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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

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

Welcome!

I am a microeconomist, doing research on market design, network theory, and health economics. Recently, I have been thinking about questions related to economic inequality, organ markets, and information diffusion in networks.
I teach a PhD class on market design, and two MBA classes, one on the design of online marketplaces and one on using technology and market design to solve social problems. Here is my C.V.

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Papers

Published Papers

  1. Diffusion in Networks and the Virtue of Burstiness, with Matthew Jackson
    In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2018 (Also at EC’17)
    [Link] [PDF] [Video of Talk]

Working Papers

  1. Credible Mechanisms, [PDF], [SSRN] [Slides]
    with Shengwu Li
    Revise & Resubmit, Econometrica
    At EC’18 (Selected as the Best Paper)

  2. Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Network Information for Diffusion, [PDF]
    with Suraj Malladi and Amin Saberi.
    Revise & Resubmit, American Economic Review
    Media Coverage: Are Influencers Overrated? Stanford Business Insights
    At EC’18

  3. Thickness and Information in Dynamic Matching Markets, [PDF], [SSRN]
    with Shengwu Li and Shayan Oveis Gharan
    Revise & Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy
    At EC’14

    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)

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

  5. Redistribution through Markets, [PDF]
    with Piotr Dworczak and Scott Duke Kominers
    At EC’18

  6. School Choice with Unequal Outside Options, [PDF]
    with Winnie van Dijk

  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.