John B. Shoven
The Trione Director of SIEPR, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics

John Shoven’s research is in the fields of public finance, corporate finance and investments. An expert on tax policy, Social Security, and U.S. saving patterns, Shoven was a consultant for the U.S. Treasury Department from 1975 to 1988. The author of more than one hundred professional articles and twenty books, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the London School of Economics, and Kyoto University.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Shoven edited Demography & the Economy, published by the University of Chicago Press, in 2011. His 2008 book, Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform, was co-authored by Secretary George P. Shultz.  

Shoven joined the Stanford faculty in 1973, and has served as the Chairman of the Economics Department (1986-89), Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (1988-93) and Dean of Humanities and Sciences (1993-98). He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Shoven is Chairman of the Board of Cadence Design Systems and is also a member of the board of directors of Exponent, Inc., Financial Engines and American Century Funds.   He served on the board of Watson Wyatt from 2002-06.