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Steven Tadelis

Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy
James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in 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
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PhD, Economics, Harvard University
MSc, Economics, Techion, Haifa, Israel
BA, Economics, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Positions Held

At Haas since 2005
2016 – present, James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business
2015 – present, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy,  Haas School of Business
2015-2016, Joe Shoong Chair in International 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 – 2014
  • 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

  • “Reputation and Feedback Systems in Online Platform Markets,” Annual Review of Economics, 8(1):321-340 (2016)
  • “Information Disclosure as a Matching Mechanism: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment,” with Florian Zettelmeyer. American Economic Review, 105(2):886-905 (2015)
  • “Consumer Heterogeneity and Paid Search Effectiveness: A Large Scale Field Experiment,” with Chris Nosko and Tom Blake. Econometrica, 83(1):155-174 (2015)
  • “Harnessing Naturally-Occurring Data to Measure the Response of Spending to Income,” with Michael Gelman, Shachar Kariv, Matthew D. Shapiro and Dan Silverman. Science, 345(6193):212-215 (2014)
  • “Bidding for Incomplete Contracts: An Empirical Analysis,” with Pat Bajari and Stephanie Houghton. American Economic Review, 104(4):1288-1319 (2014)
  • “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.
  • “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.


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

Honors and Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Cheit Teaching Award, Full-Time MBA Program, 2010-2011
  • Montias prize – best article published in the Journal of Comparative Economics in 2010-2011
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, 2008-2015
  • 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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