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Neil Malhotra


Stanford University

Fellowship year


During his fellowship year at CASBS, Neil Malhotra will be working on a book-length project investigating how various stakeholders (activists, government officials, and the mass public) react to corporate self-regulation. Corporations often go beyond legal requirements in hopes of forestalling more-onerous government regulation. The book will investigate the efficacy of these corporate strategies as well as implications for public welfare.

Malhotra is the Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he directs the Center for Social Innovation. His research focuses on the relationship between business, government, and society. He is the author of Leading with Values (Cambridge University Press, 2022) and the editor of Frontiers in Social Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press, 2022). He has published over 75 academic articles in leading journals such as Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

For more on his prior research on the influence of business elites on politics, see this video interview: