Nicolas S. Lambert
Assistant Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Nicolas Lambert

Contact Information

  Knight Management Center, 655 Knight Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

Faculty Assistant

  Shauna Bligh
  (+1) 650-725-9730



Working Papers

Communication in a Complicated World (with Steven Callander and Niko Matouschek), coming soon.

Quadratic Games (with Giorgio Martini and Michael Ostrovsky), 2017.

Preference Identification (with Christopher Chambers and Federico Echenique), 2017.

Dual Scoring (with Christopher Chambers and Paul J Healy), 2017.

Motivational Ratings (with Johannes Hörner), 2017, revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies.

Dynamic Belief Elicitation (with Christopher Chambers), 2017, revise and resubmit, Econometrica.

Judgment Error in Lottery Play: When the Hot-Hand Meets the Gambler's Fallacy (with Georg Granic, Qingxia Kong and Chung-Piaw Teo), 2017, revised and resubmitted to Management Science.

Collective Choice in Dynamic Public Good Provision (with Renee Bowen and George Georgiadis), 2018, revised and resubmitted to American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.

On Equilibria on Games with Imperfect Recall (with Adrian Marple and Yoav Shoham), revise and resubmit, Games and Economic Behavior. New version coming soon.

Elicitation and Evaluation of Statistical Forecasts, 2018.

Probability Elicitation for Agents with Arbitrary Risk Preferences, 2011. New version coming soon.

Journal Publications

Strategic Trading in Informationally Complex Environments (with Michael Ostrovsky and Mikhail Panov), Econometrica, forthcoming.

An Axiomatic Characterization of Wagering Mechanisms (with Yiling Chen, John Langford, David Pennock, Daniel Reeves, Yoav Shoham and Jennifer Wortman Vaughan), Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 156, March 2015, pp. 389–416.

Mostly Calibrated (with Yossi Feinberg), International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 44(1), February 2015, pp. 153–163.

Auctions for Social Lending: A Theoretical Analysis (with Ning Chen and Arpita Ghosh), Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 86, July 2014, pp. 367–391.

Publications in Conference Proceedings

Only Valuable Experts Can Be Valued (with Moshe Babaioff, Liad Blumrosen and Omer Reingold), ACM EC 2011.

Eliciting Truthful Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions (with Yoav Shoham), ACM EC 2009.

  • Winner of the ACM EC best paper and the best student paper awards.

Social Lending (with Ning Chen and Arpita Ghosh), ACM EC 2009.

Truthful Surveys (with Yoav Shoham), WINE 2008.

Eliciting Properties of Probability Distributions (with David Pennock and Yoav Shoham), ACM EC 2008.

Self-Financed Wagering Mechanisms for Forecasting (with Yiling Chen, John Langford, David Pennock, Daniel Reeves, Yoav Shoham and Jennifer Wortman Vaughan), ACM EC 2008.

  • Co-winner of the ACM EC best paper award.

Complexity of Combinatorial Market Makers (with Yiling Chen, Lance Fortnow, David Pennock and Jenn Wortman Vaughan), ACM EC 2008.

Near-Optimal Search in Continuous Domains (with Ronen Brafman, Samuel leong and Yoav Shoham), AAAI 2007.

Asymptotically Optimal Repeated Auctions for Sponsored Search (with Yoav Shoham), ICEC 2007.

Other Publications

Les Entreprises face à la Politique Européenne de la Concurrence (with Emmanuel Farhi), Presses de l'École des Mines, 2006, ISBN 291176272X.
Our book reports on the evolution of the European antitrust policy and merger regulations (in French).

Introduction to Dynamic Belief Elicitation (with Christopher Chambers), SIGecom Exchanges, Vol. 14(1), June 2015.

Eliciting Properties of Probability Distributions: The Highlights (with David Pennock and Yoav Shoham), SIGecom Exchanges, Vol. 7(3), November 2008.


Fall 2017: ECON 460 — Financial Economics (Undergraduate course, taught at Yale)
Winter 2014, 2015, 2016: MGTECON 203 — Managerial Economics Accelerated (MBA Course)
Winter 2016, Spring 2018: MGTECON 632 — Topics in Continuous Time Dynamics (PhD Course)
Spring 2013, 2014: MGTECON 615 — Topics in Economics of Information (PhD course)
Winter 2013: ECON 49 — Economics for Non-Econ Majors (Undergraduate course)
Winter 2011, 2012: MGTECON 200 — Managerial Economics (MBA course)