Liad Wagman
Liad Wagman

Visiting Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Liad Wagman is a Visiting Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Kellogg and an Associate Professor of Economics at the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Wagman received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Economics from Duke University and his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Stanford University. His research interests include game theory, industrial organization, operations research, and information economics. He studies issues of information utilization and trade, innovation, e-commerce, and privacy. Wagman is the recipient of the Bauer Family Excellence in Teaching Award and the Yahoo! Labs Research and Engagement Award. He was a research fellow at the Duke University Computer Science Department, a research fellow at the Duke University Social Sciences Research Institute, a recipient of the Program for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences Fellowship, a nominee for the Sigma Xi Excellence in Research Award, and a recipient of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Outstanding Paper Award. Wagman’s work is published in academic journals including the American Economic Journal and Marketing Science.

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2009, Economics, Duke University, Summa Cum Laude
M.A., 2006, Economics, Duke University, Summa Cum Laude
M.S., 2004, Computer Science, Stanford University, Magna Cum Laude
B.S., B.A., 2002, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Summa Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor of Economics, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009-present
Instructor of Microeconomics, Economics , Duke University, Duke University, 2004-2009

Other Professional Experience
Software Engineer, OpenSource Inc, 2003-2004

Print Research
Durango-Cohen, Elizabeth J. and Liad Wagman. 2014. Strategic Obfuscation of Production Capacities. Naval Research Logistics Quarterly .
Wagman, Liad and Curtis Taylor. Forthcoming. Consumer Privacy in Oligopolistic Markets: Winners, Losers, and Welfare. International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Wagman, Liad and Vincent Conitzer. Forthcoming. False-Name-Proof Voting with Costs over Two Alternatives. International Journal of Game Theory.
Wagman, Liad and E. Durango-Cohen. Forthcoming. Strategic Obfuscation of Production Capacities. Naval Research Logistics Quarterly .
Wagman, Liad, Agnish Chakravarti and C. He. Forthcoming. Inducing Knowledge Sharing in Teams through Cost-Efficient Compensation Schemes. Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP).
Wagman, Liad, J. Burke and Curtis Taylor. 2012. Information Acquisition in Competitive Markets: An Application to the US Mortgage Market. 4(4): 65-106.
Wagman, Liad, Vincent Conitzer and Curtis Taylor. 2012. Hide and Seek: Costly Consumer Privacy in a Market with Repeat Purchases. Marketing Science. 31(2): 277-292.
Wagman, Liad and Vincent Conitzer. 2012. Choosing Fair Lotteries to Defeat the Competition. International Journal of Game Theory. 41(1): 91-129.
Wagman, Liad and Yoni Pruzansky. 2011. Intellectual Property Protection and Firm Innovation. Economics Bulletin. 31(4): 2922-2932.
Working Papers
Durango-Cohen, Elizabeth J., Candace Yano and Liad Wagman. 2015. Outsourcing in Place: Selling the Retailer's Store-Brand Factory.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Microeconomic Analysis (MECN-430-0)
1Ys: This course is either waived during the admissions process or completed during the Summer term. Among the topics this core course addresses are economic analysis and optimal decisions, consumer choice and the demand for products, production functions and cost curves, market structures and strategic interactions, and pricing and non-price concepts. Cases and problems are used to understand economic tools and their potential for solving real-world problems.

Microeconomic Analysis (MECNL-420-0)
This course introduces and develops concepts in key areas of microeconomics such as competition and market structure, profit-maximizing decisions and pricing, production functions and cost curves, and government intervention. Cases and problems are used to understand the application of economic principles to key decisions within organizations.¿