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Gabor Virag

Gabor Virag

    Gabor Virag

    Assistant Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: PhD in Economics, Princeton University
    MA in Economics, Central European University
    BA in Economics, Budapest University of Economic Sciences
    Email: Send an email to Gabor Virag
    Phone: 416-978-2009

    Bio

    Gabor Virag is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the Economic Analysis and Policy area at Rotman. His research focuses on the dynamics of market interaction, using auction and search theoretic models to understand market conduct, allocation and efficiency. He has studied information policy choices in dynamic economies, the role of learning in markets with frictions, and dynamic contests. His scholarly articles appeared in the American Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review and Theoretical Economics.

    Academic Positions

    2011-  Assistant Professor; University of Toronto
    2004-2011  Assistant Professor; University of Rochester

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Multilateral Limit Pricing in Price-Setting Games; with Eray Cumbul; 2017
    • A Theory of Grand Innovation Prizes; with Alberto Galasso and Matthew Mitchell; accepted, Research Policy; 2017
    • Learning and Price Discovery in a Search Model; with Stephan Lauermann, Wolfram Merzyn; accepted, Review of Economic Studies; 2016
    • Market Outcomes and Dynamic Patent Buyouts; with Alberto Galasso and Matthew Mitchell; International Journal of Industrial Organization; 2016
    • Auctions with resale: reserve prices and revenues; Games and Economic Behavior; 2016
    • Dynamic adverse selection with many types; 2016
    • First-price auctions with resale: the case of many bidders; Economic Theory; 2013
    • Auctions in Markets: Common Outside Options and the Continuation Value Effect; with Stephan Lauermann; American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; 2012
    • High Profit Equilibria in Directed Search Models; Games and Economic Behavior; 2011
    • Market Power and Efficiency in a Search Model; with Manolis Galenianos, Philipp Kricher; International Economic Review; 2011
    • Skill Requirement, Search Frictions, and Wage Inequality; with Lawrence Uren; International Economic Review; 2011
    • Competing Auctions: finite markets and convergence; Theoretical Economics; 2010
    • Gambling by Auctions; with Yaron Raviv; International Journal of Industrial Organization; 2009
    • Efficiency and Competition in the Long Run: the Survival of the Unfit; Games and Economic Behavior; 2009
    • Playing for Your Own Audience: Extremism in Two Party Elections; Journal of Public Economic Theory; 2008
    • Repeated Common Value Auctions with Asymmetric Bidders; Games and Economic Behavior; 2007
    • Revenue maximizing auctions with market interaction and signaling; with Jozsef Molnar; Economics Letters; 2007

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Econometric Society
    AEA

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