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Faculty & Research


Vlad. N. Mares

Affiliate Professor of Economics


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Auction and Market Design
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Antitrust
Teaching Areas
  • Managerial Economics
  • Advanced Game Theory
  • Microeconomics (PhD)
  • Contract Theory
  • Industrial Organisation


Vlad Mares is Affiliate Professor of Economics at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD, Mares received his PhD at Rutgers University and taught at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research interests include game theory, auction theory and industrial organization. Professor Mares is currently working on how to balance price and quality interests in the design of procurement auctions with differentiated suppliers. He also studies the strategic importance of information manipulation in large auctions.