Sandeep Baliga is the John L and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences in the MEDS Department at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Professor Baliga uses game theory to study fundamental issues in economics and political science. He is writing a book bringing together the game-theoretic research in international relations into one over-encompassing framework. He is currently studying the optimal combination of targeted and comprehensive sanctions to maximize persuasion and factors that might make wars last a long time.
Professor Baliga read Economics at St. John's College, Cambridge University and received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He has been on sabbatical at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, Boston University, MIT and, most recently, Harvard. He was a Fulbright Scholar and an invited Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Professor Baliga teaches Managerial Economics, Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure, and Leadership and Crisis Management at the MBA level and "Conflict and Cooperation" at the PhD level.
Baliga is an Advisory Editor at Games and Economic Behavior and was the Managing Editor of the Berkeley Electronic Press Journals in Theoretical Economics and Associate Editor of the European Economic Review. He has published in top journals including the American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Political Economy, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and the Review of Financial Studies.
He is the co-creator of Purple Pricing, an innovative auction method that was used by Northwestern University to sell football and basketball tickets. In his spare time, Professor Baliga likes to drink wine and play guitar, though not at the same time.