Ilya Segal

Professor, Stanford University

Ilya R. Segal is the Roy and Betty Anderson Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research examines the design of contracts, auctions, bargaining, and other economic mechanisms, particularly in complex environments that exhibit communication or computational complexity, large numbers of agents or contingencies, widespread externalities, or dynamic decisions. Working with Auctionomics, Inc., he has consulted the U.S. Federal Communication Commission on the design of the “Incentive Auction,” scheduled to begin in March 2016, for voluntary repurposing a wide swath of electromagnetic spectrum from TV broadcasting to mobile broadband. Segal’s awards include a Compass Lexecon prize for “the most significant contribution to the understanding and implementation of competition policy,” a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and a Hoover Fellowship. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, a member of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic ReviewEconometrica, Review of Economic StudiesJournal of Economic Theory, and the RAND Journal of Economics, and as editor of theBerkeley Electronic Journals for Theoretical Economics.

Program Visits

Economics and Computation, Fall 2015, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer