I am a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich’s Center for Law and Economics.

I study decision-making in legal and business institutions. In particular, I focus on how to better align the interests of corporations and society. I use theoretical and empirical techniques to study questions including the design of legal rules, contract design, and corporate governance.

I received my PhD in Business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019. My PhD advisers were Anat Admati and Steven Callander. My dissertation committee members included  Mitch Polinsky and George Triantis. I received my JD from Stanford Law School in 2018.


Research Interests: Corporations and Society, Law and Finance, Private law, Contract Theory, Political Economy, Experimental Law and Economics.

Teaching Interests: Doctrinal:  Contracts, Torts, Remedies, Business Associations; Bankruptcy; Advanced Courses: Corporations and Society, Corporate Finance, Contract Design.

Email: natkinson@ethz.ch

Phone: +1 (541) 908-2722