Mariagiovanna Baccara (2023)

MAIN ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2021 -

Washington University in Saint Louis, Olin School of Business, Full Professor

2013 - 2021

Washington University in Saint Louis, Olin School of Business, Associate Professor (with tenure)

2013-

Washington University in Saint Louis, School of A&S, Department of Economics, Affiliated Faculty

2010-2012

Washington University in Saint Louis, Olin School of Business, Assistant Professor

2002-2010

New York University, Stern School of Business, Assistant Professor

EDUCATION

Princeton University, MA, Ph.D. in Economics, 2003

University of Trieste, BA, Summa cum Laude

OTHER POSITIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2020-

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Editorial Board

2020-

Theoretical Economics, Associate Editor

2020-2022

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Coeditor

2021-

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Associate Editor

2020-

CEPR, Organizational Economics Programme, Research Fellow

2012-2020

Review of Economic Design, Associate Editor

2011-2016

Saint Louis Federal Reserve, Research Fellow

2010-

Center of Political Economics, Washington University in Saint Louis, Research Fellow

Jun 2011

Sciences-Po, Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar

2006-2007

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Visiting Assistant Professor

Fall 2004

Bocconi University, Visiting Assistant Professor

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

2021

Weidenbaum Center Impact Grant, with SangMok Lee and Brian Rogers, WUSTL

2013

WUSTL Provost Office Grant for "New Directions in Micoeconomics"

2009

Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review

2005

EEA Young Economist Award

2003-2004

NSF Grant 0317634, with Ronny Razin

1999

Goldfeld Summer Research Award, Princeton University

1995-1999

Princeton University Fellowship

1998-1999

Italian National Research Council Fellowship (CNR)

1997-1998

Ente Luigi Einaudi Fellowship

1996-1997

Mortara Fellowship (awarded by the Bank of Italy)

1994-1995

Institute for Insurance Studies Fellowship, University of Trieste

PUBLICATIONS

Task Allocation and On-the-job Training, with Sangmok Lee and Leeat Yariv, Revised November 2022, CEPR DP 15356, NBER WP 29312, Appendix, forthcoming on Journal of Economic Theory

Patent Auctions and Bidding Coalitions: Structuring the Sale of Club Goods, with John Asker and SangMok Lee, Appendix, RAND Journal of Economics, 52(3), 662-690, Fall 2021, CEPR Discussion Paper 15703, NBER WP 28602

Optimal Dynamic Matching, with Sangmok Lee and Leeat Yariv, Theoretical Economics, July 2020, 50, 1221-1278

Choosing Peers: Homophily and Polarization in Groups, with Leeat Yariv, Journal of Economic Theory, September 2016, 165, 152-178

Child-Adoption Matching: Preferences for Gender and Race, with Allan Collard-Wexler, Leonardo Felli, and Leeat Yariv, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(3), 133-158, July 2013(previously circulated as "Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption"), Appendix, Data Appendix

Homophily in Peer Groups, with Leeat Yariv, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5 (3), 69-96, August 2013 Appendix, (previously circulated as "Similarity and Polarization in Groups")

A Field Study on Matching with Network Externalities, with Ayse Imrohoroglu, and Alistair Wilson, and Leeat Yariv,American Economic Review, lead article 102 (5), 1773-1804, August 2012, Appendix

, with John Asker, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28(3), 254-270, May 2010

How to Organize Crime, with Heski Bar-Isaac, Review of Economic Studies, 75 (4), 1039-1067, October 2008

Bargaining over New Ideas: Rent Distribution and Stability of Innovative Firms , with Ronny Razin, Journal of European Economic Association, lead article, 5 (6), 1095-1129, December 2007

Interrogation Methods and Terror Networks , with Heski Bar-Isaac, in Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, edited by N. Memon, J. D. Farley, D. L Hicks, and T. Rosenorn, Springer Ed., February 2008

Outsourcing, Information Leakage, and Consulting Firms, RAND Journal of Economics, 38(1), 269-289, Spring 2007, Appendix

Effective Securities in Arbitrage-Free Markets with Bid-Ask Spread at Liquidation, with Anna Battauz and Fulvio Ortu, Journal of Economics and Dynamic Control, 30(1), 55-79, January 2006

BOOK CHAPTERS

Dynamic Matching, with Leeat Yariv, in “Online and Matching-Based Market Design,” edited by Federico Echenique, Nicole Immorlica, and Vijay V. Vazirani, Cambridge University Press, 2023

COMPLETED PAPERS

Access to Clients and Professional Careers: Theory and Evidence from Law Firms, with Heski Bar-Isaac, Bernardo Silveira, and Natasha Watkins, First draft in preparation

