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Steven Tadelis

Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy Joe Shoong Chair in International Business
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F581
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/stadelis
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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BA, Economics, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
MSc, Economics, Techion, Haifa, Israel
PhD, Economics, Harvard University

Positions Held

At Haas since 2005
2015 – present, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, Joe Shoong Chair in International business, Haas School of Business

2005 – 2015, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

2011 – 2013, Senior Director-Distinguished Economist, eBay Research Labs
2006 – 2009, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning, Haas School of Business
1997 – 2005, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

External Service and Assignments

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 2011 – present
  • Editorial Board, American Economic Review, 2004 – 2007
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2004 – 2007

Current Research and Interests

  • E-Commerce
  • Economics of organization
  • Procurement contracting
  • Theory of the firm and industrial organization
  • Contract theory
  • Game theory

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Bidding for Incomplete Contracts: An Empirical Analysis,” with Patrick Bajari and Stephanie Houghton, forthcoming, American Economic Review
  • “Transaction Cost Economics,” with Oliver E. Williamson, in R. Gibbons and J. Roberts (Eds.) Handbook of Organizational Economics, Princeton University Press (2012)
    “Auctions versus Negotiations in Procurement: An Empirical Analysis,” with Patrick Bajari and Robert McMillan. Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. 25 no. 2 (2009):372-399.
  • “Contracting for Government Services: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cities,” with Jonathan Levin. Journal of Industrial Economics, , 58 no. 3 (2010):507-541.
  • “Profit Sharing and the Role of Professional Partnerships,” with Jonathan Levin. Quarterly Journal of Economics 120, no. 1 (2005): 131-172.
  • “The Market for Reputations as an Incentive Mechanism,” Journal of Political Economy 110, no. 4 (2002): 854-882.
  • “Complexity, Flexibility and the Make-or-Buy Decision.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 92, no. 2 (2002): 433-437.
  • “Incentives versus Transaction Costs: A Theory of Procurement Contracts,” with Patrick Bajari. Rand Journal of Economics 32, no. 3 (Autumn 2001): 387-407.
  • “What’s in a Name? Reputation as a Tradeable Asset.” American Economic Review 89, no. 3 (1999): 548-563.



  • Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, MBA 201A
  • The Economics of Institutions, PhD
  • Mechanism Design and Agency Theory, Economics 206, PhD

Honors and Awards


  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow
  • Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award, Stanford University, 2005
  • Department of Economics Advising Award, Stanford University, 2002
  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1999-2000
  • Review of Economic Studies Euorpean Tour Speaker, May 1997
  • Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1995-1996
  • National Science Foundation Research Grants: 1999-2000, 2000-2002, 2003-2008

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