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Tanjim Hossain

Tanjim Hossain

Tanjim Hossain

Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
Chief Scientist, BEAR Centre


PhD, Princeton University
BS, University of Maryland College Park
BA, University of Maryland College Park


Tanjim Hossain is a Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where he serves as the Chair of the Department, with a cross-appointment to the Marketing Area at Rotman. His main research interests include behavioural economics and industrial organization, especially using field and laboratory experiments to test the validity of theoretical predictions in the real world. His research has been published in

American Economic Review, Management Science, Marketing Science, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and RAND Journal of Economics, and has been featured in The Economist, USA Today, and other news outlets. He has received multiple awards for excellence in refereeing and serves on the editorial board of Management Science.

Other Info

* Director, Master of Management of Innovation (MMI) Program: July 2017 - Present * Chief Scientist, BEA@R: July 2017 - Present

Academic Positions

  • 2020-Present

    Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2014-2020

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2009-2014

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2004-2009

    Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Crowding Out in the Labor Market: A Pro-Social Setting is Necessary

    Tanjim Hossain and King King Li

    Management Science


  • The Binarized Scoring Rule

    Tanjim Hossain and Ryo Okui

    Review of Economic Studies



    Pages: 984-1001

  • When Do Markets Tip? A Cognitive Hierarchy Approach

    Tanjim Hossain and John Morgan

    Marketing Science



    Pages: 431-453

  • The Behavioralist Visits the Factory: Increasing Productivity Using Simple Framing Manipulations

    Tanjim Hossain and John A. List

    Management Science



    Pages: 2151-2167

  • Competing Matchmakers: An Experimental Analysis

    Tanjim Hossain, Dylan Minor, John Morgan

    Management Science



    Pages: 1913-1925

  • Shrouded Attributes and Information Suppression: Evidence from the Field

    Jennifer Brown, Tanjim Hossain, and John Morgan

    Quarterly Journal of Economics



    Pages: 859-876

  • Sniping and Squatting in Auction Markets

    Jeffrey C. Ely and Tanjim Hossain

    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics



    Pages: 68-94

  • The Quest for QWERTY

    Tanjim Hossain and John Morgan

    American Economic Review



    Pages: 435-440

  • Learning by Bidding

    Tanjim Hossain

    RAND Journal of Economics



    Pages: 509-529

  • ...Plus Shipping and Handling: Revenue (Non)-Equivalence in Field Experiments on eBay

    Tanjim Hossain and John Morgan

    Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy



    Pages: Article 3

Honors and Awards

  • 2011, 2012

    Meritorious Service Award, Management Science

  • 2007-08

    Excellence in Refereeing, American Economic Review

  • 2002-04

    Graduate Fellow, Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars

  • 1999

    Elected Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Economic Association

  • Econometric Society

  • Economic Sciences Association