Innovation and Corporate Conservatism, with Ronny Razin, First Version: 2004, Revised: March 2012

From Thought to Practice: Appropriation and Endogenous Market Structure with Imperfect Intellectual Property Rights, with Ronny Razin, mimeo, 2004 (earlier version of "Bargaining over New Ideas: Rent Distribution and Stability of Innovative Firms")

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

2022-

Chair of the Tenured Faculty, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2022-2023

Olin Study Leave Policy Committee, Committee Chair

2017-2021

Economics Area Chair, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2015-2017

Economics Area co-Chair, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2021-

Search for the Olin Associate Dean for IDEA, Committee Member, WUSTL

2021

University Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee, WUSTL

2016-

Omnibus Committee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2020-

Online MBA Design Committee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2020-

Schwartz Memorial Lecture, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Co-organizer (with Nicola Persico and Marzena Rostek)

2019-2020

BSBA Committee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2019-2020

TAs’ Utilization in Academic Environments (Committee Chair), Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2019-

Olin Teaching Excellence Program (Coordinator), Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2018-

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Director’s Advisory Committee, WUSTL

Spring 2017

NSF Panelist

Spring 2017

Women’s Faculty Leadership Institute, WUSTL

2016-2018

Women Faculty Association, Board Member, WUSTL

2016 - 2017

External Member of the A&S Economics Department Recruiting Committee, WUSTL

2016 - 2017

External Member of the A&S Political Science Department Recruiting Committee, WUSTL

Nov 2015

New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

Nov 2013

New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

2013-2014

MBA Committee , Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2013

Diversity & Inclusion Grant Advisory Committee, WUSTL

2013-2016

Simon Hall Renovation Committee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2012-2016

PhD Economics Area Coordinator, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2012-2014

AACSB Review Faculty Committee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2012-

Office of the Provost Diversity Advisory Committee, WUSTL

Oct 2012

Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meeting, program committee

Jul 2012

New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

May 2012

Distinguished Women in Economics and Strategy Day, WUSTL, organizer

Jul 2010

New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

2010-2011

Theory Seminar Series, WUSTL, co-organizer

May 2010

Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory Conference on Future Directions, program committee

2007

South-West Economic Theory Conference, program committee

2003-2005

IO Day, NYU Stern, conference co-organizer

2002-2006

IO Seminar Series, NYU Stern, co-organizer

Refereeing Activity

American Journal of Political Science, American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Economic Journal, Economics and Politics, Economic Inquiry, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Game Theory, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Japan and the World Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economics Association, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Management Sciences, Mathematical Social Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, The RAND Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Review of Economic Design, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Studies, Theoretical Economics

Grant Reviewing

Israel Science Foundation, Italian Department of Education Grant Program, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Hong Kong Research Grant Council, National Science Foundation (Panelist and Reviewer), WUSTL Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program, WUSTL University Research Strategic Alliance Grant Program

TEACHING

MBA AND EMBA LEVEL

Applied Problem Solving for Organizations

(Center for Experiential Learning, Olin School of Business, WUSTL, 2020)

Managerial Economics

(Executive MBA, Olin School of Business, WUSTL, 2016-)

Game Theory for Business

(MBA and PMBA elective, Olin School of Business,WUSTL,2015-)

Competitive Industry Analysis

(PMBA, Olin School of Business, WUSTL, 2015-2017)

Managerial Economics

(MBA Core, Olin School of Business, WUSTL, Spring 2011)

Firms and Markets

(MBA Core, NYU Stern, 2002-2010)

Game Theory and Business Strategy

(MBA elective, NYU Stern, Fall 2009)

Managerial Economics

(MBA Core, USC Marshall, 2006-2007)

PHD LEVEL

Industrial Organization

(IO sequence, NYU, 2004-2008, and Olin School of Business, WUSTL, 2012-)

New Research in Economic Theory

(Theory sequence, NYU Art & Sciences, 2002-2005)

Game Theory

(Theory sequence, Bocconi University, Fall 2004)

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

Game Theory for Business

(Olin School of Business, WUSTL, 2010-2013, 2016-)

Competitive Industry Analysis

(Olin School of Business, Washington University in St Louis, 2015-2017)

Honors Seminar: Matching and Social Networks

(Olin School of Business, WUSTL, 2011-2012)

Microeconomics

(Olin School of Business, WUSTL, Fall 2011-)

Economic Analysis for Business Decisions

(USC Marshall, 2006-2007)

GRADUATE ADVISING

Ramesh Sankaranarayanan (NYU PhD 2004, Committee member, University of Connecticut)

Hong Luo (NYU PhD 2011, Harvard Business School)

Nicholas Papageorge (WUSTL PhD 2012, Johns Hopkins University)

Sandip Agarwal (WUSTL, Committee member, PhD Candidate)

