Jonathan Bendor's research focuses on three areas: 1) theories of bounded rationality—how cognitive constraints affect decision making; 2) the evolution of cooperation and of norms of collective action; 3) the study of bureaucracy—institutional methods of easing cognitive constraints faced by individual decision makers.

Bendor is the Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Political Economics and Organizations at the Graduate School of Business. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1979, having earned all of his degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Professor of Political Science, by courtesy, and also teaches in Stanford’s Public Policy Program. He was director of the GSB’s Doctoral Program for four years. He teaches the MBA course on negotiations and plans to write a (short) text on the subject.

Bendor was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1999-2000 and in 2004-2005. He is in the Who’s Who in Economics (4th ed.) and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.