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Mohammad Akbarpour

Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
Address: 655 Knight way, E251, Stanford, CA
Email: mohamwad@stanford.edu

Assistant: Odette Aranzamendez (email: odetteaz@stanford.edu)

Welcome!

My research is focused on market design, social/economic networks, and the economics of organ markets. I teach an MBA class on the economic aspects of online marketplaces, and a PhD class on market design. Here is my C.V.

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Papers

  1. Redistribution through Markets, [PDF]
    with Piotr Dworczak and Scott Duke Kominers
    Accepted for presentation at 19th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2018

  2. Credible Mechanisms, [PDF], [SSRN] [Slides]
    with Shengwu Li
    Accepted for presentation at 19th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2018

  3. Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Network Information for Diffusion, [PDF], [SSRN]
    with Suraj Malladi and Amin Saberi.
    Accepted for presentation at 19th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2018

  4. Thickness and Information in Dynamic Matching Markets, [SSRN]
    with Shengwu Li and Shayan Oveis Gharan
    Revise & Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy
    Accepted for presentation at 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2014

    A quick way to learn this paper is to watch the short videos:
    Model (8mins)
    Matching and Objective (6mins)
    Designing algorithms (7mins)
    Main theorems (5mins)
    Proof ideas I (12mins)
    Proof ideas II (6mins)
    Value of information (9mins)

  5. Diffusion in Networks and the Unexpected Virtue of Burstiness, [PDF] [SSRN]
    with Matthew Jackson
    Revise & Resubmit, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Accepted for presentation at 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 2017
    Video of the Talk at EC: Presentation

  6. Approximate Random Allocation Mechanisms, [SSRN]
    with Afshin Nikzad
    Revise & Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies

  7. Information Aggregation in Overlapping Generations, [SSRN]
    with Amin Saberi and Ali Shameli.
    A preliminary version of this paper won the Best Paper Award of WINE 2017

  8. Financing Transplant Costs of the Poor: A Dynamic Model of Global Kidney Exchange, [PDF]
    with Afshin Nikzad, Michael Rees, and Alvin Roth.

  9. A New Interpretation of Dictatorship with Application in Social Choice Theory, [SSRN]
    with Sam Nariman.

  10. High Probability Guarantees in Repeated Games: Theory and Applications in Information Theory, [arXiv]
    with Payam Delgosha and Amin Gohari.
    Published in Proceedings of the IEEE 105.2 (2017): 189-204.