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Michael Ostrovsky

Michael   Ostrovsky
Associate Professor, Economics
MichaelOstrovsky
Associate Professor of Economics
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

Publications

Journal Articles

Michael Ostrovsky, John William Hatfield, Scott Duke Kominers, Alexandru Nichifor, Alexander Westkamp. Journal of Political Economy. October 2013, Vol. 121, Issue 5, Pages 966-1005.
Michael Ostrovsky. Econometrica. November 2012, Vol. 80, Issue 6, Pages 2595-2647.
Michael Ostrovsky, Gregor Matvos. Journal of Financial Economics. October 2010, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pages 90-112.
Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Schwarz. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. May 2010, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Pages 34-63.
Michael Ostrovsky, Archishman Chakraborty, Alessandro Citanna. Journal of Economic Theory. January 2010, Vol. 145, Issue 1, Pages 85-105.
Gregor Matvos, Michael Ostrovsky. Journal of Financial Economics. 2008, Vol. 89, Issue 3, Pages 391-403.
Michael Ostrovsky. American Economic Review. 2008, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pages 897-923.
Benjamin Edelman, Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Schwarz. American Economic Review. 2007, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pages 242-259.
Ariel Pakes, Michael Ostrovsky, Steven Berry. RAND Journal of Economics. 2007, Vol. 38, Issue 2, Pages 373–399.
Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Schwarz. RAND Journal of Economics. 2005, Vol. 36, Issue 4, Pages 816-832.

Working Papers

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

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

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...

2012-13

MGTECON 203 is the accelerated option in microeconomics for 1st year MBA students. It will cover the usual array of topics, with an emphasis on topics more useful for students of management (although the order in which the topics are covered will...

2011-12

MGTECON 203 is the accelerated option in microeconomics for 1st year MBA students. It will cover the usual array of topics, with an emphasis on topics more useful for students of management (although the order in which the topics are covered will...

This course covers auction theory, matching, and related parts of the literature on bargaining and pricing. Key papers in the early part of the course are Myerson and Satterthwaite on bargaining, Myerson on optimal auctions, and Milgrom and Weber...

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

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.