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Ilan Lobel

Ilan Lobel

Joined Stern 2010

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-71
New York, NY 10012

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Ilan Lobel joined New York University Stern School of Business in July 2010. He teaches a course entitled "Decision Models & Analytics." Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Lobel was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research's New England Laboratory.

Professor Lobel's research focuses on the operations of Internet-based businesses, including issues such as pricing, learning and contract design in online, dynamic and networked markets. His work has been published in journals including Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Operations Research and The Review of Economic Studies.

Professor Lobel received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Online Markets
  • Social Networks

Courses Taught

  • Decision Models & Analytics

Academic Background

Ph.D., Operations Research, 2009
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, 2004
Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Selected Publications

O. Besbes and I. Lobel (2015)
Intertemporal Price Discrimination: Structure and Computation of Optimal Policies
Management Science, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 92-110, 2015

S. Kakade, I. Lobel and H. Nazerzadeh (2013)
Optimal Dynamic Mechanism Design and the Virtual Pivot Mechanism
Operations Research, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 837-854

D. Acemoglu, M. Dahleh, I. Lobel and A. Ozdaglar (2011)
Bayesian Learning in Social Networks
Review of Economic Studies, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 1201-1236

Areas of Expertise


  • Auctions
  • Game Theory


  • Internet & Computers

Information, Operations & Management Sciences

  • E-commerce
  • Operations Management
  • Social Media