Mohamed Mostagir
Assistant Professor
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

701 Tappan Avenue
Room R5316
Ann Arbor, MI 48109






Research Interests
Decentralized markets (with emphasis on labor, funding, and innovation markets). Information design in contests and rank-based mechanisms.



  1. Designing Dynamic Contests (with K. Bimpikis and S. Ehsani). Proceedings of ACM EC. Operations Research.

  2. A Dynamic Model of Crowdfunding (with A. Malekian and S. Alaai). Proceedings of ACM EC. R&R Operations Research.

  3. A Fully Polynomial Time Approximation Scheme for Single-Item Stochastic Inventory Control with Discrete Demand (with N. Halman, D. Klabjan, J. Orlin, and D. Simchi-Levi). Mathematics of Operations Research.

  4. The Economics of Crowd Organizations (with D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar). NBER Working Paper No. 19852 under title ‘Managing Innovation in a Crowd’. Proceedings of ACM EC. R&R Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

  5. Information Design in Dynamic Contests: A Lab Experiment (with Y. Chen and I. Yeckehzaare). Working Paper.

  6. Reputation and Manipulation in Social Networks (with A. Ozdaglar and J. Siderius). Working Paper.

  7. Technology Choice in Dynamic Competition (with I. Duenyas and F. Tian). Submitted.

  8. Exploiting Myopic Learning. Conference version in Proceedings of ACM WINE.

  9. Preference Heterogeneity and Information Design (with Y. Orhun). In preparation.

  10. State-dependent Opinion Dynamics (With D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar). In proceedings of IEEE ICASSP

  11. Optimal Delivery in Display Advertising. In proceedings of Allerton conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.

  12. A Novel Filtering Approach for Local PET Verification of Proton Radiotherapy (with K. Parodi, T. Bortfeld, D. Craft, and A. Knopf). Medical Physics.


In Progress

  1. Hospital Contests. slides

  2. Automation and the Skills Gap (with D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar)


Ph.D., M.S., Caltech, Economics;
S.M., MIT, Operations Research;
MSc. University of Delaware, Computer and Information Sciences;
BSc. Ain Shams University, Electrical Engineering.



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