Christopher Tonetti is an Associate Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Growth and Stabilization in the Global Economy in the MBA program. His research is in the area of macroeconomics, with a focus on growth and household finance. Tonetti received a BA in economics-mathematics from Columbia University, and a PhD in economics from New York University.
His growth research focuses on how firms' investments in innovation and technology adoption contribute to aggregate growth. Recently he has studied how changes in trade policy can alter the competitive environment and affect growth rates by altering the technology adoption patterns of firms. His household finance research focuses on the dynamics of household wealth, income, and consumption over time and over the lifecycle. His recent work studies the savings, consumption, and labor supply patterns of the elderly and their desire for annuities, for insurance against late in life health risks, and to leave bequests.