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Michael Ostrovsky

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Professor of Economics
Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Fellow for 2015-2016
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Michael Ostrovsky’s research is in the areas of game theory, market design, industrial organization, and finance. Most recently, he has analyzed information aggregation in financial markets, the properties of internet advertising auctions, stability in trading networks, and voting in shareholder meetings.

Bio

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Business Economics, Harvard University, 2005
  • AM in Economics, Harvard University, 2003
  • BAS in Mathematics, Economics, Stanford University, 1999

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2005
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014 - present
  • Visiting Scientist, Google, 2013 - 2014
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, 2008 - 2009

Working Papers

Strategic Trading in Informationally Complex Environments | PDF
Nicolas S. Lambert, Michael Ostrovsky, Mikhail Panov2014

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2015-16

This is the Advanced Applications option in the menu of courses that satisfy the Management Perspectives requirement in Optimization and Simulation Modeling (OSM). The course is tailored to students who already have command of basic optimization...

This class will focus on several topics in market design and related areas. It is intended as a sequel to the more "standard" market/mechanism/auction design courses offered at the GSB and the Economics department (MGTECON 602 and Econ 285), and...

2014-15

GSB students are eligible to report on work experience that is relevant to their core studies under the direction of the Director of the PhD Program. Registration for this work must be approved by the Director of the PhD Program and is limited to...

This is the Advanced Applications option in the menu of courses that satisfy the Management Perspectives requirement in Optimization and Simulation Modeling (OSM). The course is tailored to students who already have command of basic optimization...

Stanford University Affiliations

Service to the Profession

  • Associate Editor, Econometrica
  • Board of Editors, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
  • Co-Director, Working Group on Market Design, National Bureau of Economic Research

In the Media

Financial Times, July 7, 2007
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 5, 2006

Insights by Stanford Business

January 1, 2006
A scholar shows how the current mechanism could be adjusted to create an auction that better serves advertisers.

School News

September 1, 2005
Three senior professors — in accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing — have joined the Stanford GSB faculty, along with six junior faculty.