Mallesh Pai

Rice Economics Mechanism design microeconomics economics Professor

Mallesh Pai

Assistant Professor of Economics

Mallesh Pai is an Assistant Professor of Economics who joined Rice in 2016. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and previously held a position at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on issues in mechanism design/ auction theory, the economics of privacy, social networks/ social learning and statistical decision theory. Recently published articles include "Discrimination via Symmetric Auctions” (with Rahul Deb, forthcoming), "Social Learning with Costly Search" (with Manuel Mueller-Frank, 2016), and “Optimal Auctions for Financially Constrained Bidders" (with Rakesh Vohra, 2014).

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Ph.D., Managerial Economics and Strategy, Northwestern University, 2010
B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2004

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mechanism Design/ Auction Theory, Economics of Privacy, Social Networks/ Social Learning, and Statistical Decision Theory

Selected Publications