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Dirk Bergemann

Professor of Economics, Computer Science, and Finance at Yale University

Dirk Bergemann is Douglass and Marion Campbell Professor of Economics at Yale University. He has secondary appointments as Professor of Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Professor of Finance at the School of Management

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He joined Yale in 1995 as an assistant professor, having previously served as a faculty member at Princeton University. He has been affiliated with the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale since 1996 and a fellow of the Econometric Society since 2007.

Dirk Bergemann was Chair of the Department of Economics from 2013-2019 and Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2014-2018.

His research is in the area of game theory, contract theory and venture capital and market design. His most recent work is in the area of dynamic mechanism design and dynamic pricing, robust mechanism design, and information design.

His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Knight Foundation, Google Faculty Fellow and the German National Science Foundation.

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Peter Cramton

Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne and the University of Maryland

Peter Cramton is Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne and the University of Maryland. Since 1983, he has conducted research on auction theory and practice. This research appears in leading economics journals. The focus is the design of auction-based markets. Applications include communications, electricity, and financial markets. On the practical side, he is an independent director on the board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and an advisor and chief economist to several companies. Since 1993, he has advised 14 governments and 41 bidders in spectrum auctions. He is a co-inventor of the spectrum auction design used in Canada, Australia, and many European countries to auction spectrum. Since 2001, he has played a lead role in the design and implementation of electricity and gas auctions in North America, South America, and Europe. He has advised on the design of carbon auctions in Europe, Australia, and the United Sates, including conducting the world’s first greenhouse-gas auction held in the UK in 2002. He has led the development of innovative auctions in new applications, such as auctions for airport slots, wind rights, diamonds, medical equipment, and Internet top-level domains. He received his B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Business from Stanford University in 1984.

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Denis Nekipelov

Associate Professor of Economics and Computer Science at the University of Virginia

Denis Nekipelov is an Associate Professor of Economics and Computer Science at the University of Virginia and a member of the academic advisory board of the School of Data Science. Nekipelov's work is aimed at the analysis and theory of scalable and efficient techniques that can be used to estimate the models of strategic behavior in large marketplaces. These techniques are developed by combination of statistical inference tools available in Econometrics and scalable algorithms coming from Computer Science. In the past 10 years Nekipelov collaborated with several online search platforms to help design and improve their marketplaces. Nekipelov received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Mathematics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University and has been a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research - Silicon Valley.

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