Feng Dong (WUSTL PhD 2015, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Ryan Cooper (WUSTL PhD 2015, University of Maryland)

Brady Vaughan (WUSTL PhD 2015)

Juan Block (WUSTL PhD 2014, Committee member, University of Cambridge)

Andres Hincapie (WUSTL PhD 2017, University of North Carolina)

Chuan Chen (WUSTL PhD 2019 Committee member, University of Wisconsin-Madison Post-Doc)

Jiemai Wu (WUSTL PhD 2016, Committee member, University of Sydney)

Xiannong Zhang (WUSTL PhD 2022, Committee member, Google)

Erdem Yenerdag, (WUSTL PhD 2022, Committee member, Meta)

Tsung-Yu Ho (WUSTL, Committee member, PhD Candidate)

Kohei Yamagata (WUSTL, Committee member, PhD Candidate)

Yves-Paul Auffray (WUSTL, Committee member, PhD Candidate)

Laura Hurtado Moreno (WUSTL, Committee member, PhD Candidate)

PRESENTATIONS (SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES)

2022-23: TOI 11th Workshop on Industrial Organization and Economic Theory (Viña del Mar, Chile, keynote speaker), Paris School of Economics, HEC Paris, Duke-UNC, USC Marshall, Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management, Clemson University

2021-22 and prior: Penn State University, Ohio State University, EARIE 2021, 2021 EEA-ESEM Congress, 2021 Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Columbia University, 2021 GSE Organizational Economics Workshop, 2021 Canadian Economic Theory Conference, Michigan State University, UT Austin, Virgina Tech, 2020 Northwestern CLBE Conference on Innovation Economics, 2020 Theoretical and Empirical IO Conference (rescheduled), Kelley School of Business (University of Indiana), 2019 Applied Theory Conference (Cornell University), University of Toronto, 2017 European Summ Symposium in Economic Theory, Roy Seminar at Paris School of Economics, 2017 Canadian Economic Theory Conference (Vancouver, Canada), 2017 IO Theoretical and Empirical Research (London), 2016 Arizona State University Theory Conference, Paris School of Economics, 2015 Applied Microeconomics Workshop (Petralia Sottana), 2015 IO Theoretical and Empirical Research (Miami), LUISS Guido Carli (Rome), Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, 2013 Midwest Economic Theory Meetings (University of Michigan), Washington University in Saint Louis (x6), University of Pittsburgh, University of Missouri, Northwestern University, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Bristol University, Università Cattolica, 2011 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference (discussant, Washington University), Brown University, Sciences-Po, University of Oxford, 2010 Mini-Workshop in Economic Theory (Brown University), 2010 Society of Economics Dynamics Meetings 2009 Workshop in Information Networks (NYU), University of Toronto, CUNY, 2009 Applied Economics Workshop (Petralia Sottana), New York University (x3), Vanderbilt University, London School of Economics, University of Essex, University of Cambridge, INSEAD, London Business School, University California San Diego, University of Southern California (x2), 2009 SCIP Financial Law & Innovation conference (USC Law), Columbia University, Queen’s University, University of Trieste (x2), 2008 Business Law and Innovation Conference (Columbia University), 2008 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory, 2008 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings, 2008 Third World Conference of the Game Theory Society, London School of Economics, University of California Los Angeles, 2007 Fourth Conference on Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, 2007 Second UTCC Annual International Conference on Frontier of Economic Research, 2007 Mini-Conference on Social Network (Caltech), Marshall School of Business (USC), University of Pennsylvania, University of Venice , 2006 Conflict and Cooperation (Northwestern University), 2006 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory, 2006 NBER on Economics of National Security (invited participant), 2006 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference (Washington University), Pennsylvania State University, Bocconi University and IGIER, 2005 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference (discussant, Washington University), 2005 European Economic Association Meetings, 2005 International Conference of Industrial Organization (discussant), University of Southampton (United Kingdom), University of Bologna , 2004 IO Day (New York University), 2004 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory, 2004 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings (Florence), Duke University, New York University, 2003 IO Day (New York University), 2003 Conference of the Society for Advancement in Economic Theory, 2003 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings (Paris), 2003 Clarence Tow Conference in Industrial Organization (University of Iowa), 2003 Econometric Society Winter meeting, University of Iowa, Universidade NOVA (Lisbon, Portugal), University of Rochester, New York University, Stanford GSB, Columbia Business School, University of Toronto, University of Southern California, Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bocconi University and IGIER, Marshall School of Business (USC), 2002 European Economics Association Conference, 2002 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings (New York), 2002 Conference of the Society for Advancement in Economic Theory, Conference of the Society of Real Analysis and Applications

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