Mohammad Akbarpour

Mohammad Akbarpour
Assistant Professor, Economics
Contact Info
MohammadAkbarpour
Philip F. Maritz Faculty Fellow for 2018-2019
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

I work on market design, the interaction of design and inequality, as well as networked markets. I'm particularly interested in understanding how the kidney exchange markets, school choice systems, and the labor markets evolve, and to improve their designs.

Research Interests

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Matching/Auction Market Design
  • Social and Economic Networks
  • Over-the-Counter Financial Markets

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Stanford University, 2015
  • MS, Economics, Stanford University, 2014
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2009

Academic Appointments

  • Research Fellow, Becker-Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, 2015-16
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, Stanford GSB, 2016

Awards and Honors

  • Philip F. Maritz Faculty Fellow, 2018-2019
  • Review of Economic Studies Tour, 2015
  • B.F. Haley and E.S Shaw Fellowship for Economics (SIEPR Dissertation Fellowship), 2014
  • Sean Buckley Memorial Award, Best 2nd Year Paper Prize, Stanford University Economics Department and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 2012
  • Department of Economics Graduate Full-year Fellowship, 2011

Publications

Journal Articles

Mohammad Akbarpour, Matthew Jackson. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. July 2018, Vol. 115, Issue 30, Pages E6996-E7004.

Working Papers

Credible Mechanisms | PDF
Mohammad Akbarpour, Shengwu Li, July 162018
Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Network Information for Diffusion | PDF
Mohammad Akbarpour, Suraj Malladi, Amin Saberi, April 2018

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

This course will focus on finding solutions to social problems enabled by technology, where market failures prevent the solutions from being provided by the private market, and where market-based interventions can be used to create the...

In this class we will analyze the economics and strategy of marketplaces and platforms for goods and services. We will consider the forces that have led to the proliferation of these marketplaces, as well as the economics behind which ones are...

2017-18

In this class we will analyze the economics and strategy of marketplaces and platforms for goods and services. We will consider the forces that have led to the proliferation of these marketplaces, as well as the economics behind which ones are...

2016-17

In this class we will analyze the economics and strategy of marketplaces and platforms for goods and services. We will consider the forces that have led to the proliferation of these marketplaces, as well as the economics behind which ones are...

Insights by Stanford Business

December 3, 2018
From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.
August 21, 2018
New research casts suspicion about auctions in the online advertising market.
June 11, 2018
A new study questions the effectiveness of targeting “hubs” at the center of social networks.
March 13, 2017
Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.

School News

November 2, 2016
This fall, the Stanford Graduate School of Business welcomed six new professors — including the 2016 winner of the prestigious John Bates Clark award, Yuliy Sannikov — and 11 lecturers.