Michael Ostrovsky

Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics

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Research Statement

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

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

Awards and Honors

  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2011 – 2015
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant, 2011 – 2015


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Service to the Profession

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

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