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Gabor Virag

Gabor Virag

Gabor Virag

Associate Professor of Economic Policy & Analysis, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga


PhD in Economics, Princeton University
MA in Economics, Central European University
BA in Economics, Budapest University of Economic Sciences




Gabor Virag is an Associate Professor of Economic Policy & Analysis 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, Review of Economic Studies and Theoretical Economics.

Academic Positions

  • 2011-

    Assistant, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2004-2011

    Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

My research concerns auctions, search theory, competing mechanisms, information aggregation in markets, and contests. My teaching is in economics, finance, and online markets.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Econometric Society

  • AEA