Yossi Feinberg

Professor, Economics
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Yossi Feinberg

The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Economics

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Additional Administrative Titles

Director, Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans
Director, Stanford Ignite – Part-Time
Co-Director, Digital Transformation: Leading Organizational Change in the Age of AI
Director, Driving Innovation and New Ventures in Established Organizations
Director, Stanford Ignite – Full-Time

Research Statement

Yossi Feinberg’s research centers on the analysis of information in strategic decision making. He works on the modeling of costly decision making, reasoning about unawareness, dynamic interactive decisions, reasoning about high order uncertainties, and more. Some of his work includes a method for the novice to test potential experts who claim to be informed of some uncertain future events, a study on how uncertainties about others’ uncertainties can lead to delay in bargaining and the modeling of strategic communication.


Yossi Feinberg received his PhD in mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. His thesis studied how differing prior beliefs of decision makers can be expressed by their disagreement on current (posterior) events. After completing his dissertation under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Robert J. Aumann, Yossi began teaching economics at Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Yossi joined Stanford GSB in 1998.

Yossi’s teaching interests include economics of organization, managerial economics, strategy, information markets, game theory and applied decision making. In 2003 he received the MBA distinguished teaching award.

Yossi’s recent research interests include, for example, the analysis and implication of strategic decision making in the face of unawareness. He has modeled games with unawareness and their solutions. In these games each decision maker can reason about the extent to which others may only have a limited perception of the full scale of the economic interaction at hand. Yossi was an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and is serving as a referee for all major microeconomics journals. He has given numerous invited seminars as well as multiple plenary talks at academic conferences.

He has been consulting in a wide range of industries including hi-tech, media and health care as well as giving invited talks on topics such as pricing, the sub-prime crisis, in-house vs. outsourcing, allocating decision power in organizations and strategic interactions.

He is The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Economics and the faculty director of Stanford Ignite, a global innovation program running on the Stanford Campus.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997
  • MSc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996
  • BSc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1996–98

Awards and Honors

  • Robert and Marilyn Jaedicke Faculty Fellow, 2022–23
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, MBA, Stanford GSB, 2003


Journal Articles

Yossi Feinberg
The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics
June 2021 Vol. 21 Issue 2 Pages 433–481
Yossi Feinberg, Nicolas S. Lambert
International Journal of Game Theory
Yossi Feinberg, Colin Steward
May 2008 Vol. 76 Issue 3 Pages 561-582
Yossi Feinberg, Eddie Dekel
The Review of Economic Studies
October 2006 Vol. 73 Issue 4 Pages 893-906
Yossi Feinberg
Games and Economic Behavior
July 2005 Vol. 52 Issue 1 Pages 54-93
Yossi Feinberg
Games and Economic Behavior
July 2005 Vol. 52 Issue 1 Pages 94-132
Yossi Feinberg, Andrzej Skrzypacz
January 2005 Vol. 73 Issue 1 Pages 69-91

Book Chapters

Yossi Feinberg
New Perspectives on Games and Interaction
2008 Pages 105-119

Working Papers

Yossi Feinberg, Willemien Kets 2012
Yossi Feinberg 2005
Yossi Feinberg, Eddie Dekel 2004


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Stanford Case Studies

Yossi Feinberg, Sheila Melvin
Yossi Feinberg , Mitchel Scott, Amadeus Orleans
Yossi Feinberg, Sheila Melvin
Yossi Feinberg, Jeffrey Conn
Yossi Feinberg, Debra Schifrin, Derek Dicker
Yossi Feinberg, Debra Schifrin, Derek Dicker
Yossi Feinberg, Christy Johnson
Yossi Feinberg, Christy Johnson

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School News

October 30, 2019
Project-based courses pair students with external organizations to solve real-world business problems.
December 12, 2018
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September 27, 2018
Considering the future of management education as we welcome students back to campus.
December 13, 2017
The 2017 Employment Report reflects a strong market for Stanford MBA graduates and reveals their broad range of career interests and choices.
August 07, 2017
Two new committees study long-range shifts in faculty research and management education.
June 01, 2017
Kirsten Moss shares her thoughts on leadership, how to pick the best applicants, and the future of business school admissions.
December 20, 2016
About 125 past participants of Stanford Ignite lit up the Stanford GSB campus at Alumni Weekend.
October 12, 2015
The program begins in Spring 2016; an information session is scheduled for Oct. 20, 2015.
February 06, 2015
Program for technical professionals returns to Stanford Center at Peking University in collaboration with Z-Park.
January 27, 2015
Part-time program for nonbusiness technical professionals will be hosted at Microsoft in São Paulo.
December 04, 2014
Faculty will beam into Canary Wharf for part-time program in innovation and entrepreneurship.
November 24, 2014
Part-time program in innovation and entrepreneurship will launch in New York for the first time in March 2015.
October 29, 2014
Part-time program for technical professionals, entrepreneurs, and STEM graduate students will start in 2015 in midtown Manhattan.