The Department of Economics welcomes our new Professors
Mehmet Ekmekci is a microeconomist who specializes in dynamic game theory, corporate finance and political economy. His recent research includes the market for information in takeovers, information aggregation in auctions and price stickiness. He has published in top economics journals such as Review of economic studies, American economic review and Journal of economic theory.
Tymofiy Mylovanov is a microeconomist whose research interests lie in the area of Mechanism Design and Contract Theory with a focus on the topics of Optimal Delegation and Informed Principal. His recent research includes models of endogenous design of institutions, understanding the performance of prevalent arbitration procedures of conflict resolution, and reasons for existence of non-competitive allocation mechanisms.
Federico Zincenko is an econometrician who specializes in semiparametric and nonparemetric methods, hypothesis testing, and industrial organization. His recent research includes nonparametric estimation of auction models with risk-averse bidders, hypothesis testing in dynamic panels with local misspecification, and collusion among heterogeneous firms in Bertrand Competition. His future research includes nonparametric estimation and testing of microeconomics models under shape restrictions.
Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for information on available positions within the Department of Economics.
Economist Alvin E. Roth, Co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics
We congratulate our friend and past colleague Alvin E. Roth, currently the George Gund Professor of Economics at Harvard, for winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. The prize is shared with Lloyd Shapley, professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at UCLA. The prize was awarded "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design." Al began and completed much of his research on matching and market design while being the first University of Pittsburgh Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, from 1982 to 1998. The combined use of theory and laboratory experiments was central to his work. Under Al's leadership, the department of economics at Pitt became, and is still regarded as a leader in experimental economics.
Please see http://www.news.pitt.edu/Roth_Nobel_Prize for more information.
Visit our lectures and seminars page for listings of current and upcoming seminars. Most of these are held at the University of Pittsburgh or other universities in the area.