Bio


Bruce Cahan is a Lecturer in Stanford University's Management Science and Engineering Department, a Distinguished Scholar at Stanford's Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute's mediaX Program, and an active member of CodeX Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Legal Informatics. Bruce's course offerings at Stanford include Ethics of Finance and Financial Engineering (MS&E 148), Investing on the Buy Side of Wall Street (MS&E 449), Sustainable Banking (CEE 244A) and Redesigning Post-Disaster Finance (d.school pop out).. As an Ashoka Fellow through Urban Logic, Bruce is creating the Space Commodities Exchange, GoodBank™(IO), an independent teaching bank for high-transparency, impacts-aware commercial bankers, and other projects.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford University - Department of Management Science & Engineering (2016 - Present)
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford mediaX (2016 - 2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Stanford University - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2016 - 2017)
  • Consulting Professor, Stanford University - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2014 - 2016)
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2011 - 2014)
  • Non-Residential Fellow, Stanford Law School - Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) (2008 - 2012)
  • Non-Residential Fellow, Stanford Law School - Center for Internet and Society (2006 - 2009)

Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Economics and International Business (1976)
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Temple University School of Law, Law (1979)

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Space Commodities Futures Trading Exchange: Adapting Terrestrial Market Mechanisms to Grow a Sustainable Space Economy NEW SPACE Cahan, B. B., Pittman, R., Cooper, S., Cumbers, J. 2018
  • Space Commodities in Service of National Security American Institute for Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) Space Forum Cahan, B., Locke, T. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.2514/6.2018-5150

  • Outer Frontiers of Banking: Financing Space Explorers and Safeguarding Terrestrial Finance NEW SPACE-THE JOURNAL OF SPACE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION Cahan, B. B., Marboe, I., Roedel, H. 2016; 4 (4): 253–68
  • Making Cities Smarter than Their Bankers Artificial Intelligence and Smarter Living — The Conquest of Complexity: Papers from the 2011 AAAI Workshop Cahan, B. 2011
  • Using High-Transparency Banks to Reconnect Money and Meaning Community Development Investment Review Cahan, B. 2009
  • Learning from crisis - Lessons in human and information infrastructure from the World Trade Center response SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW Dawes, S. S., Cresswell, A. M., Cahan, B. B. 2004; 22 (1): 52–66
  • Turning to Digital Government in a Crisis: Coordinating Government, Business & Nonprofit Services in Response to the World Trade CenterAttacks of September 11, 2001 Dawes, S., Cahan, B., Cresswell, A. NSF National Science Foundation Digital Government Exploratory Research. 2003
  • United States' Experience with Public-Private Partnership: Elements of Effective Public-Purpose Partnership OECD E-Government Project Cahan, B. 2002
  • Financing the NSDI: Aligning Federal and Non-Federal Investments Cahan, B. FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee. Washington DC. 2000
  • National Health Insurance: How would the courts take it? Temple Law Quarterly Cahan, B. 1979; 52