Mohammad Akbarpour

Associate Professor, Economics

Mohammad Akbarpour

Associate Professor of Economics

Associate Professor of Computer Science (by courtesy), School of Engineering
Botha-Chan Faculty Scholar for 2022–2023
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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

  • Associate Professor, Economics, Stanford GSB, 2020–present
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science (by courtesy), School of Engineering, 2019–present
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, Stanford GSB, 2016–20
  • Research Fellow, Becker-Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, 2015–16

Awards and Honors

  • Botha-Chan Faculty Scholar for 2021–22
  • Philip F. Maritz Faculty Scholar for 2020–21
  • Philip F. Maritz Faculty Scholar for 2019–20
  • Philip F. Maritz Faculty Scholar for 2018–19
  • 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


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