor Harikesh Nair is an expert in marketing analytics. His interdisciplinary research on the subject merges applied economic theory and econometric tools with marketing data to analyze consumer behavior and ultimately improve companies’ strategic marketing decisions. Professor Harikesh Nair’s award-winning studies have been published in top-tier academic journals, such as Journal of Marketing Research and Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and have been covered by worldwide media outlets, such as The Economist, the Financial Times, and U.S. News.

Harikesh Nair is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40