Professor Stern has been associated with approximately 20 graduate schools of business around the world. He has taught a special topics elective called the Theory and Policy of Modern Finance at Columbia since 1976 (with a brief three-year hiatus in the mid-1980s). He has taught at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University for the past 10 years, the University of Chicago for the past three years and the University of Cape Town in South Africa as a visiting professor since 2003 (this appointment runs five years). In addition, he teaches at the graduate school at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Va.) and at a university in Tel Aviv, Israel. In the past, he has taught at Michigan, the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester, London Business School, the Australian Graduate School of Management, the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, the Anderson School at UCLA and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, among others.
Stern is the author of two books and the coauthor of six others, all on financial economics. He has been a financial policy columnist for the Financial Times of London for four years, and his articles have also appeared on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. For two years he was a guest columnist for the Sunday Times of London, and for 17 years he was a rotating panelist on the national television program Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser. He also has served on the boards of six firms and two charitable foundations.
He is a member of the Council of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and he has been a member of the executive advisory committee of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester for 21 years.
For the past 25 years, Stern has been one of three economists to give the annual business forecast at the University of Chicago each December.